Perth Airport: Terminal 1 Domestic (T1 Domestic)

  Airlines Using This Terminal: Virgin Australia, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. Gate 50/Bay 150 is also used for international services – see our Foreign Airlines List 
Opening Times: Open 24 hours, 7 days per week.
Location: Terminal 1 Domestic is located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 1 International, at the northern end of Airport Drive and Horrie Miller Drive, on the east side of the airport.
(NOTE: Qantas/QantasLink/Jetstar Domestic terminals T3 and T4 are on the west side of the airport).
HOW TO GET TO TERMINAL 1: Terminal and Car Park Location Maps
Driving: Can be accessed from Tonkin Highway via Airport Road or Horrie Miller Drive.
Can also be accessed from Abernethy Road via Grogan Road.
Both short-term and long-term parking areas are available. Free shuttle buses run from the long-term parking to the terminal. Parking information and fees calculator
Public Transport: Transperth operates a bus service to and from Perth city. Route 380 is a limited stops service with connections to other services available at:

  • Perth City (Esplanade Busport, with some stops on St Georges Terrace)
  • Victoria Park Transfer Station
  • Burswood Train Station
  • Belmont Forum Shopping Centre.

Route 380 runs seven days per week at a 30-60 minute frequency (NOTE: You can also park at Belmont Forum Shopping Centre and catch the 380 bus, but note that fines apply if parking more than four hours). The service operates during the following hours:

  • 4.25am to 11.25pm from Perth on weekdays including Public Holidays
  • 5.25am to 11.25pm from Perth on weekends
  • 5.20am to 1.20am from the airport on weekdays including Public Holidays
  • 6.20am to 1.20am from the airport on weekends

To travel between the Terminals T1 and T2 on the east side and Domestic Terminals T3 and T4 on the west side, there is a FREE Terminal Transfer bus service. The trip takes about 8 minutes. To catch the Terminal Transfer bus, the bus stop is located at the front of the in front of Qantas Terminal 4 at the Domestic Terminals and the International Terminal Stop is near the Arrivals area.The Perth Airport Connect shuttle bus service is also available for travel between the International Terminal (T1) and Perth City or Fremantle, but is expensive (almost the same as a taxi fare)  – see Perth Airport Connect website for prices and schedules

Taxi: The taxi stand is directly outside the Terminal. Taxi cost calculator
HOW TO GET TO THE DEPARTURES LOUNGE PHOTOGRAPHY AREA: The Departures Lounge areas can be accessed by entering the Check-in area, then proceed to the escalator or lift to the first floor. You will be required to undergo security checks (just like passengers) and can then walk to the departures area.

NOTE: From the ground floor arrivals area, you can also access a hallway to Terminal 2, which is used for intrastate and FIFO domestic flights by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, Tigerair and Alliance Airlines. The hallway has some windows.

NOTES:

  • Photographs should not be taken of staff or members of the public without their express permission.
  • Some windows are better than others for photography due to differing levels of window distortion, reflections and obstructions.

Advantages:

  • Great for morning photography
  • Views to north – runways 21 & 24; Taxiways C, P, S; international apron (Bay 163 only)
  • Views to south (Terminal 2 apron)
  • Views to west (runway 06/24,  runway 03/21)
  • Good views of aircraft at most gates
  • Lift and stairs available
  • Sheltered from sun and weather, air conditioned.
  • Seating available
  • Arrivals and Departures TV monitors
  • Toilets
  • Variety of shops and food retailers

Disadvantages:

