Perth & WA Profile: Part 1 – Perth Aiport the “most international” of Australia’s major airports

Feature: Profile of Perth and the West Australian aviation and tourism market

Part 1: Perth Airport, the “most international” of Australia’s major airports

Perth Airport ranks fourth largest in Australia on all parameters and 172nd in the world in terms of capacity and – an indication of its remoteness and therefore the importance of connectivity – a much higher 92nd when measured in ASKs (Source: CAPA Airport Profiles).

The city’s closeness to Asia and isolation from the rest of Australia’s major cities makes for a highly internationally focussed airport.

The fact that it currently has two widely separated terminals for domestic and international has made it that bit harder for the airport to capitalise in any way on its relatively high mix of flights for onward connections.

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

While Perth doesn’t have the highest number of airlines serving it, it has a significant array of airline options, when its 50 airline codeshares are included.

Airlines serving Perth Airport, 20-Jun-2017

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

The “most international” of Australia’s airports

However, Perth Airport is distinguished by the fact that it has (by a small percentage) a higher proportion of international aircraft movements than any other Australian airport.

Domestic vs international aircraft movements at Australia’s main airports, week beginning 19-Jun-2017

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

Perth Airport also more foreign carrier movements utilising the airport than any other in Australia.

Foreign vs local airline movements at Australia’s main airports, week beginning 19-Jun-2017

Source: CAPA Airline profiles

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