Perth International Airport is one of the biggest and busiest air facilities of Western Australia and serves the capital of the region, the city of Perth. Established in the 1940s, Perth Airport was once used as a military airbase but was subsequently converted to a civilian airport. It is located about 17 kilometres from the city centre of Perth, and handles over 10 million passengers yearly.
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Perth International Airport is the only air facility in Perth, and consists of 4 passenger terminals. As of February 2017 international flights are handled only at Terminal 1 (which also has a wing dedicated to domestic connections) whilst Terminals 2, 3 and 4 are used exclusively for domestic flights. The airport is served by a variety of major airlines from around the world, including Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Emirates Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines, amongst others. As such, a diverse range of international connections to major cities within the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa are offered at Perth Airport.
Where to go
The capital of the sunshine state Queensland, Brisbane is only 4.5 hours away from Perth International Airport. A city chock-full of both natural and man-made attractions, there’s something for everyone in Brisbane - outdoorsy types can explore the cliffs of Kangaroo Point, lush greenery of Daintree Rainforest or sunbathe at Noosa Beach, whilst art-lovers can enjoy the many offerings of the Queensland Cultural Centre and Queensland Ballet.
But if you’re a hardcore adventure lover, hop on a 6-hour flight to Auckland, New Zealand, for a discovery of one of the most beautiful and exciting regions in the world. Explore Auckland’s 48 volcanoes, horseback ride along the beach, go caving, canyoning or abseiling off waterfalls, then go home sated after the adventure holiday of a lifetime.
Have time to spare for a long holiday in a faraway land? Grab a long-haul direct flight from Perth to Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa. Once there, don’t miss a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Cradle of Humankind, a unique paleoanthropological site that is home to some 40% of the world’s human fossils.
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