  • Afternoon photography will sometimes be facing the sun
  • Double-glazed windows: distortions and reflections can be an issue for photography, so need try different spots to find an undistorted view.
  • Aircraft parked at Gates 48 (Bay 148 & 148B) and 49 (Bay 149, 149A, 149B) are obscured by aerobridge terminal structures.
  • No decent view of the A380 gate at Gate 51/Bay 151, due to glass partitions (multiple layers of glass between camera and aircraft)
  • Limited views of aircraft parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 and Gate 48A/Bay 148A, due to aerobridge structures.
  • View to northwest is interruped by a large metal A-frame, which supports the Nose In Guidance System displays for Bays 148/A/B.
  • Most of T1 International apron is not visible, due to aerobridge structures at Gates 49 and 50 (Bay 149 and Bay 150). Only aircraft parked at Bay 163 are visible.
  • ighting poles cause shadows on aircraft in the early daylight hours and obstruct views to a limited degree.
  • Domestic terminals T3 and T4 (Qantas/QantasLink/Jetstar are on the opposite side of airport, too far away for decent photos.
  • Photographing aircraft on runways requires a telephoto lens of at least 300mm
  • Aircraft taking off runways 21 or 24 will be too far away at rotation – likewise, aircraft touchdown point for landings on runways 03 and 06 is too far away.
  • Airport parking costs are high.
  • One option is to park at Belmont Shopping Centre (free) and to use the fairly cheap Transperth bus (route 380) to get to the terminal, but be aware the parking at Belmont Forum has a 4 hour limit. Fines will be issued for parking longer, and this also applies if you park for two periods the same day with a total exceeding 4 hours.

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Photos © David Eyre, using: Canon EOS 70D digital SLR with a Canon EF 100-400 mm 1:4.5-5.6L IS II USM (telephoto zoom lens) fitted with UV filter and a Canon EF-S 17-55 mm 1:2.8 IS USM (wide-angle zoom lens) with Circular Polariser filter.

New bay numbers at Perth Airport Terminal 1 - the new Domestic Pier is at upper left. © 2015 Airservices Australia
Bay numbers at Perth Airport Terminal 1 – T1 Domestic is at upper left.
© 2015 Airservices Australia
Aerial view of Terminal 1 and the new Domestic Pier at Perth Airport on Tue 20 October 2015. Photo © Perth Airport
Aerial view of Terminal 1 and the new Domestic Pier at Perth Airport on Tue 20 October 2015.
Photo © Perth Airport
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Front of the terminal. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Front of the terminal.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Check-in area inside the terminal at 5:19am, 27 minutes before the doors opened for the first passengers. The orange screens of the self-serve check-in are visible, with the new bag drop systems along the back wall. Virgin Australia staff can assist passengers using the new technology, if required. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Check-in area inside the terminal. The escalators on the left lead up to the security screening area and Departure Lounge, where the aircraft can be viewed.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Moving walkway to the Departure Lounge. Off photo to the right is the Terminal 1 International, with Bay 151 (A380 gate) immediately outside. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Moving walkway to the Departure Lounge and pier. Off photo to the right is the Terminal 1 International, with Bay 151 (A380 gate) immediately outside.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Entering the Departure Lounge and Pier. Off photo to the right is the International/Domestic gate 50B, which is segregated from domestic passengers by a glass partition. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Entering the Departure Lounge and Pier. Gates and Bay numbers are numbered consecutively in a clockwise direction around the pier. Off photo to the right is the International/Domestic gate 50B, which is segregated from domestic passengers by a glass partition.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 43 / Bay 143

Gate 43/Bay 143 and Terminal 2 apron, seen from near the moving walkway at the east end of Terminal 1 Domestic pier, on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 nearest the camera is VH-VUF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34168/1697), named 'Hobart Honey', of Virgin Australia. To the left is VH-YFQ (MSN 41010/4494), named 'Whiting Beach'. Photo © David Eyre
Gate 43/Bay 143 and Terminal 2 apron, seen from near the moving walkway at the east end of Terminal 1 Domestic pier, on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 nearest the camera is VH-VUF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34168/1697), named ‘Hobart Honey’, of Virgin Australia. To the left is VH-YFQ (MSN 41010/4494), named ‘Whiting Beach’.
Photo © David Eyre
Gate 43/Bay 143, Terminal 1 Domestic pier, on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 nearest the camera is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Binalong Bay'. Behind is VH-YFQ (MSN 41010/4494), named 'Whiting Beach'. Photo © David Eyre
Gate 43/Bay 143, Terminal 1 Domestic pier, on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 nearest the camera is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Binalong Bay’. Behind is VH-YFQ (MSN 41010/4494), named ‘Whiting Beach’.
Photo © David Eyre
Gate 43/Bay 143, Terminal 1 Domestic pier, on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 nearest the camera is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Binalong Bay'. Behind is VH-YFQ (MSN 41010/4494), named 'Whiting Beach'. Photo © David Eyre
Gate 43/Bay 143, Terminal 1 Domestic pier, on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Parked at Gate 43/Bay 143 nearest the camera is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Binalong Bay’. Behind is VH-YFQ (MSN 41010/4494), named ‘Whiting Beach’.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 44 / Bay 144

VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450), named 'Bill's Bay', of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Behind it is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Binalong Bay', pushing back from Gate 43/Bay 143. On the left, parked at Bay 201 is VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41010/4494) of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450), named ‘Bill’s Bay’, of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Behind it is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Binalong Bay’, pushing back from Gate 43/Bay 143.
On the left, parked at Bay 201 is VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41010/4494) of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450), named 'Bill's Bay', of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Behind it is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Binalong Bay', pushing back from Gate 43/Bay 143. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450), named ‘Bill’s Bay’, of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Behind it is VH-VUV Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Binalong Bay’, pushing back from Gate 43/Bay 143.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450), named 'Bill's Bay', of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. This was the first Fokker 100 to depart from the new terminal, departing as flight VA1483 to Broome, pushing back from Bay 144 at 10:42am. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FSQ Fokker 100 (MSN 11450), named ‘Bill’s Bay’, of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
This was the first Fokker 100 to depart from the new terminal, departing as flight VA1483 to Broome, pushing back from Bay 144 at 10:42am.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41010/4494) of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201, viewed from Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41010/4494) of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201, viewed from Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41010/4494) of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201, viewed from Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 41010/4494) of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201, viewed from Gate 44/Bay 144, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 45 / Bay 145:

VH-VUH Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34440/2003) named 'Lady Rebecca', of Virgin Australia, at Gate 45 / Bay 145, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. On the left is VH-FSQ Fokker 100 of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at Gate 44/Bay 144. In background is VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUH Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34440/2003) named ‘Lady Rebecca’, of Virgin Australia, at Gate 45 / Bay 145, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
On the left is VH-FSQ Fokker 100 of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines at Gate 44/Bay 144.
In background is VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUH Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34440/2003) named 'Lady Rebecca', of Virgin Australia, at Gate 45 / Bay 145, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. In background is VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUH Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34440/2003) named ‘Lady Rebecca’, of Virgin Australia, at Gate 45 / Bay 145, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
In background is VH-YFQ Boeing 737-8FE of Virgin Australia, named “Whiting Beach”, parked at Bay 201.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 46 / Bay 146

VH-FZH Fokker 100 (MSN 11303) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 46 / Bay 146, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FZH Fokker 100 (MSN 11303) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 46 / Bay 146, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FZH Fokker 100 (MSN 11303) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 46 / Bay 146, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. VH-VUF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34168/1697), named 'Hobart Honey', of Virgin Australia is taxying in behind. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FZH Fokker 100 (MSN 11303) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, at Gate 46 / Bay 146, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
VH-VUF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34168/1697), named ‘Hobart Honey’, of Virgin Australia is taxying in behind.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNC at Bay 251 and VH-FNY at Bay 255, Fokker 100 of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), seen from Gate 46/Bay 146, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FNC at Bay 251 and VH-FNY at Bay 255, Fokker 100 of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (still in Skywest livery), seen from Gate 46/Bay 146, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 47A / Bay 147 (west end of pier, left side)

Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The west end of the new Terminal pier. These windows provide a reasonably good view of the runways and taxiways. Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The west end of the new Terminal pier. These windows provide a reasonably good view of the runways and taxiways.
Photo © David Eyre
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The western end of the new Terminal 1 Domestic pier near gate 47A, which provides views of the runways and taxiways, and in this case, the city of Perth in the distance. Boeing 737-800 VH-YFF is visible outside. The double-glazed windows reduce noise, but may cause some reflections and distortion when photographing aircraft.
Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The western end of the new Terminal 1 Domestic pier near gate 47A, which provides views of the runways and taxiways, and in this case, the city of Perth in the distance. Boeing 737-800 VH-YFF is visible outside. The double-glazed windows reduce noise, but may cause some reflections and distortion when photographing aircraft.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 40994/3664) of Virgin Australia, and VH-VUD Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Tallows Beach', at Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The city of Perth can be seen in the distance, on the right. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 40994/3664) of Virgin Australia at Bay 147A, and VH-VUD Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Tallows Beach’ taxying into Bay 147B, at Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The city of Perth can be seen in the distance, on the right.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 40994/3664) of Virgin Australia, and VH-VUD Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Tallows Beach', at Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. VH-VUD (at the back) is seen here taxying in as the first Boeing 737 to arrive at the new terminal, operating flight VA551 from Sydney, parking at Bay 147B at 9:19am. VH-YFF at Bay 147A departed at 9:43am as VA467 to Brisbane. Photo © David Eyre
VH-YFF Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 40994/3664) of Virgin Australia, and VH-VUD Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Tallows Beach’, at Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
VH-VUD (at the back) is seen here taxying in as the first Boeing 737 to arrive at the new terminal, operating flight VA551 from Sydney, parking at Bay 147B at 9:19am. VH-YFF at Bay 147A departed at 9:43am as VA467 to Brisbane.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUD Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named 'Tallows Beach', at Bay 147B, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The city of Perth can be seen in the distance, on the right. Construction vehicles are on runway 03/21 behind the 737. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VUD Boeing 737-8FE (MSN 34015/1594) of Virgin Australia, named ‘Tallows Beach’, at Bay 147B, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The city of Perth can be seen in the distance, on the right. Construction vehicles are on runway 03/21 behind the 737.
Photo © David Eyre
Fokker 100s of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on the Terminal 2 apron: VH-FNC (still in Skywest livery) at Bay 251 and VH-FNJ at Bay 254, with VH-FNY (in Skywest livery) on the right, photographed from near Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
Fokker 100s of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on the Terminal 2 apron: VH-FNC (still in Skywest livery) at Bay 251 and VH-FNJ at Bay 254, with VH-FNY (in Skywest livery) on the right, photographed from near Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
Fokker 100s of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on the Terminal 2 apron: VH-FNC (still in old Skywest livery) at Bay 251 and VH-FNJ at Bay 254, photographed from near Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
Fokker 100s of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on the Terminal 2 apron: VH-FNC (still in old Skywest livery) at Bay 251 and VH-FNJ at Bay 254, photographed from near Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
A6-EPC Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 42322/1335) of Emirates, and Fokker 100s of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines VH-FSQ (MSN 11450) named 'Bill's Bay', and VH-FNT (MSN 11461) (still in Skywest livery), seen from left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. A6-EPC taxying along taxiway C to runway 03 at 6:03am as EK425 to Dubai. Photo © David Eyre
A6-EPC Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 42322/1335) of Emirates, and Fokker 100s of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines VH-FSQ (MSN 11450) named ‘Bill’s Bay’ at Bay 255, and VH-FNT (MSN 11461) (still in Skywest livery) at Bay 250, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
A6-EPC taxying along taxiway C to runway 03 at 6:03am as EK425 to Dubai.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Landing on runway 03 at 6:11am as CX137 from Hong Kong. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Landing on runway 03 at 6:11am as CX137 from Hong Kong.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-FWI Fokker 100 (MSN 11318) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Being towed east along taxiway C6 to Terminal 2 at 6:57am. Photo © David Eyre
VH-FWI Fokker 100 (MSN 11318) of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Being towed east along taxiway C6 to Terminal 2 at 6:57am.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXT Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1549) of AirAsia X, in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taxying along taxiway C to runway 03 at 7:08am as D7237 to Kuala Lumpur. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXT Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1549) of AirAsia X, in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taxying along taxiway C to runway 03 at 7:08am as D7237 to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXT Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1549) of AirAsia X, in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taxying along taxiway C to runway 03 at 7:08am as D7237 to Kuala Lumpur. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXT Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1549) of AirAsia X, in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taxying along taxiway C to runway 03 at 7:08am as D7237 to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFX Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5871) of Jetstar, seen from left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taxying out along Taxiway C to runway 03 as JQ110 to Denpasar (Bali) at 7:34am. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFX Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5871) of Jetstar, seen from left of Gate 47A/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taxying out along Taxiway C to runway 03 as JQ110 to Denpasar (Bali) at 7:34am.
Photo © David Eyre
HS-TQD Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 35320/244), named ‘Wapi Pathum’, of Thai Airways International, seen from left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Landing on runway 03 at 7:35am as TG483 from Bangkok. Photo © David Eyre
HS-TQD Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 35320/244), named ‘Wapi Pathum’, of Thai Airways International, seen from left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Landing on runway 03 at 7:35am as TG483 from Bangkok.
Photo © David Eyre
Watch out for the light poles and aerobridges! HS-TQD Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 35320/244), named ‘Wapi Pathum’, of Thai Airways International, seen from left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Landing on runway 03 at 7:35am as TG483 from Bangkok. Photo © David Eyre
Watch out for the light poles and aerobridges! HS-TQD Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 35320/244), named ‘Wapi Pathum’, of Thai Airways International, seen from left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Landing on runway 03 at 7:35am as TG483 from Bangkok.
Photo © David Eyre
3B-NBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1057) of Air Mauritius, named ‘Nénuphar’, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. To get Perth city in the background, you need to stand far to the left of Gate 47A, close to Gate 46, due to a light pole off to the right. The acute angle to the double-glazed windows results in distortion. Landing on runway 06 at 8:47am as MK441 from Mauritius. Photo © David Eyre
3B-NBL Airbus A330-202 (MSN 1057) of Air Mauritius, named ‘Nénuphar’, seen from windows to the left of Gate 47A, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
To get Perth city in the background, you need to stand far to the left of Gate 47A, close to Gate 46, due to a light pole off to the right. The acute angle to the double-glazed windows results in distortion. Landing on runway 06 at 8:47am as MK441 from Mauritius.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 47B and Gate 48A / Bay 148 (west end of pier, right side)

