This project encompasses the addition of new facilities for both arrivals and departures at Perth Airport’s International Terminal 1.
It adds substantial domestic capacity for Virgin Australia’s operation out of Perth, relieving the pressure on the existing domestic Terminals 3 and 4 created by the rapid growth in passenger traffic. Two gates, one new and one re-configured, will be able to accommodate the Airbus A380 with a substantial new international departures gate lounge to serve these aircraft.
The project can be divided into three parts:
· extension of existing terminal building;
· new pier serving mostly domestic stands;
· alterations within areas of existing terminal building.
The new pier will be the largest single space at Perth Airport, serving eight stands with 12 aerobridges combining clarity, openness and magnificent views.
Additionally, one of the existing stands is being reconfigured with two new aerobridges. The design team worked closely with Perth Airport and the airlines to incorporate complex boarding systems that can serve, on the same stands, both domestic and international flights using small planes or the very largest currently in service such as the A380, and all without negotiating steps. The two stands accommodating A380s will have aerobridges capable of serving the upper deck of this aircraft.
A retail hub will be located in the centre of the pier providing a variety of food and beverage options as well as a range of shops. Alterations within the existing areas of Terminal 1 include additional and enhanced check-in facilities for international airlines, new land side and air side toilet facilities and alterations to airline lounges. Expansion of the outbound international passport control and security screening area, originally part of this project, expanded into a separate project of its own, proceeding in parallel.