Perth airport in Western Australia is to commence work on a new international wing featuring a new outdoor barbecue area, to enable the launch of Qantas’ new non-stop flight services between Perth and London.
The plans for the newly-integrated domestic and international passenger hub will see the construction of a new international wing featuring an outdoor area, a new immigration and customs area, and additional food and retail options for airport visitors.
Australian flag carrier airline Qantas will operate its domestic flights out of the newly-built area, in addition to flights serving routes to London, Singapore and Auckland
The Australian State Government has committed A$14m to carry out the redevelopment of Perth Airport.
The Perth-London route is expected to be worth up to A$36m per year in visitor spending for Western Australia’s economy.
Western Australia Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said: “Not only will we see job creation in the tourism industry from the extra visitors the new route will bring, many Qantas staff and their families will also settle in Perth and suppliers will be needed to stock the daily route with food and beverages.”