Terminal makeover all set for take-off
PERTH AIRPORT THE terminal 1 forecourt and retail hub will be transformed as part of Perth Airport’s $1 billion redevelopment program.
The $54 million makeover of the T1 forecourt will include a landscaped plaza with two new food and beverage outlets that can be accessed from inside and outside the terminal, as well as a range of specialty stores.
Chief executive officer Brad Geatches said the design would enable passengers and visitors to experience the Perth outdoors in a relaxed environment.
“Our weather is a key asset, and giving people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoor cafe culture that is integral to the WA lifestyle was important in the development of the design of this area,” he said.
Other features on the forecourt include free Wi-Fi, a car park, bus station, improved pedestrian access and pickup/drop-off areas, covered walkways, seating and landscaping that incorporates native flora.
“The year 2015 is an exciting year of transformation at Perth Airport with many projects reaching completion. The T1 forecourt expansion is well under way and will provide an enjoyable travel experience for customers,” Mr Geatches said.
“With the new T1 Domestic Pier opening later in the year and Virgin Australia moving their domestic services to T1, this first phase of the consolidation of commercial air services is becoming a reality.”