Perth International Airport - Perth, WA

Perth International Airport

In 1942 the land on which Perth International Airport currently occupies was converted from an undulating golf course to an RAAF base. The first runway was constructed in 1943 followed by another in 1944. In 1944 nearby Maylands Airport had become inadequate to cater for larger commercial aircraft and the Government allowed Australian National Airways and Qantas to operate from Guildford Aerodrome. In 1952 Guildford Aerodrome changed its name to Perth Airport. In 1953 the international terminal was completed. In 1980 plans were unveiled to construct a new international terminal at the Airport and in 1986 the $60 million complex was completed. In 1997 Westralia Airports Corporation took up a 99-year leasehold interest over the airport. Perth International Airport is now Australia's 4th largest airport in terms of passenger traffic and is one of Australia's closest airports to South East Asia, Europe and Africa.

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Perth, WA, 6000