Air­port cel­e­brates 30 years at Ter­mi­nal 1

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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