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Rapid Details Perth Airport Expansion

19-07-2013 02:19:47

In June 2013 Rapid Alliance was invited by Built Environs to join the team working on the Perth International Airport Expansion.

Perth Airport Pty Ltd awarded the main construction contract for the largest component of the Perth Airport redevelopment to Built Environs, part of the McConnell Dowell Group. The responsibility for the structural steel detailing has subsequently been awarded to Rapid Alliance.

The $100 million expansion of the international departures area has commenced and will give the airport the capacity to take the Airbus A380 and Virgin Australia’s A330 in 2014.

Early construction works for the new Pier commenced on site late 2012 including services relocations, the Pier footings and aircraft parking aprons. Main building works commenced in February 2013 and the project is scheduled for completion in June 2014.
The new Pier has two purposes. Firstly, it will substantially increase international departure capacity and deliver a greatly enhanced international departures experience. The international component includes:

18 new international check-in desks.
Two A380 capable aircraft gates, with two aerobridges on each gate to support quick aircraft turnarounds. The first of the A380 gates will be operating within 12 months.
Expanded international departure lounge, including three new airline lounges.
New and expanded retail offerings.