Perth Airport begins $28.5m road upgrade

By Chris C., July 8 2014
Perth Airport begins $28.5m road upgrade

Construction of a new access road at Perth Airport will commence this month as part of a larger airport redevelopment program.

Airport Drive, a 1.6 kilometre road set to connecting the airport with the Tonkin/Leach Highway interchange comes at a cost of $28.5m, linking Terminals 1 and 2 to the highway from 2015.

The $1b airport redevelopment plan also sees the Terminal 1 forecourt extended to create an entry plaza, new pick-up and drop-off lanes and the expansion of the short term car park.

Brad Geatches, Perth Airport CEO advised that “while much of the work taking place will not impact the customer journey, when required, a detailed traffic management plan will be implemented to ensure ease of access to Terminals 1 and 2 is maintained at all times.

“With Virgin Australia relocating (its) domestic services to the new pier at the western end of T1 in 2015, completion of these works will ensure an improved customer experience for all passengers.”

Works on Airport Drive are slated for completion in the first half of 2015, and follows Melbourne Airport's own $100m Airport Drive extension.

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Sep 2013

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Great news and congrats to the Perth Airport people.Also great to see many Int carrieres can make it work in Perth.Pitty QF cant make it their...but guys your not on your own  BNE is as badly or worst serviced by the so called spirit of Australia. 

07 Oct 2012

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Please explain how BNE is worst serviced than PER, when PER has no service?


21 Dec 2012

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Robert the comparison you are making is of overseas carriers operating hub and spoke route networks against Qantas, which you would like to operate a point to point route network. The economics of each approach are completely different. The aviation industry has evolved, and now Qantas cannot compete using a point to point international network against multiple carriers using hub and spoke networks. Either Qantas rationalises its international hubs or shuts its doors.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

19 Feb 2014

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Why should Perth Airport be congratulated? Brad Geatches couldn't run a bath, let alone an airport.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

21 Aug 2013

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'couldn't run a bath, let alone an airport.'

LMAO I have sadly never heard that phrase, but I like it; I like it a lot! ;-)

25 Sep 2013

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I need to learn that one.

06 Feb 2014

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Tell you what should happen at Perth...get a integrated domestic an international airport and a 777-200LR or 787-900 can non stop to London...Virgin was apparently looking at that a few years back.  What is needed by Perth airport operators is a little bit of vision, but all they care about in minimising infrastructure invesments and squeezing a lemon.  Frankly privatisation of that airport has been a disaster.

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