Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker
Perth Airport is to invest A$80m (US$54m) to grow regional aviation in Western Australia within the Airport Central precinct, including the construction of a A$35m (US$23m) maintenance hangar for Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) and additional aviation support facilities.
VARA has committed to an agreement for the lease of the new maintenance hangar and apron facility, which will enable the airline to operate more efficiently by consolidating its warehouse, storage and engineering and maintenance office facilities in one location.
Perth Airport will also develop the Aviation Support Precinct, which is located south of the T2 apron and bounded by Airport Drive. This area will be reserved for operations that require airside access and apron areas for aeronautical operations, including hangarage, ground support providers, flight catering and airfreight logistics.