Air­port rated equal best in na­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

PERTH Air­port has been rated equal best in the na­tion by the Aus­tralian Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion (ACCC).

The ACCC in­creased the over­all qual­ity ser­vice rank­ing at Perth Air­port in its 2015 to 2016 Air­port Mon­i­tor­ing Re­port, putting it along­side Bris­bane Air­port – and above both Mel­bourne and Syd­ney – as the best com­mer­cial air­port ser­vice provider in Aus­tralia.

De­spite the chal­lenge of a de­cline in flights and pas­sen­ger num­bers, rev­enue per pas­sen­ger grew by 13 per cent dur­ing the 2015-2016 re­port­ing pe­riod, growth Perth Air­port’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Brown put down to a $1 bil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

“The re­de­vel­op­ment pro­gram is pro­vid­ing ben­e­fits for both pas­sen­gers and air­lines, and it is par­tic­u­larly pleas­ing to see that this is the first time in the past decade that Perth Air­port has achieved the high­est rat­ing of Aus­tralian ma­jor air­ports by air­lines,” said Mr Brown.

The Perth Air­port Au­thor­ity spent $205.9 mil­lion in 2015 to 2016 com­plet­ing the new T1 do­mes­tic ter­mi­nal and up­grad­ing T1 in­ter­na­tional ar­rivals and de­par­tures.

The air­port had a 3.7 per cent de­cline in park­ing rev­enue over the re­port­ing pe­riod, yet in­creased spa­ces by 550 to 22,763 bays.

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