Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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The below information on Perth Airport is sourced from Wikipedia (

Perth Airport (IATA code PER) is an Australian domestic and international airport located south of Guildford, Western Australia, and is the major commercial airport servicing Western Australia's capital city, Perth. It is the fourth busiest airport in Australia and plays a strategic role due to its location – servicing many Australian, Asian, Indian Ocean, Pacific locations, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airport has seen strong passenger growth in the last few years, primarily due to the prolonged mining boom and the increase in services from international budget carriers.

Construction of the new International Terminal and control tower commenced in March 1984 on the south-eastern side of the airfield. In 1984, the road leading to the new terminal, Horrie Miller Drive was named in honour of local aviation pioneer Horrie Miller. The terminal was officially opened on 25 October 1986 by then Prime Minister Bob Hawke, with the new terminal receiving passengers just days after. The newly built control tower was the tallest in Australia at its time of construction, and remained so for a number of years.

Upon completion, the terminal was able to process up to five Boeing 747 aircraft per hour and accommodated a peak passenger volume of 6,000 passengers per hour. Twenty years later, in the 12 months to June 2006 the terminal processed over 2.027 million passengers, surpassing a 1996 projection of 1.016 million passengers in that period.

From 2003 to 2004, the International terminal underwent major internal refurbishments to provide an increased array of passenger services, including increased space for duty free stores and food and beverage concession stands. Further upgrades valued at $AUD25 Million (2006) were made to the terminal across 2005 and 2006 which added an additional 2,500 m² of floor space, additional check-in counters, and an improved baggage handling and screening system.

The airport commemorated its 60th anniversary in 2004, with an event that opened the new Taxiway Sierra, a new taxiway supporting larger aircraft such as the Boeing B747, Airbus A340, and potentially the Airbus A380 to operate at the airport

Airlines using Perth Airport include:
  • AirAsia X
  • Air Mauritius
  • Air New Zealand
  • Airnorth
  • Alliance Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Indonesia AirAsia
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Maroomba Airlines
  • National Jet Systems
  • Network Aviation
  • Ozjet
  • Qantas
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Skippers Aviation
  • Skywest
  • South African Airways
  • Thai Airways International
  • Tiger Airways
  • Tiger Airways Australia
  • Virgin Blue

Video: International arrivals and departures from runway 21 at Perth International Airport. Video taken on 14th June 2009.

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