Perth Airport has confirmed that the new $120
million Domestic Terminal (Terminal 2) will open on Saturday, 2
March 2013, less than 18 months from the time construction
commenced in September 2011.
Built by Broad Construction Services (WA),
Terminal 2 took more than 250 personnel and 500,000 man hours to
complete. It is the first new terminal to be built at Perth
Airport for 26 years, and marks a critical milestone in its
“This is the first of our major projects to be
completed and comes at a time when there is continuing strong
growth in aviation activity to regional Western Australia driven
largely by the resource sector's fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce
model. The opening of Terminal 2 represents a major step forward
in meeting the requirements of the resource sector,” said Brad Geatches, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport.
of Terminal 2 next to the current International Terminal (Terminal
1) will immediately improve the travel experience for people in
regional Western Australia, as they will now be able to connect
through to international services in one convenient location. It also represents the first stage in our vision to have all
commercial air services operating in one precinct by 2020,” Mr
Initially, Terminal 2 will become home to
Skywest and Alliance Airlines and Tiger Airways will move to the
new facility in May 2013.
will be the first airline to fly out of the new terminal, with all
flights departing and arriving from Saturday, 2 March.
forward to our customers enjoying the convenience of the more
spacious and modern facilities offered within the new terminal,
with the benefits of a reduced wait through screening and free
WIFI throughout the terminal,” said Jason Bitter, Chief Executive
Both Skywest and Alliance Airlines offer charter services to
support the workforce deployment to the resource rich areas of
Western Australia, and Terminal 2 has been built with this as the
primary consideration. It will facilitate the quick turn-around of
aircraft, reduce taxiing and towing of aircraft and provide a
superior customer experience for all travellers, including the
estimated one million FIFO workers who will travel through the
terminal in the first year.
“Terminal 2 will open at around 30% capacity and, should we continue to experience current
growth rates, it will be able to cope easily with increased
demand,” said Mr Geatches.
Skywest also offers commercial
services to a range of regional destinations such as Albany and
Esperance in the south, to Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Exmouth and
Broome in the north.
- 16 check-in counters and space for new self-service
and bag drop technology for faster and easier check-in
- a spacious departures lounge with high quality
retail, food and beverage choices
- 14 aircraft gates accessed via covered
walkways, providing protection from the elements
large baggage reclaim belts to minimise waiting times.
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