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Qantas and Jetstar to move to new Perth Airport Terminal in 2031

Qantas and Perth Airport have signed a 12-year agreement to unlock a multi-billion-dollar wave of investment and deliver new international and domestic flights, significantly boosting Australia’s tourism industry.

Perth Airport will invest around A$3 billion in new terminal facilities in 2031 and a new parallel runway slated to open in 2028. This will form part of an A$5 billion capital investment programme by Perth Airport, the largest ever private infrastructure development in Perth. There will also be two multi-storey carparks, major access roadworks and the airport’s first hotel.

Qantas & Jetstar will relocate all services to a new terminal in the Airport Central precinct that will, along with the airline’s major investment in new aircraft, enable the growth required to turn Western Australia into a major domestic and international hub of airlines. Qantas and Jetstar plan to add 4.4 million seats to and from Perth annually by the time the terminal opens in 2031. This hub will significantly enhance inbound tourism and give Australians more options when travelling to Asia, Africa, India and Europe.

Qantas will work with Perth Airport on plans for a multi-lounge precinct for international and domestic passengers with a new signature design and bespoke dining and wellness initiatives.

Estimated timeline

As part of the agreement, Qantas plans to build a new engineering hangar in the Airport Central precinct. Perth Airport will invest in upgrades to Terminals 3 and 4 the current home of Qantas domestic and international flights, to create additional capacity while the new terminals are built.

Jetstar will relocate its domestic services to Terminal 2 from September 2024 before moving into the Airport Central terminal when it is completed.

Indicative Route possibilities from the Western Hub (Source: Qantas)
Indicative Route possibilities from the Western Hub Source Qantas

β€œPerth-London and Perth-Rome are two of the most popular flights on our international network, which gives us confidence in our strategy to ramp up WA flying over the next few years as we receive new aircraft and grow our fleet,” shared Vanessa Hudson, Qantas CEO.

Hudson adds “With the launch of Perth-Paris in July and Jetstar’s new services into Asia starting later this year, we have a pipeline of growth underway that will mean Perth is on track to become our second biggest international gateway behind Sydney.”

The Terminal 3 and 4 upgrades will enable Qantas to add services and more destinations from Perth, including Auckland and Johannesburg from mid-2025, subject to regulatory approvals. The works will include gate upgrades to accommodate ultra-long-haul aircraft, including Qantas’ Project Sunrise Airbus A350s which will arrive from 2026.

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