Perth Airport (PER/YPPH)

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Major reasons to serve this airport

perth reasons

Perth City Wealthy. Fast-growing. High propensity to travel. As a destination, Perth has got it all ‒ apart from your air service.

  • 24/7 operations, no curfew.
  • Domestic and International terminals linked providing seamless transfers and access to Australia-wide market.
  • West Australian population +2.16% to 2.6 million in 2014.
  • 1 in 3 West Australians were born overseas contributing to a high propensity to travel.
  • West Australia has a strong export market and is a major supplier of minerals & energy, lobsters, prawns and pearls worldwide.
  • Significant number of international students attending West Australian universities, technical and further education high schools and colleges.
  • A range of tourism experiences from outback adventures, resorts, casino, golf, diving, fine dining, vineyards, vibrant city of Perth and magnificent coastline and beaches.
  • World-class conference, events and sporting facilities.
  • Same time zone as China and much of south-east Asia.

Marketing/and other support

Perth marketing

Happy to help. Not only will the Perth Airport Gold Coats help your passengers enjoy a smooth journey through the terminals, but the airport’s management will also offer marketing support for your new route.

  • Perth Airport provides individual tailored incentive programs to airlines. These programs assist airlines with costs associated with start-up, marketing a new destination, increased frequency and aircraft type. Please contact Perth Airport’s Aviation Business Development team for further information.

Airport Catchment area

Perth Catchment

  • Western Australia is Australia’s biggest state, by land mass, and fourth largest by population. Perth is the capital city of Western Australia. 85% of the 2.6 million populations is clustered within 300kms of Perth Airport and for those further afield, Perth Airport’s Regional terminal 2 is within easy walking distance to the International terminal.
  • Perth shares the same time zone as China and much of south-east Asia making business with within the region convenient and highly accessible.

Freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Western Australia is an important producer and supplier of safe, high-quality agriculture products such as grains, meat, fruit and vegetables, dairy products and processed foods as well as live animals and seafood to international markets.
  • Western Australia exports up to 80% of its agricultural production, including 92% of total crop production and 73% of livestock production.
  • Airfreight is transported in the passenger aircraft belly hold of international carriers operating at Perth Airport.


  • Perth Airport is well located to the Perth CBD and is surrounded by major roads leading to the city and suburban areas.
  • The approximate distance from Perth Airport to the city is as follows:
    • Terminals 1 & 2 – 17 km;
    • Terminals 3 & 4 – 12 km.
  • A taxi trip from the airport terminals to Perth city centre will take 20 to 30 minutes. The journey costs approximately AUD$38.
  • Alternatively, the Connect shuttle bus service to the city is a safe, hassle-free way to travel. The shuttle costs $15 per person one-way to the city from Terminal 3.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runway(s): Runway 03/21 – 3,444 m; Runway 06/24 – 2,163 m.
  • Slot Coordinated: Yes.
  • Operating hours: 24 hours.
  • Terminal(s): Terminal 1: International & Domestic; Terminal 2: Domestic & Regional; Terminal 3 & 4: Domestic
  • Minimum connect time: Standard Domestic-Domestic 30 minutes; Domestic-International 90 minutes; International-Domestic 120 minutes; International-International 60 minutes (note: airline variations apply).

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news


The transformation of Perth Airport will see the consolidation of all commercial air services into one precinct, providing a seamless airport experience and greater convenience for all travellers.

Perth Airport is fully committed to the first stage of its consolidation plan, which is being implemented through a privately-funded AUD$1 billion capital investment program.

In 2015, Perth Airport has unveiled:

  • A brand new domestic pier which has changed the travel experience for passengers, allowing access to regional, interstate and international services in one convenient location;
  • The international arrivals expansion, with the baggage reclaim and secondary examination (Biosecurity) areas more than twice their original sizes;
  • The international departures expansion and refurbishment which will provide a more enjoyable outbound customer experience with a great range of new retail and dining options, expanded check-in, outbound immigration and security screening areas;
  • The expansion and upgrade of domestic Terminal 3;
  • A new access road called Airport Drive, connecting Gateway Western Australia’s Tonkin/Leach Highway interchange and Perth Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2;
  • The first section of a spacious 27 metre, landscaped forecourt plaza at T1, as well as an upgraded Short Term Car Park to improve capacity and traffic flow.
  • In Sep15, Perth Airport awarded a $45mil contract to design its third runway and future-proof its aviation infrastructure.

Calendar of Events

Perth events calendar

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers:
    • 9.8 million domestic passengers in FY2014/15;
    • 4.2 million international passengers in FY2014/15.
  • Purpose of travel for international passengers:
    • 56% holiday;
    • 24% VFR;
    • 16% business/conference/employment/education;
    • 4% other.
    • Source: Department of Immigration & Border Protection YE May 15.
  • Largest international carriers: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar Airways, AirAsia.