There are two major airports in the Perth Metropolitan Area: Perth International Airport (5km east of Perth) and Jandakot Airport (17km south of Perth). RAAF Pearce is located approximately 45km north of Perth and is managed by the Department of Defence
About Perth's metropolitan airports
Perth International Airport and Jandakot Airport are on land leased from the Commonwealth Government to Perth Airport Pty Ltd and Jandakot Airport Holdings respectively.
The operations and planning for Perth and Jandakot airports are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss MP.
Recognising the strategic importance of the airports, the Department of Transport liaises with Perth Airport Pty Ltd and Jandakot Airport Holdings on a range of issues including providing comment to the Airports' Master Plans and Major Development Plans.
The Department of Transport's aim is to influence planning and development decisions relating to both airports that will achieve the best aviation industry and environmental outcomes for the community.
In addition, RAAF Pearce is located approximately 45km north of Perth and is managed through the Department of Defence.
Perth international airport
In 1997, Westralia Airports Corporation (Now: Perth Airport Pty Ltd) leased Perth International Airport from the Commonwealth Government for a period of 99 years. This is a key piece of transport infrastructure is vital to the development of the State's economy and is located only 5km from the city centre of Perth.
Perth Airport is one of four 'gateway' airports to Australia - the others being Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. According to the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, in 2011, over 11 million passengers travelled through Perth Airport. The Department of Transport is able to provide comment on a range of issues through various committees convened by Perth Airport.
(Photos courtesy of Westralia Airports Corporation P/L)
|Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)|
|Perth International Airport|
In 1998, Jandakot Airport Holdings Pty Ltd (JAH) leased Jandakot Airport from the Commonwealth Government for a period of up to 99 years. Situated about 17 kilometres south of Perth's CBD, Jandakot Airport is Western Australia's major General Aviation (GA) airport and one of the busiest GA airports in the southern hemisphere.
Jandakot Airport is the base for many essential service organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Police Air Support Unit, Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and helicopter rescue services. In addition, the airport has excellent pilot training facilities with many well established flying schools training pilots for local and international airlines and other careers in aviation.
According to Airservices Australia, in 2009 there were 332,318 aircraft movements at Jandakot Airport.
The Department of Transport has representation on the Jandakot Airport Consultative Committee and through this provides input to a range of issues.
Photos courtesy of Jandakot Airport Holdings P/L