When more than 970 delegates converge on Brisbane for Routes Asia this weekend, they’ll be welcomed by a city ready for the next surge in international passenger growth.
The key route development event for the Asia Pacific region arrives off the back of Brisbane’s strongest year of international passenger growth in the last decade. With new infrastructure projects at the airport and across the city coming to life, the potential for further increasing capacity in the region is significant.Read More
With a terminal that can accommodate up to 1.6 million passengers and a 2628-metre high-strength runway, Rockhampton Airport can – and does – handle pretty much anything that arrives there.
Military exercises at the nearby Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area bring in the big freighters and widebody long-haul passenger aircraft, while single-aisle planes are operated by Qantas, Virgin Australia and JetGo to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Mackay and Townsville.Read More
Australia’s airports have once again seen another busy Chinese New Year period, with a range of targeted activities to welcome this important market. The Chinese visitor economy is now worth more than $10 billion and has grown significantly in recent times.
Major airports across Australia hosted in-terminal activations to support the influx of passengers during the popular Chinese New Year holiday period, ensuring the visitor experience got off to the best possible start as tourists touched down on Australian soil.
As Hobart Airport celebrates the extension of its runway this week, the occasion marks more than the successful end of the project. While it may simply seem like an extra 500 metres of tarmac for many, that additional length will open up direct access from Hobart to the global market.
The $40 million runway extension signals the airport’s new capability for direct flights to Asia, creating significant tourism and freight opportunities for the state.Read More
Once one of the few global capitals without an international air service, Canberra now has two of the world’s best airlines slugging it out for the capital’s affluent passengers.
The arrival of Qatar Airways on February 12 gave Canberra Airport its first ever daily international service and set up a new competitive dynamic for Canberrans.Read More
Strong international traffic growth helped records tumble at Australian airports in 2017 with major airports posting strong rises in overseas traveller numbers.
Chinese carriers again featured prominently in traffic growth at major airports but there was also pleasing capacity increases from other regions. Airports also reported bumper pre-Christmas travel with a number setting new single-day passenger records, particularly on December 23.Read More
The arrival of two new direct services to China in two days marked a busy week, even for an airport that has established itself as one of the world’s most popular destinations for Chinese airlines.
Sydney Airport now serves 17 mainland China destinations with direct flights and is joining other major Aussie airports in welcoming increasing numbers of Chinese tourists.Read More
Australia’s airports made the top 20 of in all four categories in the 2017 global punctuality league, published early January by route experts OAG.
Brisbane Airport led the way while Perth and Cairns both appeared in the top 10 for their categories, and Sydney and Melbourne made the top 20.Read More
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