Qantas details new Perth Airport T3 'international terminal wing'

Qantas details new Perth Airport T3 'international terminal wing'

Qantas has pulled back the covers on its upgraded T3 international terminal at Perth Airport ahead of this month's launch of non-stop flights between Perth and London.

Those flights, along with other Qantas services to Singapore and Auckland as of March 24, will run from a new international wing at the otherwise-domestic Terminal 3, which abuts Terminal 4 as part of what the airline likes to call its Qantas Terminal Precinct.

T3's international zone sports its own immigration and customs area, duty-free store, cafes and bars, along with three 'swing gates' gates which can be used for international and domestic flights as needed.

There'll also be a new Qantas T3 international lounge (located towards the edge of T3, near gates 21-25) featuring an airy open design and an outdoor barbecue area.

However, as previously reported, this will be available only to travellers in transit on those non-stop Boeing 787 flights between Perth and London, with the sole exception of those starting their journey in Perth on QF9 or continuing east-bound on the Dreamliner to Melbourne and Los Angeles.

Read more: Qantas' new Perth Airport lounge is only for Boeing 787 passengers

Passengers jetting out on Qantas' Perth-Singapore and Perth-Auckland flights, as well as on the Boeing 787's domestic QF10 Perth-Melbourne leg, will use the domestic Qantas lounges at Terminal 4 and then make their way across to T3's international wing to catch their flight.

Travellers on all Qantas-run international flights will check in at T4, proceed through the airport's domestic security gates, and then head over to T3's international wing for a second security sweep due to international security and passport checks.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • reeves35


    13 Mar, 2018 04:12 pm

    ....a little bit confused!! Have they actually opened the new terminal or let anyone in? This article seems to reprint graphic mock-ups of the International Lounge that have been around for a while.
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  • David Flynn


    13 Mar, 2018 04:21 pm

    New terminal opens March 24, QF held a terminal 'preview' today and shared some new details but has yet to release pics – once we get 'em, we'll add 'em in.
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  • Rhonda


    13 Mar, 2018 04:51 pm

    So we have to check in at T4, go through domestic security, then hike to T3 and go through another lot of security? Why not just have international check-in, security and immigration/customs in T3? Or are there just not enough international flights from PER to justify keeping a second area staffed? Inconvenient and confusing, and not a good look for international tourists departing from PER. But nowhere near as bad as SYD!
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  • highflyer


    13 Mar, 2018 05:52 pm

    I guess it’s no different than Adelaide where you checkin and then go through Domestic security. And then a short walk and secondary security for Lags before Customs.
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  • moa999


    13 Mar, 2018 07:34 pm

    And Gold Coast and Canberra
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  • mitchimus


    13 Mar, 2018 05:29 pm

    Seems crazy to have check in at T4 when there are already check in facilities at T3.
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  • MarkJohnSon


    13 Mar, 2018 05:29 pm

    Great progress by QF. Mr. Joyce has them running like a well-oiled machine.
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  • grov


    13 Mar, 2018 06:01 pm

    Swing gates in T3? This must mean that the T3 departure hall isn't dedicated to international? Then where are the international security gates?
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  • johnnypc67


    13 Mar, 2018 06:12 pm

    So after your T4 business lounge (which is fabulous), do you then need to clear immigration before a SIN or AKL flight?
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  • Andrew Mcgarry


    13 Mar, 2018 06:45 pm

    @grov T3 is still currently used for Jetstar, Maybe some Jetstar users could shed some light on what’s been happening in T3
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  • nige_per


    13 Mar, 2018 07:46 pm

    So domestic travellers PER-MEL on QF10 do get access then? Last article indicated not?
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  • David Flynn


    13 Mar, 2018 08:00 pm

    No, they don't. See second-last par.
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  • Richard Foreman


    13 Mar, 2018 08:34 pm

    So if I've read this correctly - I am booked on a SYD - LHR ticket, the first part being the domestic A330 to Perth where I then join the 787 to London - which means I CAN use the new lounge ? Is that right David ?
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  • John Phelan

    John Phelan

    13 Mar, 2018 10:48 pm

    Yes, anyone flying PER-LHR can access the international lounge in PER.
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  • oxy


    14 Mar, 2018 08:10 pm

    *All eligibale customers
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  • David Russell


    13 Mar, 2018 11:40 pm

    Does Qantas even care about its Singapore service ? A domestic grade 737, and now we get to use the Domestic lounge !!
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  • Morgan Judd


    14 Mar, 2018 07:39 am

    I checked it out last night. Actually looks like it will work really well.

    They have made it as seamless as possible. It makes sense once you see it.
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  • Robertybob


    16 Mar, 2018 03:28 pm

    Let's remember a couple of things. Qantas will still offer its customers DXB via codeshare for those going to Europe at odd times of day or to secondary EU cities. But DXB is too close to Europe to offer a full sleeping leg for its breakfast arrivals into London (ie QF1), but the legs are perfect for lunchtime arrivals into LHR (ie the soon-to-be ex-QF9 and EK flights out of MEL and SYD late at night). QF via SIN will offer the best chance to sleep into Europe (the new QF1), and with some re-timings it could offer good one-stop links from all Australian secondary cities. QF via PER offers a good new option for a lunchtime arrival into Europe, and with better timings down the track will also offer more one-stop connections from ADL, BNE and even SYD. All the while QFFs can still book on codeshare via DXB, albeit without the upgrade ability. It adds up to a win-win-win for flyer choice in my opinion. If the PER hub takes off and BNE to Paris and SYD to Frankfurt are added soon the QF network will offer great customer flexibility without crippling QF with the costs of its old network where SIN and HKG were hubs.
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  • nige_per


    21 Mar, 2018 10:39 am

    Any news if the lounge will be ready for Saturday 24th March?
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  • Matthew Orman


    23 Mar, 2018 03:16 pm

    "Stretch classes" appear to be a part of the 'wellness' area in the new lounge...

    "DANNY and Tania Taylor from Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreat can finally reveal that their business is part of the new Perth International Business Class Transit Lounge. Bodhi J Wellbeing Studio will have a holistic approach to wellness offering Perth to London Qantas Dreamliner passengers gentle stretching sessions and mindfulness and breath awareness techniques. Mr Taylor said that the 12-15 minute sessions would start with soothing aromatic inhalations and were suitable for all ages and fitness levels in a setting designed to invoke a sense of tranquillity and calm."
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