View west across runways and taxiways from the windows between Gate 47B/Bay 147 and Gate 48A/Bay 148, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The large A-frame and light pole interrup the view, but it is possible to get photos either side of it. Photo © David Eyre
View west across runways and taxiways from the windows between Gate 47B/Bay 147 and Gate 48A/Bay 148, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The large A-frame and light pole interrup the view, but it is possible to get photos either side of it.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPN Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000312) named 'Arrawarra Beach,' of Virgin Australia, at Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The first flight to use the new Terminal 1 Domestic, flight VA713 from Adelaide, seen just after shutting down engines at Bay 148A at 7:27am, a few minutes ahead of scheduled arrival time (7:35am). Virgin Australia staff cheered and clapped as it came to a stop. The large A-frame structure visible in the photo holds the Nose In Guidance System displays, which guide pilots to park in the correct position. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPN Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000312) named ‘Arrawarra Beach,’ of Virgin Australia, at Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The first flight to use the new Terminal 1 Domestic, flight VA713 from Adelaide, seen just after shutting down engines at Bay 148A at 7:27am, a few minutes ahead of scheduled arrival time (7:35am). Virgin Australia staff cheered and clapped as it came to a stop. The large A-frame structure visible in the photo holds the Nose In Guidance System displays, which guide pilots to park in the correct position.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPN Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000312) named 'Arrawarra Beach,' of Virgin Australia, at Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The first flight to use the new Terminal 1 Domestic, flight VA713 from Adelaide, taxies in at 7:24am before parking at Bay 148A. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPN Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000312) named ‘Arrawarra Beach,’ of Virgin Australia, at Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The first flight to use the new Terminal 1 Domestic, flight VA713 from Adelaide, taxies in at 7:24am before parking at Bay 148A.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPN Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000312) named 'Arrawarra Beach,' of Virgin Australia, at Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. The first flight to use the new Terminal 1 Domestic, flight VA713 from Adelaide, seen shutting down engines after parking at Bay 148A at 7:26am, a few minute ahead of scheduled arrival time (7:35am). Virgin Australia staff cheered and clapped as it came to a stop. Photo © David Eyre
VH-ZPN Embraer 190AR (ERJ-190-100IGW) (MSN 19000312) named ‘Arrawarra Beach,’ of Virgin Australia, at Terminal 1 Domestic on the first day of operations, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The first flight to use the new Terminal 1 Domestic, flight VA713 from Adelaide, seen shutting down engines after parking at Bay 148A at 7:26am, a few minute ahead of scheduled arrival time (7:35am). Virgin Australia staff cheered and clapped as it came to a stop.
Photo © David Eyre
Qantas Domestic Terminal 4, seen from right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in 'Mendoowoorrji' Aboriginal art livery, is visible on the apron. Photo © David Eyre
Qantas Domestic Terminal 4, seen from right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in ‘Mendoowoorrji’ Aboriginal art livery, is visible on the apron.
Photo © David Eyre
Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 and GA apron, seen from right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in 'Mendoowoorrji' Aboriginal art livery is visible on the apron, along with Fokker 100s of Alliance Airlines and Network Aviation (one in Network livery and he other three in QantasLink livery). Photo © David Eyre
Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 and GA apron, seen from right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in ‘Mendoowoorrji’ Aboriginal art livery is visible on the apron, along with Fokker 100s of Alliance Airlines and Network Aviation (one in Network livery and he other three in QantasLink livery).
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taxying in on taxiway P after landing on runway 03 at 6:12am as CX137 from Hong Kong. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taxying in on taxiway P after landing on runway 03 at 6:12am as CX137 from Hong Kong.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taxying in on taxiway P after landing on runway 03 at 6:12am as CX137 from Hong Kong. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 in the background. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taxying in on taxiway P after landing on runway 03 at 6:12am as CX137 from Hong Kong. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 in the background.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STZ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1477) of Singapore Airlines, seen from windows between Gate 47B/Bay 147 and Gate 48A/Bay 148, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taking off from runway 03 at 6:45am as SQ224 to Singapore. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STZ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1477) of Singapore Airlines, seen from windows between Gate 47B/Bay 147 and Gate 48A/Bay 148, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taking off from runway 03 at 6:45am as SQ224 to Singapore.
Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXT Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1549) of AirAsia X, in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taking off from runway 03 at 7:14am as D7237 to Kuala Lumpur. Photo © David Eyre
9M-XXT Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1549) of AirAsia X, in special “Xcintillating PhoeniX” livery, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taking off from runway 03 at 7:14am as D7237 to Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFX Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5871) of Jetstar, seen from right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taking off from runway 03 as JQ110 to Denpasar (Bali) at 7:34am. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 apron in the background. Photo © David Eyre
VH-VFX Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) (MSN 5871) of Jetstar, seen from right of Gate 47B/Bay 147, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taking off from runway 03 as JQ110 to Denpasar (Bali) at 7:34am. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 apron in the background.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in 'Mendoowoorrji' Aboriginal art livery, seen from right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taking off from runway 06 at 8:43am as QF792 to Darwin. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 apron in the background. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XZJ Boeing 737-838 (MSN 39365/4669) of Qantas, in ‘Mendoowoorrji’ Aboriginal art livery, seen from right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taking off from runway 06 at 8:43am as QF792 to Darwin. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 apron in the background.
Photo © David Eyre
PK-AZD Airbus A320-216 (sharklets) (MSN 5627) of Indonesia AirAsia, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Landing on runway 06 at 9:44am as QZ534 from Denpasar. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 in the background. Photo © David Eyre
PK-AZD Airbus A320-216 (sharklets) (MSN 5627) of Indonesia AirAsia, seen from windows to the right of Gate 47B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Landing on runway 06 at 9:44am as QZ534 from Denpasar. Qantas Domestic Terminal 4 in the background.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 49

