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Old August 20th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #21
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Well a rail link would presumably require significant land resumptions and you know how this flushes the nimby's out. A five to ten year span for an upgrade may just give you a basic deal. Things like planning hotels, car parks, industry hubs, road and rail links etc. do take many many years to consult on and plan.

Brisbane's paralell runway which is still a couple of years away from opening, has been about 15 years in the making. The airport masterplan has been unfolding over the past decade and will take several more decades to roll out. Brisbane airport currently employs 15000 people and this is expected to rise to 45000 in about 2025 - but the planning for this growth has been laborious (but necessary if you're going to do it right).
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Old August 20th, 2007, 04:13 PM   #22
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I can see this happening faster than that, it is needed bad, allanah will make sure the upgrade is fast tracked As for the rail link that won't take long at all, and she doesn't stand down to NIMBYs usually [except in the case of cottesloe height restrictions].
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Old August 20th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #23
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The land's already there for the link. The plan's well documented, it's about 8 years old. Everything is being fast tracked though, because of the major jump in passengers at the airport.

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Old August 20th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #24
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WAC runs the airport therefore any upgrade will not be funded by the state. A rail link may be though.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:04 AM   #25
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qantas piss me off, they dont want to spend any money outside of sydney it seems, perth airport now handles over 8million a year, why the **** dont they dig into their pockets and build what is needed
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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:03 AM   #26
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Qantas to upgrade Perth domestic terminal

Qantas say it will spend more than $50 million upgrading its domestic terminal in Perth over the next 2 years.

The proposed upgrades include bigger check-in areas, new security screening and an expanded bigger departure lounge.

The number of passengers travelling through Perth airport has increased by more than one million in the past year.

Qantas spokesman Curtis Davies says the upgrade is needed.

"I think the growth has caught a lot of people by surprise, " he said.

"We've been working with Western Australia Airport's Corporation for quite a while on this and we're now ready to put in place the plans that we've been working on. Undoubtedly there has been a need to put more capacity into that market and more capability into the airport."

The airport's Chief Executive, Brad Geatches, says the airport has experienced an 82 per cent increase in the number of passengers travelling through its terminals over the last five years, which has taken people by surprise.

"That reflects the incredible health of the West Australian economy and our national economy generally, and it's being reflected in unprecedented demand for air services," he said.

"The works that we are, undertaking in cooperation with Qantas, are necessary works they're certainly not bandage works."

A spokesman for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, John Langoulant, says Perth's airport is an essential part of the State's reputation and a makeover of the terminal is needed.

"The investment by Qantas today is overdue and extremely necessary," he said.

"The development of a new airport is something we'll look forward to over that time frame."
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:29 AM   #27
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it would be great if the designers would look at airports like, Singapore, Bangkok, Auckland, Heathrow terminal 5, Hong Kong airports for inspiration, i mean nothing as extreme and as big but a similar design because airports always make first impressions to the city.
Dude, Auckland Airport isn't something to aspire towards.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 11:28 AM   #28
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alright forget i said Auckland, f**k sakes, i only thought a bit of the intl terminal was nice ok
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Old August 21st, 2007, 11:54 AM   #29
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No wonder the Airport(s) are falling apart.

Airport soars past 8 million passengers


Tuesday, 21st August 2007

A new passenger record has been set at Perth Airport, with more than eight million travellers passing through its terminals in 2006/07, breaking the previous figure by an impressive 954,637 people.

The 13% increase can be attributed to a combination of new airlines, increased services, improved terminal facilities and the continuing growth in the WA resources sector. The growth at Perth Airport over 2006/07 compares extremely favourably with other major Australian airports with Sydney Airport recording passenger increases of 5%, Brisbane 9% and Melbourne 6%. While data for other capital city airports is yet to be released, it is anticipated that the growth rate at Perth Airport will be the highest in the nation.

CEO Brad Geatches recognised the achievement saying the very strong economic activity in the State and propensity of Western Australians to travel has meant airlines are recognising and responding to demand.

“Demand for air services in WA continues to steadily increase and is being driven by the State’s strong economic growth and the increased awareness in WA as a holiday destination” he said.

“Travel in and out of the State has also been boosted by increased services and new airlines, such as OzJet and low-cost entrant Tiger Airways, which provide more options for price conscious travellers.”

Mr Geatches said that Perth Airport was Western Australia’s most important infrastructure asset. The significant growth was placing obvious pressure on airport facilities and plans for future airport expansion were now receiving detailed consideration.

“Our responsibility is to respond to this continued growth by delivering solutions which provide a positive passenger experience and enable our airline partners to operate as efficiently as possible.”

“We have recognised the need to bring forward airport expansion plans and detailed studies are happening right now,” said Mr Geatches.

