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Perth Airport

Perth Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Western Australia
Airport typePublic
OwnerWestralia Airports Corporation
ServesPerth, Western Australia
LocationPerth Airport, Western Australia
*Strategic Airlines soon to be Air Australia *Alliance Airlines *Cobham *Network Aviation *Qantas *Skippers Aviation *Skywest Airlines
Elevation20 m (67 ft)
StatisticsFY 2010/11
Domestic passengers8185872
International passengers3265581
Total passengers11451453

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Perth Airport is an Australian domestic and international airport located in Redcliffe, Western Australia, and is the major commercial airport servicing Western Australia's capital city, Perth.

It is the fourth busiest airport in Australia and plays a strategic role due to its location servicing many Australian, Asian, and Indian Ocean destinations as well as Johannesburg, South Africa and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The airport has seen strong passenger growth in the last few years, primarily due to the prolonged mining boom and the increase in services from international budget carriers. In the first half of the financial year 2007/2008 passenger numbers increased by 13.34%

The two domestic terminals are side by side and about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the Perth CBD, whilst the international terminal is 17 kilometres (10.6 mi) from the CBD.

The international terminal is on the opposite side of the main runway from the domestic terminals. The road distance between the international terminal and the domestic terminals is 11 kilometres.The airport is located near major arterial roads, Great Eastern Highway and Tonkin Highway. The domestic terminal is also accessible from the city by public transport buses, and transfers between terminals are available by use of an hourly inter-terminal transfer bus or taxi. Only passengers with proof on an ongoing ticket are allowed to use the inter-terminal transfer bus and bus fares may apply.

Perth Airport has recently announced a redevelopment plan that will facilitate the recent growth in passenger numbers. However, Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches, has confirmed that this redevelopment would only provide "C" class facilities, as defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For example, initially Perth Airport announced the installation of 45 aero-bridges, but have scaled this back to 25. The State Government has refused to enter into a funding agreement with Perth Airport, despite the former Premier of Western Australia, Alan Carpenter, openly criticising the airport's chronic over crowding and sub-standard facilities.

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