QANTAS’ new international wing at Perth Airport for its nonstop service to London will feature the first outdoor patio at an airport in Australia, with a barbecue grill and a Neil Perry-designed barbecue menu.
The airline recently unveiled details of the facility to be built at the southern end of the airport’s Terminal T4. It will feature a large outdoor deck, a streamlined immigration and customs area to enable a faster transfer of passengers, food and beverage outlets and a duty-free store.
Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said the airline’s domestic flights and services to Singapore, Auckland and London would operate from the combined precinct.
“Combining all of our operations under one roof means customers can transfer from domestic to international services without changing terminals.”
“It’s fair to say there’s been a huge amount of excitement about the launch of our nonstop services from Perth to London and we’re delighted to be working with the State Government and Perth Airport to encourage overseas visitors to stop over in Perth” Joyce added.
The lounge will handle passengers coming from or heading to Melbourne on the London flight as well as Perth travellers.
Preparatory work has begun, with the wing due to be completed by March 2018 in time for the inaugural nonstop services between Perth and London. Qantas will move its operations to an expanded Terminal 1 at Perth Airport by 2025, pending a commercial agreement.
The carrier will continue to operate the Qantas Club in Terminal 1 to cater for customers travelling internationally on partner airlines.