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Borghetti expects new Virgin Perth terminal to be ready by November

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 17, 2015

Virgin pierVirgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti expects the airline’s new terminal at Perth Airport to be ready by the end of November.

The new Virgin terminal was due to open in June 2014. However, delays and building issues have forced Perth Airport to push back Virgin’s move in date on several occasions.

As a result, Virgin has continued to operate from three separate terminals while waiting for its new facility to be completed.

“End of November I’m told that we will be able to move into the new terminal,” Borghetti told reporters during a media tour of the airline’s new business class seats at Sydney Airport on Monday.

“I was there about a month or so ago and I went for a tour of the building site,” he said.


“We are ready when the terminal gets handed over. That will be an outstanding terminal.”

Currently, Virgin’s operates from both sides of the Perth Airport precinct, which has added a layer of complexity for those passengers connecting between fights.

On the international side, Virgin’s international flights depart and arrive at Terminal 1, while services operated by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines are at Terminal 2. On the domestic side, Virgin’s mainline services are located at Terminal 3.

The new terminal, called the Virgin Australia pier, is located on the international side at Terminal 1 and is expected to feature new checkin and bag drop technology as well as new Virgin lounges.

Borghetti said in September 2014 the delays were costing Virgin tens of millions of dollars.

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Comments (5)

  • Alan Griffiths


    Typical of Perth Airport – it’s been a disaster area for years. It remains the worst in Australia, and I suspect that, management having refined their methodology to an art form, it will continue to be so.

    Nowadays, having worked up as a major carpark operator, they are advertising same on public transport, yet, funnily enough, they don’t crow about the terminals. Maybe, once visitors can work it all out, they will get an understanding as to which location they are arriving at or departing from – from the secretive Terminals T1; T2; T3 and T4. Maybe, they might give a hint by providing signage that gives fair warning of where you might need to go, and who operates from where. Mind you, it’s far more important to put up mega sized monitors over the entry roads advertising anything from restaurants to cars to the occasional airline!! More money to be had in that sphere than offering any form of customer assistance.

    Good luck Mr. Borghetti, you’ll need it here in Perth.

  • Brett


    This will be a great improvement for the Airline and its customers.

  • Rodney Marinkovic


    Definitely Virgin Australia we hope, after long saga have a chance on there owned Terminal. Hard believe that happening. I thought something like that is possible in same east European country. Thanks God. “‘night” is over for Virgin at Perth Airport. Let hope no more repetition. Naturaly, include on project Badgerys Creek Airport. Good luck to Mr John Borghetty.
    Greetings. Rodney Marinkovic

  • Dave


    November, yes.
    But what year?!

  • PhilC


    Perth Airport is still a dogs breakfast ,re roads ,transport , signage .Proof positive that WA stands for wait awhile .
    I hope virgin can do well out of this after they have been royally screwed over by westaustrlia airports corp WAC .Dont even start me on public transport links or the feral cab drivers

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