Airport celebrates 30 years at Terminal 1
PERTH Airport last week celebrated 30 years of operations at Terminal 1 (T1) International, marking a significant milestone in air travel in Western Australia.
Chief executive Kevin Brown said Prime Minister Bob Hawke unveiled the international terminal and control tower on October 25, 1986, replacing the old terminal that was built from second-hand wartime materials for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
He said the international terminal had grown from 500,000 passengers a year to more than 4.2 million passengers last financial year.
Mr Brown said the $1 billion airport redevelopment was near completion.
“We have more than doubled the size of our terminal facilities,” he said.