WA Domestic Airport branded 'worst in Australia'

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  1. oz_mark

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    From WA Domestic Airport branded 'worst in Australia' | PerthNow


     

  2. Reggie

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    That says it all
     
  3. bambbbam2

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    You're preaching to the converted, brother.. :D
     
  4. oz_mark

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    On the plus side, the airport (or WAC) are in the cross-hairs of some federal MP's. Just maybe something might be done about it now.
     
  5. Reggie

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    Only because it takes them too long to get through security and they are missing a drink or 2 in the CL. :shock:
     
  6. oz_mark

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    The editorial about the airport is also online:Gateway to WA's frustration | PerthNow

     
  7. SeaWolf

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    I remember some talk a while ago about the run from the Domestic Airport to the city along the Great Eastern Highway being a bit of a discrace as well. I lived near that stretch for a while and I'm inclined to agree.

    While I'd say the domestic terminals are not very good compared with Sydney, I certainly wouldn't go calling them third world.
     
  8. Reggie

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    Not what you be expecting from a State capital city in the midst of its biggest economic boom. If the owners where more concerned with providing parking and better facilities to pax than carving up the land on Horrie Miller and selling it off to industry we would have a better a better airport.
     
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    It still is. The state and federal governments are too busy arguing about funding to actually fix the problem.
     
  10. codash1099

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    It's a constant amazement to me how the "decision makers" of this world take so long to see that which is so obvious to the rest of us. Even now, the airport bigwigs will only admit that they are thinking about expansion and will make a decision by the end of the year. This decision should already have been made and work well under way.

    It seems to me that they operate on the principle of ignoring the problem in the hope that it will go away.
     
  11. oz_mark

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    From Qantas: About Qantas - Newsroom


     
  12. serfty

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    Hmmm ... so there is now no plan to have both Int and Dom within cooee of each other?
     
  13. oz_mark

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    I guess it means Qantas aren't expecting it to happen in the "short to medium term". Which is probably true, even if they made the decision to do it tomorrow, it would be quite a way down the track before we saw it.

    Still no sign of how WAC are going to fix the traffic/parking problem.
     
  14. Reggie

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    Serfty, the Int and Dom terminals are only a stone throw (maybe three) from each other, probably closer than in BNE and SYD. The only problem is the big strips of bitumen between them, and the lack of a decent bus connection aka Sydney.
     
  15. Reggie

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    I saw the WAC guys the other day, they had dug these holes in the sand near the carpark, and they were bent over with their heads in them.

    What carpark problem there is plenty of space aound here.

    I use Skypark.
     
  16. serfty

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    I was aware of that; perhaps there's too much vested interest in keeping the current situation ... :-|
     
  17. oz_mark

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    More interest in being a land developer than an airport operator.
     
  18. oz_mark

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    This report from The West Australian, puts any amalgamation 5 - 7 years away
    $70m airport upgrade is ‘just a stopgap’ : thewest.com.au


    ..and it gets more political...
    Perth Airport 'a federal failure' | PerthNow

     
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