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New terminal at Perth airport opens

Photo of perth T2 frontPerth airport opened its new A$120m ($122m) domestic terminal on March 2. The brand new terminal two (pictured) is located next to the existing international terminal (T1) and is the first new facility at the airport for 26 years.

According to the airport, the retailers at T2 were selected based on customer demographics and their particular requirements—of passengers using the terminal are resource sector-related on charter flights offered by Alliance Airlines and Skywest. In addition to a selection of food options, shops include a tech-2-go outlet and a Hub Convenience store for essential purchases.

Perth airport CEO Brad Geatches said: “We’re very proud of our brand new T2. It was completed on time and on budget and we are confident that passengers through this terminal will have a positive experience.

“T2 is not just about good food; we have looked at the whole customer experience. The terminal is spacious, more than double the size of the existing T3, we’ve maximised the use of natural light to not only reduce power consumption, but to add to the overall feel of the building and, by construction of our own gas fired power station, we are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 55%,” he added.

“While T2 is the first of our projects to be completed, work is well advanced on the transformation of the international arrivals journey, which will see immigration move to level one in the middle of this year, allowing for the expansion of the baggage reclaim area on the ground floor, and visitors to the airport can now see the new domestic pier taking shape,” Geatches continued.

“These are very exciting times for Perth airport and the completion of T2 is just the first stage and a critical milestone in an extensive transformation to ensure all our customers have a great experience.”