Perth lounge construction underway

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Work has begun to transform Perth Airport’s former control center and part of the Terminal 1 Observation Deck into a new international departure lounge.

The new lounge will be on level 3 of T1 International and will offer panoramic views of the airfield and Perth skyline.

To enable the construction of the new lounge and to allow connection to the international departures area, hoarding will be erected on level 3 which will reduce the size of the current public observation deck. This hoarding also removes access to toilets for the public area on level 3, with the nearest bathrooms now located on Level 1.

Perth Airport is working in partnership with Swissport to construct the lounge. Swissport already operates Aspire lounges at airports around the world, including Chicago, Illinois, USA; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Zurich, Switzerland.

According to Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown, the new lounge is part of a wave of investment that will equip the airport to provide passengers with a seamless travel experience.

“These pay-per-use lounges are becoming more popular at international airports both interstate and around the world,” Brown said. “They provide passengers, regardless of what air ticket they have, with a dedicated space to relax, refresh and recharge before a long flight.

“The Aspire lounge will be another piece of the puzzle falling into place as we build an upgraded international terminal and bring all flight services into the T1 precinct by 2025,” Brown concluded.


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