Perth Airport has been rated by airlines as the best airport in Australia and the only one to achieve a “good” rating in the latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission airport monitoring report.
The airport also took out the honours for the best overall quality of service for passengers and airlines for the second year running, stated a report in The West Australian.
The ACCC report found that aeronautical profits continued to grow at most of the monitored airports in 2017–18. The four airports combined made $820.1 million in operating profit from aeronautical activities in the year, up 6.2 per cent, although Sydney Airport made up almost half of this amount.
The ACCC said that Brisbane and Perth airports reported the strongest growth in profits with the Queensland airport’s profit growing by 24.8 per cent.
In contrast, the ACCC said that the aeronautical profit at Perth Airport “grew primarily as a result of falling expenses”.
The ACCC report said that for the first time over the last decade, all four monitored airports were rated as “good” for their overall quality of service.
“Perth Airport received the highest overall quality of service rating,” the ACCC report said.
It added that “from an airline perspective, Perth Airport has significantly improved its performance over the past three years and was the only airport to receive a ‘good’ rating in 2017–18.”
Perth Airport chief executive Kevin Brown said the report is another big tick for the airport’s focus on serving its airlines partners, passengers and the community.
“We’ve recently secured new deals with 23 out of the 24 airlines which operate at Perth Airport,” Brown said. “We see that as clear evidence that our airline partners see our pricing as fair and reasonable.”