Qantas has opened a new security screening
facility at its domestic terminal in Perth. The new facility is part of the airline's
$75 million terminal upgrade program, and is expected to reduce
congestion and waiting times around the screening point.
Qantas Regional General Manager for Western Australia, Mr Ian Gay said, "The security screening facility has been
re-located and enlarged to provide extra capacity and reduce
Key terminal improvements already completed
- three additional baggage carousels;
- six new
- a larger aerobridge able to accommodate
wide-body A330 aircraft operating east-west services; and
upgrade of a gate from Boeing 737 to Boeing 767 capability.
our major terminal upgrade, Qantas customers in Perth will enjoy
the very best airport experience in Australia when Airport of the
Future is rolled-out next year," Mr Gay added. "In mid-2010,
Perth will be the first to trial Qantas' next generation check-in. Qantas Frequent Flyers from Silver through to Platinum, and
all Qantas Club members, will have their member card embedded with
an intelligent chip that will transform the card into a personal
boarding pass linked to a permanent bag tag, halving check in time
and reducing queues. Check-in facilities will also be
upgraded for Bronze Frequent Flyers and non-frequent flyers."
next year the regional West Australian airports of Broome,
Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Port Hedland, Newman and Paraburdoo will see
technology upgrades including automated gate boarding facilities.
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