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12 November 2018
The Western Australian economy is set to surge as Perth Airport has announced a $1.5 billion upgrade to its facilities by late 2024.
Today, the airport released the artist impression images of its proposal that features a new domestic terminal and an upgraded international terminal.
There will be two phases to the project. The first to be completed within 7 years, and the second phase to delivered at a future date that is dependent on the demand of passengers and airline requirements.
“By undertaking the international terminal project in two phases we can deliver that outcome in a timely and efficient manner to meet growing demand and allow our airline partners to grow their businesses,” Perth Airport Chief Executive, Kevin Brown, told the media.
The first phase of the upgrade will include three new international gates with new technological and security processes such as self-service bag drop and improved boarding facilitation. In addition, airline lounges and food and beverage outlets will also be newly-constructed.
“Our aim is to provide smoother movement of passengers from kerbside to flight gate. We’ll be looking at the latest biometrics technology to help create this seamless passenger experience,” Mr Brown said.
The project will be the boost that the State economy needs after they invested around $3 billion on road and rail projects centred on the airport precinct.
“Bringing all flight services into this hub will deliver taxpayers with the maximum benefit from these investments,” Mr Brown said.