Progressive Perth

Perth Airport has experienced a record year of capital expenditures for improvements in FY 2004-2005, with another $46 million scheduled for 2005-2006. Its Terminal 1 will be ready to handle the Airbus A380. Located in the same time zone as Singapore, the capital of Western Australia State is only five hours away from that hub, closer than Sydney. Named as Australia Major Airport of the Year for the past two years, its international traffic is growing, and it is now Australia's fourth busiest airport, with 6.7 million passengers in the most recent 12 months. The post September 11 segmentation of the airline market, with lower-cost carriers getting established in Australia, has helped increase Perth's volume of passengers. A host of Asian flag carriers have stepped up service to Perth. Qantas, also, has increased flights, including a non-stop to Auckland. New check-in counters, in-line screening and baggage handling, runway expansions and enhancements, new passenger lounges, export and inspection facilities and improved retail offerings are among the completed projects. Anticipated are improvements to Terminal 1, advanced runway approach lights and expanded on-site utilities.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p 25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01015015
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2005 3:39PM