Gate 49/Bay 149, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Views of aircraft at Gate 49 are obstructed by the terminal structure. Photo © David Eyre
Gate 49/Bay 149, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Views of aircraft at Gate 49 are obstructed by the terminal structure.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFJ Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1561), named 'Gnaraloo Bay' of Virgin Australia at Gate 49/Bay 149, viewed from food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Views of aircraft at Gate 49 are obstructed by the terminal structures and ground equipment. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFJ Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1561), named ‘Gnaraloo Bay’ of Virgin Australia at Gate 49/Bay 149, viewed from food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Views of aircraft at Gate 49 are obstructed by the terminal structures and ground equipment.
Photo © David Eyre
Tails of aircraft at Terminal 1 International, seen from near Gate 49/Bay 149, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Terminal aerobridge structures block the view of aircraft parked at the international terminal. Photo © David Eyre
Tails of aircraft at Terminal 1 International, seen from near Gate 49/Bay 149, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Terminal aerobridge structures block the view of aircraft parked at the international terminal.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1306) named 'Bells Beach' of Virgin Australia at Gate 50/Bay 150, seen from Gate 49, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1306) named ‘Bells Beach’ of Virgin Australia at Gate 50/Bay 150, seen from Gate 49B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Photo © David Eyre
Gate 50/Bay 150, seen from Gate 49B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1306) named 'Bells Beach' of Virgin Australia about to taxi out after pushback and engine start. Aerobridges block the view of aircraft at T1 International. Photo © David Eyre
Gate 50/Bay 150, seen from Gate 49B, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1306) named ‘Bells Beach’ of Virgin Australia about to taxi out after pushback and engine start. Aerobridges block the view of aircraft at T1 International.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 50/Bay 150 (food court)