The largest increase in passenger traffic through Perth Airport was in domestic travel which increased by almost 15%. International figures were also very strong, up almost 10%.


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Old August 21st, 2007, 12:55 PM   #30
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Those photos are quite deceiving as they are the best parts of the upgraded international terminal. The definantly aren't a true representation of the airport overall.
I don't think it's that bad tayls84. Operations aside, it's still quite modern and well maintained.


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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:19 PM   #31
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On the news today they said the consolidated terminal master plan could not be ready till 2012 (Fast tracked plan). The current upgrade will last for another 7 till 2014.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:08 PM   #32
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$50mil upgrade for quantas' domestic terminal and another $20million from perth airport to add to that, should last 5 years from completion than a big merge is planned or something

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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:06 PM   #33
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i hope in the near future they plan to renovate and expand the Intl terminal more because it is becoming congested with flights to and seriously its a big mess especially the arrivals section, its way to small, there needs to be more room in the baggage carousel area, when a flight comes in its so congested with people you cant move around in there. there also needs to be more shops and eating places in the departures and transit lounge.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 01:52 AM   #34
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$70m airport upgrade is ‘just a stopgap’

Perth Airport chief Brad Geatches yesterday defended a decision to plough $70 million into upgrading the domestic terminal while its future is in doubt and support grows for it to be combined with the international terminal.

His comments came as Qantas announced it will spend $50 million revamping its Perth domestic facilities this year to include extra check-in counters, faster security screening, a bigger departure lounge and an upgraded Qantas Club lounge.

Perth Airport has already begun spending $19 million on other airport improvements, including a 1300-bay carpark due to be completed next month.

But Federal politicians dismissed the multi-million-dollar upgrade as a “band-aid solution” to overcrowding problems.

“It’s a stopgap measure for the next five years until the Westralia Corporation bites the bullet and spends around $700 million to amalgamate the domestic and international terminals as one on the international site,” said Kim Wilkie, Federal member for Swan.

Westralia Airports Corporation, which owns the airport, threw its support behind Qantas, with Mr Geatches saying improvements were necessary to cope with the increasing number of domestic travellers using the airport, even if it is only relevant for the next five to seven years.

He said passenger numbers at the domestic terminal had almost doubled in the past five years and five million passengers will pass through this year.

In the strongest indication yet that the domestic terminal could be moved to the international site in the next decade, he said the overwhelming demand had diverted discussions with airlines back to operating both airports from the international site.

“The master plan for the airport actually sees all of the airport’s operations from the international precinct and ultimately the plan provides for the domestic activity to move to the international precinct,” Mr Geatches said.

Qantas group general manager of airports Brad Moore said the introduction of bigger 747 planes on interstate routes over the past few years had put pressure on facilities, but he denied that Perth rated worst in the country for departure delays.

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Old August 22nd, 2007, 06:16 AM   #35
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Qantas to spend $50m on Perth Airport upgrade

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QANTAS has announced it will spend $50m upgrading the airline's Perth terminal in major revamp beginning later this year.

Qantas Executive General Manager Services Curtis Davies said the improvements were necessary to cope with the increasing number of domestic travellers using the airport, recently branded the worst in the country.

The remodelled terminal would provide better passenger facilities as well as aircraft and baggage services.

Mr Davies said the improvement would include more check-in counters, faster security screening, a bigger departure lounge and an upgraded Qantas Club lounge.

The investment was welcomed Westralia Airports Corporation, which owns the airport.

Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches said the decision recognises that WA is one of the airline's strongest growth markets and a vital part of its global network.

The number of passenger at Perth's domestic terminals has almost doubled in the past 5 years.

More than 5 million passengers will pass through the terminal this year and most will leave or arrive through the Qantas terminal, Mr Geatches said.

Perth Airport has already begun spending $19m million on other airport improvements, including a 1300 bay car park.

"The capital works being implemented by Perth Airport will complement the exciting plans Qantas has announced for its domestic terminal,'' Mr Geatches said.

"These changes will significantly improve the capacity and customer experience at Perth Airport.''
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:09 AM   #36
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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:40 AM   #37
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Perth is hit hard by airline delays
24th August 2007, 6:00 WST

Passengers catching domestic flights from Perth Airport had more delays in the first six months of this year than in any other capital city airport other than Darwin.

More than 2400 flights were delayed in the first half of the year with Qantas the worst offender, having 19.6 per cent of its flights run late.

In the same period Virgin Blue had 15.6 per cent of its flights delayed and regional airlines Skywest 20.7 per cent and Qantas Link 18.3 per cent.

The latest Department of Transport and Regional Services statistics show Perth was the worst capital city airport for domestic flight delays for the first four months of the year.

The statistics also revealed that in April passengers had an almost onein-four chance of being delayed, with 23.5 per cent of flights running late.

