Miners to pay more for FIFO congestion

Mining companies will have to pay more to use Perth Airport during peak hours because of the congestion caused by fly-in fly-out workers.

The West Australian reports services moving mining workers up north are causing long queues on Perth's tarmac, especially during the early morning rush.

Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches said rising demand for the airport was "being driven by the resource sector" and increases to landing and takeoff fees were being considered to encourage airlines to fly in off-peak periods.

Geatches also said Perth Airport was in preliminary discussions with mining companies to help fund the development of a new runway.

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