Food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Photo © David Eyre
Food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
The windows on the left provide an almost nose-on view of aircraft at Bay 150.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1306) named 'Bells Beach' of Virgin Australia at Gate 50/Bay 150 and B-2727 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34925/43) of China Southern, at Bay 163, seen from near food court near Gate 50, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. This shot was taken at 8:21am, and is somewhat backlit, so it would have been better in the afternoon. Photo © David Eyre
VH-XFD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 1306) named ‘Bells Beach’ of Virgin Australia at Gate 50/Bay 150 and B-2727 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34925/43) of China Southern, at Bay 163, seen from near food court near Gate 50, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
This shot was taken at 8:21am, and is somewhat backlit, so it would have been better in the afternoon.
Photo © David Eyre
9V-STZ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1477) of Singapore Airlines, seen from food court windows near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taxying out along taxiway T at 6:39am as SQ224 to Singapore. Note that if A330s are parked at Bay 149 (left) and Bay 150 (right), the wingtips get in the way with larger aircraft. Photo © David Eyre
9V-STZ Airbus A330-343X (MSN 1477) of Singapore Airlines, seen from food court windows near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taxying out along taxiway T at 6:39am as SQ224 to Singapore. Note that if A330s are parked at Bay 149 (left) and Bay 150 (right), the wingtips get in the way with larger aircraft.
Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from food court windows near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taking off from runway 06 at 7:54am as CX136 to Hong Kong. Photo © David Eyre
B-LAG Airbus A330-343X (MSN 895) of Cathay Pacific, seen from food court windows near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taking off from runway 06 at 7:54am as CX136 to Hong Kong.
Photo © David Eyre
B-2727 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34925/43) of China Southern, parked at Bay 163, with HS-TQD Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 35320/244), named ‘Wapi Pathum’, of Thai Airways International in the background, seen from food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. This shot was taken at 9:21am, and is somewhat backlit, so it would have been better in the afternoon. HS-TQD is taking off runway 06 as TG484 to Bangkok Photo © David Eyre
B-2727 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34925/43) of China Southern, parked at Bay 163, with HS-TQD Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 35320/244), named ‘Wapi Pathum’, of Thai Airways International in the background, seen from food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
This shot was taken at 9:21am, and is somewhat backlit, so it would have been better in the afternoon. HS-TQD is taking off runway 06 as TG484 to Bangkok
Photo © David Eyre
B-2727 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34925/43) of China Southern, parked at Bay 163, seen from food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. This shot was taken at 10:53am, and is somewhat backlit, so it would have been better in the afternoon. Photo © David Eyre
B-2727 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (MSN 34925/43) of China Southern, parked at Bay 163, seen from food court near Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
This shot was taken at 10:53am, and is somewhat backlit, so it would have been better in the afternoon.
Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBC Airbus A330-203 (MSN 506), named 'Surfers Paradise' of Qantas, seen from Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. Taking off from runway 06 at 9:25am as QF642 to Sydney. Photo © David Eyre
VH-EBC Airbus A330-203 (MSN 506), named ‘Surfers Paradise’ of Qantas, seen from Gate 50/Bay 150, Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
Taking off from runway 06 at 9:25am as QF642 to Sydney.
Photo © David Eyre

Gate 51 / Bay 151 (Airbus A380 gate)

A6-EPC Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 42322/1335) of Emirates at Gate 51/Bay 151, seen from Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport - Sun 22 November 2015. This is the bay where Emirates A380s park. Unfortunately, due to the partitioned international area for Bay 150, there are numerous layers of windows and frames between the camera and the aircraft, making it unsuitable for photography (unless you happen to be travelling on an international flight from Gate 50). Photo © David Eyre
A6-EPC Boeing 777-31HER (MSN 42322/1335) of Emirates at Gate 51/Bay 151, seen from Terminal 1 Domestic, Perth Airport – Sun 22 November 2015.
This is the bay where Emirates A380s park. Unfortunately, due to the partitioned international area for Bay 150, there are numerous layers of windows and frames between the camera and the aircraft, making it unsuitable for photography (unless you happen to be travelling on an international flight from Gate 50).
Photo © David Eyre