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‘Seamless, convenient and easy’: Adelaide Airport’s expansion to deliver for passengers

Adelaide’s growth as an international and domestic destination has prompted a $165 million terminal expansion that will significantly improve life for passengers. Since 1998, Adelaide Airport has seen international passengers quadruple from about 240,000 to 1 million a year and overall passenger numbers increase by 50 per cent.

The pressure on existing facilities saw the airport embark on a three-year construction project that will significantly upgrade international arrivals and departures as well as dining and retail facilities.

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Canberra food bowl to realise export potential

Fresh Australian produce exported from a farm one day and on the table in Singapore the next. That’s one of the new opportunities available to primary producers in the ACT, NSW South Coast, Riverina and the Murray-Darling Basin thanks to a deal between Canberra Airport and South Australian company Pak-Fresh Handling.

The move means Pak-Fresh is now offering NSW and ACT growers the opportunity to get their product overseas via belly freight on flights by Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines to Canberra.

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‘Airside flip’ proves winning formula for Launceston

Launceston Airport is preparing its latest tilt at the Australian Airports Association annual awards after performing what general manager Paul Hodgen labels “an airside flip”. The flip is the latest in a series of changes at the northern Tasmanian airport as it moves to make itself an attractive alternative to its neighbour in Hobart and the state’s tourism gateway.

The booming tourism industry has seen traffic at Launceston grow to almost 1.4 million passengers a year and the airport has been sprucing itself up to accommodate the tourists and give locals a better experience.

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Hidden disabilities program tip of the iceberg for Brisbane

Brisbane Airport is already winning accolades for programs aimed at accommodating people with disabilities but it isn’t sitting on its laurels. Part of the Brisbane Airport’s wider customer service strategy, the program aims to help staff identify and assist people with a hidden disability.

Hidden disabilities can affect anyone and include a wide range of conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to autism, dyslexia or dementia. It can also mean physical issues such as brain injury, multiple sclerosis and vision impairment.

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Sunshine Coast earns carbon neutral first

When Airports Council International director general Angela Gittins recently praised Australian airports for their strong environmental stewardship, she singled out the Sunshine Coast Airport for its achievement in becoming Australia’s first carbon neutral airport.

There are now 12 other Australian airports participating in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation Program — more than a quarter of the 44 involved in the Asia-Pacific — but Sunshine Coast was the pioneer.

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The challenges of the outback: maintaining vital air links in the Territory

It’s hard for anyone who has never visited a remote outback community to understand the vital importance of the local airstrip. Air services are a crucial connection for these communities, not just to the rest of the world but to the essential services many Australians take for granted.

Northern Territory transport officials Sue Hakala and Louise McCormick have good reason to understand all too well the problems facing remote airstrips: their department supports 70 of them in what they say is becoming an increasing challenge.

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Australian airports rate highly as the global sector prepares for further growth

ACI (World) Director General Angela Gittens says Australian airports are rated highly by their passengers for their work with government and airlines on waiting times for passport control, security and check-in. These efforts are earning scores higher than the rest of the world.

Angela maps out the priorities for airports around the world, and how working closely with their communities continues to be essential to airports’ success.

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Regulatory stability drives private investment, ensures long-term focus: Gittens

Airports Council International director-general Angela Gittens, a 25-year veteran of the airport industry who has headed the ACI since 2008, is no stranger to the stand-off over airport charges. She has been chief executive of major airports in Miami and Atlanta and was deputy chief executive at San Francisco International Airport.

And she has first-hand experience with privatisation, having overseen the transition at London’s Luton Airport while working at vice-president at TBI Airport management. Arriving in Australia for the IATA AGM in Sydney this week, she has reflected on that experience when commenting on the current debate on airport charges in Australia.

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