Perth Airport is investing $25 million in improvements to facilities at Terminal 3. The works will build on the upgrade completed in 2011.
When Alliance, Skywest and Tiger Airways move to Terminal 2 in early 2013, congestion in the domestic precinct will reduce and the Qantas group (Qantas, QantasLink, Jetstar, Network Aviation) will move some domestic services into T3.
In addition, Qantas will have :
-access to additional check-in counters
-secured rights to conveniently located boarding gates which will enable up to 27 more flights each day
-Virgin Australia will have access to additional check-in counters for speedier service
The terminal 3 upgrade includes :
-Replacing the existing carpet with terrazzo tiles in check-in / baggage claim areas to create and lighter and more contemporary space
-Replacing one of the single loop baggage belts with double loops to handle a significantly larger number of bags
-Remodelling and enhancing the security screening area to facilitate a quicker passage to Level 1 via new escalators
-Expanding the floor plate of Level 1 to make a new departures and retail area
-Adding 1 more aerobridge
Work is expected to start in early 2013 and finish towards the end of 2013.
Then . . .
From Mid 2014, when Virgin Australia move to their dedicated pier on the International Terminal, the Qantas Group will have a dedicated precinct for passengers using both Terminal 3 and 4.
In consultation with Perth Airport, Qantas is exploring additional opportunities to improve the quality of service delivered to passengers including :
-The expansion of the ‘Faster, Smarter Check-in’ facilities into T3
-Expansion of the departure lounge space
-Review of the current security screening procedures and improve operational efficiencies
-Innovative check-in facilities dedicated to FIFO and workers in the mining sector
-The review of the Qantas Lounge facilities with potential to develop innovative spaces when the current lounge is expanded
For more information on Perth Airport’s transformation and redevelopment plans, visit http://www.seeperthairporttransform.com.au/