New airline lounges with direct access to boarding gates, airport hotels and an automated people mover connecting domestic and international terminals – that's what Perth Airport is promising for the next decade. It's part of an ambitious $2bn upgrade which will see all terminals and airli...
POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 22 Comments
With four terminals catering to a mix of domestic and international flights, Perth Airport hosts no fewer than 11 airline lounges for well-heeled business travellers to relax and work. Here's where you'll find them, what's on offer and how to gain access. Perth Airport: which terminal? The eas...
POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments
Qantas’ Perth Transit Lounge is already pretty exclusive – serving only those passengers jetting to London on flight QF9, or connecting from London through to Melbourne on QF10 – but the access list is now even tighter than before, with digital lounge passes currently ...
POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 5 Comments
Virgin Australia now offers valet parking at its Perth Airport T1 terminal, along the same lines as its current Premium Valet service at Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – albeit on a three-month trial through basis through to September. Perth's Premium Valet drop-off point is located adjace...
POSTED 29 May, 2018 0 Comments
Qantas' much-touted Perth-London nonstop Boeing 787 flights will begin this weekend, taking passengers on a 17+ hour trek with no hops required on this new spin on the Kangaroo Route. That journey will begin at Qantas' dedicated Perth transit lounge, located in the newly-built international wing...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2018 86 Comments
With Air New Zealand's Perth Airport business class lounge now open for travellers, what's in store behind that frosted glass door? In short: an impressive pre-flight experience for the Kiwi carrier's business class passengers, top-tier frequent flyers and Koru Club members – and their e...
POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 19 Comments
Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Airports will introduce a new 'premium arrivals' system under plans revealed in this week's Federal Budget. The proposal would extend beyond the Express Path lanes currently available to first class and business class travellers and include escorted 'fast-tracking' fr...
POSTED 5 May, 2016 8 Comments
Australia’s consumer watchdog the ACCC is rebuking the country’s major airports – particular those in Sydney and Melbourne – over the prices charged for airport parking, resulting in exorbitant profit margins at the expense of value for travellers. In its latest Airport M...
POSTED 24 Mar, 2016 10 Comments
Virgin Australia plans to introduce self-serve checkin kiosks and bag drop facilities at its terminals across Australia next year, under what CEO John Borghetti describes as "a very aggressive" schedule. The system will debut at Virgin's new Perth T1 domestic terminal, which opens this Sunday No...
POSTED 19 Nov, 2015 20 Comments
Virgin Australia's bespoke Perth Airport terminal will open its doors to travellers on Sunday November 22nd, and the centrepiece for frequent flyers will be the slick new lounge. With room for some 400 passengers it's twice the size of the previous T3 lounge, and like the rest of the airl...
POSTED 13 Nov, 2015 22 Comments
Emirates’ business and first class passengers plus eligible frequent flyers can now unwind or stay productive in a brand new Emirates lounge at Perth International Airport. Built in a completely new space spanning 810 square metres and with seats for 165 guests, lounge lizards will also be...
POSTED 4 Nov, 2015 15 Comments
The long wait is over for Virgin Australia, with the airline's shiny new terminal at Perth Airport opening on Sunday November 22nd, 2015. Domestic travellers will find two new lounges plus a new fast-track check-in system with kiosks and bag-drop channels, plus be shorter transfer times to ...
POSTED 27 Oct, 2015 15 Comments
Qantas partner Emirates will begin flying its flagship Airbus A380 between Perth and Dubai from May 1 2015, less than 12 months after Qantas axed regular international flights from Perth. Emirates will upgrade its daily EK420/421 flights to the superjumbo, which boasts private first class suits ...
POSTED 16 Dec, 2014 25 Comments
The long-awaited Qantas Business Lounge at Perth Airport will also be the first to embrace a new design concept which draws elements from the airline’s highly-regarded Singapore and Hong Kong lounges. Due to open in the second half of 2015, the Perth lounge will take it...
POSTED 6 Nov, 2014 6 Comments
Perth residents jetting to Europe and the USA on Emirates will soon enjoy faster connections and a shorter overall journey time, with the airline retiming its afternoon EK423 Perth-Dubai flight. From October 27, EK423 moves from a 3:10pm departure to a 5:50pm take-off, slashing the transit in Du...
POSTED 13 Oct, 2014 3 Comments
A Qantas lounge opening its doors to Virgin Australia frequent flyers? No, you're not dreaming. Gold and Platinum members of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program can now use the Qantas International Business Lounge at Perth Airport when travelling on Etihad’s new d...
POSTED 3 Sep, 2014 10 Comments
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 h...
POSTED 8 Jul, 2014 7 Comments
The ACCC’s latest Airport Monitoring Report shows a sizeable increase in passenger numbers across Sydney, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Brisbane and Perth airports, but only a marginal improvement in service standards across the board. Collating survey data from passengers, airlines and border ...
POSTED 9 Apr, 2014 6 Comments
Travellers to Singapore will be hardest hit by cuts to the Qantas network announced today. The QF5/6 and QF51/52 flights from Sydney and Brisbane to the Asian hub will be downgraded from Boeing 747 jumbo jets to Airbus A330 aircraft by September this year, while Perth will lose its daily Singapo...
POSTED 27 Feb, 2014 12 Comments
Qantas will resume Perth-Singapore flights from June 26, 2015 – read our story for all the details. PREVIOUS | Qantas will close its final international route from Perth this year, leaving the WA capital without a single overseas flight on the Flying Kangaroo. The QF77/78 service between ...
POSTED 27 Feb, 2014 27 Comments
Virgin Australia has opened a second lounge at Perth Airport, in Terminal 2 – home to regional and charter airlines supporting WA's resources sector. Just don't expect the flashiest lounge in the Virgin network – in keeping with T2's market, this new facility is built on th...
POSTED 20 Dec, 2013 1 Comment
Perth Airport's brand new Terminal 2 is on track to open on 2 March, making a big improvement to the facilities on offer for regional airlines including Skywest, Alliance and charter operators. Fly-in, Fly out flights — so-called FIFO services, booming thanks to the WA resources sector &md...
POSTED 8 Feb, 2013 0 Comments
Perth Airport is in the middle of huge changes, with a major redevelopment programme that will turn it from one of Australia's least-loved airports into what airport CEO Brad Geatches hopes will be "an airport we are proud to call the gateway to Western Australia." But what's the plan and the sc...
POSTED 6 Nov, 2012 5 Comments
Getting a taxi from Perth Airport just got easier for international travellers, thanks to a new and improved taxi rank at the international terminal, with domestic travellers set to see a second new rank by the end of the year. The new international taxi rank is double the size of the old one, w...
POSTED 26 Jun, 2012 2 Comments
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