City of Karratha

Karratha Airport Terminal Redevelopment

The primary objective of this project is to extend the useful life and improve the functionality of the existing airport terminal on the existing site to enable extensive planning to be undertaken for the long term future capacity and land use at the airport. The airport terminal upgrade will markedly improve the aesthetics and customer experience at the terminal and give it a new lease on life.

Project Cost:

$34,500,000 fully funded by the City of Karratha

Start Date:

June 2014

Expected completion:

Mid-year 2015

Project Overview

The Karratha Airport Terminal Redevelopment will refresh passenger facilities and provide a better travel experience for Karratha Airport’s 800,000 passengers per year. The project will significantly increase the size of the terminal, allowing for a new arrival and departures area that will feature more food, beverage and shopping options. The Terminal redevelopment will also allow for the possibility of international flights and areas for airlines to operate frequent flyer lounges. The general amenity of the terminal will be improved with new bathrooms, a new fa├žade, improved baggage claim areas and tiling and painting of existing areas.

Latest News

New features include:

  • New security screening area
  • Opening of new atrium, arrivals and departures area
  • Second baggage carousel in operation
  • Relocation of temporary cafe past security screening
  • New bathrooms

Work is continuing on the redevelopment with the old departure area undergoing refurbishment and new cafe, bar and shops set to open later this year.

February 2015

  • Tiling work is continuing around the check-in areas
  • Second floor slab has been cast and the roof has been installed
  • Refurbishment of ceiling in the landside area nearing completion

December 2014

  •  First of two new baggage carousels is now in operation
  • Landside toilet block has been opened
  • Works have commenced on the new departures area and second floor




More Information

For more information about this project please contact the City on 08 9186 8555 or
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