Airlines report monthly to the department the percentage of ontime arrivals and departures on all domestic routes that average more than 8000 passengers a month and are serviced by more than one airline.

A flight is deemed to be delayed if it does not leave the gate within 15 minutes of its scheduled time.

Westralia Airports Corporation corporate affairs general manager Malcolm Bradshaw denied the delays were due to capacity constraints or inefficiencies at the airport, saying there were rarely any docking delays or planes waiting to land.

In 2006, Perth was the secondworst capital city airport for on-time performance, having 14.9 per cent or 4478 flights delayed. In 2005, it was the worst performing capital city airport, with 21.8 per cent or 6179 flights delayed.

Qantas executive general manager John Borghetti admitted the airline’s on-time performance at Perth Airport was below its national standards and said it was trying to improve.

“Despite being the industry leader in on-time performance nationally, over the past six months our Perth ontime performance has been less than we would have liked,” he said.

“Seasonal jet stream winds can impact on our Perth operations and we have also experienced some aircraft technical issues on which we are working hard to address.”

Qantas recently announced a $50 million upgrade to its Perth domestic terminal and Mr Borghetti said this would also improve its on-time performance.

In the past two years Qantas has been the worst performing airline for on-time performance at Perth Airport with 83.1 per cent of its flights arriving on time in 2006 and 73.1 per cent in 2005.

In 2006, Virgin Blue had 89.7 per cent of flights arrive on time and regional airlines Qantas Link 85.7 per cent and Skywest 85 per cent.

In 2005, Virgin had 82.7 per cent, Qantas Link 87.1 per cent and Skywest 90.1 per cent.

Virgin Blue spokeswoman Leonie Vandeven said the airline had achieved its 90 per cent on-time
benchmark in January, February and May but had been affected by the Easter holiday peak travel period and bad weather in March and April.

“To cater for increased demand during this period we put on additional flights, which also meant we handled a higher number of guests and their baggage, thus increasing the challenge to meet our on-time performance targets,” she said.

A Skywest spokeswoman said there were congestion issues affecting regional flights at Perth Airport and the company was working with the WAC to improve its on-time performance.

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Old August 24th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #38
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Perth airport aint the buissest airport but does have potienial
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #39
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Looks like the media has decided to thrash this one for a while
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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:54 PM   #40
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Qantas Introduces Bigger Planes and More Services to the West

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The Qantas Group today announced it would move to an all wide-body, twin-aisle aircraft on all of its services from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne within the next two years.

Qantas Executive General Manager John Borghetti said the move, which would see Airbus A330 and Boeing 767 aircraft exclusively used on these services, would provide more than 61,000 seats - an increase of more than 11,700 seats on these routes.

"This decision is a sign of our commitment to Western Australia, which is one of the biggest growth markets in Australia," Mr Borghetti said.

"We believe our all wide-body service on these key trans-continental business routes will ensure Qantas is offering the capacity, frequency, and comfort appropriate for the market," he said.

Mr Borghetti said Qantas was equally committed to intrastate markets, with 5,000 additional seats coming on line by June 2008.

"In the year ahead, we will continue to grow capacity within the state, operating larger aircraft and increasing frequencies," Mr Borghetti said.

He said that from June 2008, Qantas and QantasLink would add:

* five additional B737 services a week between Perth and Karratha;
* five new B737 services a week between Perth and Port Hedland, replacing the current B717 services;
* three additional B717 services a week between Perth and Broome; and
* two additional B717 services a week between Perth and Newman.

"This follows our announcement earlier in the year about new QantasLink services between Perth and Karratha, Kalgoorlie and Broome, all of which commence in November 2007. Together these new services will take the total number of seats on our intrastate WA services to 34,380 seats a week."

Mr Borghetti said Qantas was also making changes to its international services out of Perth.

"We will introduce Airbus A330 services between Perth and Hong Kong from January 2008, replacing the current B767s operating on the route and providing customers with Skybed in Business Class and our Audio Visual on Demand (AVOD) inflight entertainment system in both Business and Economy class cabins," he said.

Mr Borghetti said the international B767 fleet currently operating these services would be deployed on domestic Perth services.

He said Qantas' $50 million development at Perth Airport, announced last week, would improve the airport experience for Qantas passengers as the airline continued to grow its Western Australia services.

"The airport development, which will commence by the end of 2007, will be a two year project and ensure we have better facilities for passengers, aircraft and baggage for our current operations as well as meeting the growth demand of the future."

In Western Australia, The Qantas Group currently operates: 47 return services per week to Melbourne, 37 return services per week to Sydney from Perth; seven return Perth-Melbourne (Avalon) services operated by Jetstar, and 109 return services weekly to Karratha, Port Hedland, Paraburdoo, Newman, Broome and Kalgoorlie by QantasLink and Qantas.
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