AHA(WA) WELCOMES HISTORIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN QANTAS AND PERTH AIRPORT

The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is delighted to support the landmark commercial agreement reached today between Qantas and Perth Airport. This transformative 12-year partnership is set to unlock a multi-billion dollar wave of investment, delivering new international and domestic flights and giving a substantial boost to Australia’s tourism industry.

Under this agreement, Perth Airport will invest approximately $3 billion in new terminal facilities and a new parallel runway, generating significant economic growth and job creation. This investment is part of a $5 billion capital development program, the largest ever private infrastructure project in Perth, including two multi-storey carparks, major access roadworks, and the airport’s first hotel.

AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the agreement will see Qantas and Jetstar relocating all services to a new terminal in the Airport Central precinct, positioning Western Australia as a major domestic and international hub. By 2031, Qantas and Jetstar plan to add 4.4 million seats to and from Perth per annum.

“The establishment of this hub will enhance inbound tourism, offering Australians more travel options to Asia, Africa, India, and Europe. The new terminal promises passengers a world-leading travel experience with seamless transfers, state-of-the-art check-in and bag drop facilities, and a multi-lounge precinct featuring bespoke dining and wellness initiatives,” said Mr Woods.

Additionally, Qantas plans to build a new engineering hangar in the Airport Central precinct. Perth Airport will also upgrade Terminals 3 and 4, the current home of Qantas domestic and international flights, creating additional capacity while the new terminals are built. From September 2024, Jetstar will relocate its domestic services to Terminal 2, unlocking further growth opportunities before moving to the new Airport Central terminal.

“The upgraded terminals will also accommodate ultra-long-haul aircraft, such as the Project Sunrise Airbus A350s, enabling non-stop flights from distant destinations.

“Additionally, the investment in airport infrastructure and services, including the construction of the airport’s first hotel, will enhance the overall visitor experience. The new hotel and improved access roadworks will cater to the needs of business travellers and tourists alike, providing convenient and comfortable accommodations right at the airport.”

Mr Woods added that the relocation of Jetstar’s domestic services to Terminal 2 from September 2024 and the subsequent move to the new Airport Central terminal will unlock further growth opportunities for both airlines, increasing the frequency and variety of flights available. This will make Perth an even more attractive destination for both domestic and international visitors.

“This historic agreement marks a new era for Perth Airport, Qantas, and the broader tourism and hospitality industry. The AHA(WA) looks forward to the significant positive impacts this partnership will have on economic growth, job creation, and enhancing Australia’s position as a premier travel destination.

“The investment in infrastructure and services will be a boon for the hotel and hospitality industry, driving increased tourism and business travel, and providing new opportunities for growth and development,” said Mr Woods.


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For media queries please contact Angela Beechey, Government Relations and Communications Manager on 0419 190 406 or email grm@ahawa.asn.au

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