Perth Airport in Western Australia will open its new Terminal 1 (T1) Domestic Pier on 22 November, as part of an A$1bn redevelopment programme. Virgin Australia will operate from the terminal, enabling its customers to shift between regional, interstate and international services from a single location.
Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches said: “The opening of the T1 Domestic Terminal represents a major milestone in achieving our vision of having all commercial air services operating from one convenient location.
“The new terminal offers customers a totally new experience, with high quality finishes, a range of food, beverage and retail outlets and a premium lounge for Virgin Australia guests.”
Earlier this month, the airport opened a new departures lounge area in the International Terminal 1 as part of a $102 million expansion and refurbishment of the departures area.
The new domestic terminal will have 28 check-in kiosks and bag-drop technology; 12 departure gates including three A330 capable aircraft gates, a central retail and dining area and a Virgin Australia lounge featuring the airline’s signature Espresso and Wine Bar.
According to Perth Airport, the sustainable design of the domestic terminal reduces energy consumption, by providing natural light and a facade providing shade during the summer months.
Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti said: “This terminal is the centrepiece of our commitment to Western Australia and will deliver an outstanding travel experience for all of our customers.
“It will provide access to twice the number of departure gates, with the ability to board up to 12 aircraft at one time, offering a world-class gateway for regional, domestic and international travel.”
Virgin Australia revamped its domestic terminal at Brisbane Airport in September to double the size of the lounge, include new facilities for business class travellers, and provide improved services to its customers.