Perth Airport offers new departure experience for its international passengers

22 February 2016 (Last Updated February 22nd, 2016 18:30)

Western Australia’s Perth Airport has created a new family-friendly area that allows the passengers to have a comfortable international departures experience.

Western Australia's Perth Airport has created a new family-friendly area that allows the passengers to have a comfortable international departures experience.

The 927m² family-friendly area is located at the eastern end of the level 2 departures lounge and is spacious enough to accommodate over four million international passengers handled by Perth Airport every year.

"Haymarket offers customers a unique and complete dining experience, with an extensive range of food and beverage options to choose from, all in one convenient location."

The new $12.5m expansion includes Haymarket, a latest six-in-one food and beverage outlet and a new play area for the children.

Perth Airport chief executive officer Brad Geatches said: "We wanted to create an area specifically for families where parents can relax in comfortable seating, while their children play close by in a colourful and safe area - all in close proximity to great food options."

"Navigating check-in, immigration and security screening with young children can take some of the shine off the start to a family holiday so, in this area, parents can now de-stress before their flight and little travellers will have a memorable start to their journey."

The children will have airport themed play equipment to play with. The play area will also provide interactive game consoles and a light wall.

The space as well provides refreshment for every member by offering a Haymarket, an addition to the airport's food and beverage offering, which includes a juice bar, café, bar, bakery and pizzeria.

Brad Geatches added: "Haymarket offers customers a unique and complete dining experience, with an extensive range of food and beverage options to choose from, all in one convenient location."

Expected to be completed by the end of this year, Perth Airport has also undertaken $54m revamping of its terminal one forecourt.

In December 2015, the airport completed its 760m² food and beverage area at Terminal 1 (T1) International.