Perth Airport Awarded Asia Pacific Medium Airport Of The Year
Perth Airport ranks fourth largest in Australia on all parameters and 172nd in the world in terms of capacity and – an indication of its remoteness and therefore the importance of connectivity – a much higher 92nd when measured in ASKs. The city’s closeness to Asia and isolation from the rest of Australia’s major cities makes for a highly internationally focused airport.
“The fact that it currently has two widely separated terminals for domestic and international has made it that bit harder for the airport to capitalise in any way on its relatively high mix of flights for onward connections, however management has clearly had the foresight required to plan for future development,” said Mr Harbison.
The airport reported that it plans to expand its infrastructure over the next seven to 10 years using AUD2.5 billion, CEO Kevin Brown confirming the expanded airport “will help unlock the full economic potential of WA”.