Major reasons to serve this airport
- 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 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
- 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
- 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.