Perth Airport and Virgin Australia have announced that operations will commence from the new Terminal 1 Domestic Pier on Sunday 22 November. The new domestic terminal, which will become home to Virgin Australia, is a key element in the airport’s $1 billion redevelopment project. The introduction of the new facility will enable passengers to transfer seamlessly between regional, interstate and international services.
The new T1 Domestic Terminal will include 28 domestic check-in kiosks and bag drop facilities, a state-of-the-art Virgin Australia lounge, 12 departure gates served by aerobridges, and a central retail and dining area.
Perth Airport’s CEO, Brad Geatches, said the new terminal “sets a new standard in customer experience in Australia”. “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,” he added.
Virgin Australia Group CEO John Borghetti said the new terminal will transform the carrier’s customer experience in Perth. “This terminal is the centrepiece of our commitment to Western Australia and will deliver an outstanding travel experience for all of our customers,” he said. “It will provide access to twice the number of departure gates, with the ability to board up to twelve aircraft at one time, offering a world-class gateway for regional, domestic and international travel.
“Our new check-in service will enable us to tailor the experience to the needs of different customers, combining cutting-edge technology with the personalised customer service for which Virgin Australia is renowned.”