Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Health and Safety is top priority at airports as they prepare for increase in travellers

Perth Airport is not just ready to accommodate more passengers as soon as travel restrictions are lifted but it now has the accreditation to prove it can do it in accordance with strict global health ...

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Canberra’s new alliance provides much-needed escape

A move by Canberra Airport to capitalise on the ACT’s strong record of suppressing the coronavirus has paid off with a cluster of new services by smaller airlines. The strategy was designed to cater for pent-up ...

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Tourism strategy at Whitsunday develops new growth

For Whitsunday Coast Airport, the coronavirus pandemic has been a case of being deserted one day, flat out the next. The airport serving one of Queensland’s premier tourist spots has shot from zero flights in mid-June ...

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Airport remains optimistic for new project which could add 4,500 jobs to struggling economy

The national response to COVID-19 has been a double-barrelled disappointment for Newcastle Airport but Chief Executive Peter Cock remains optimistic the Australian Government will back a project which could add almost 4,500 jobs to the ...

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Cargo activity triples at “Field of Dreams” airport

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport identified freight as a major opportunity from the get-go and is reaping the harvest of that foresight with a tripling of cargo activity and a planned $10 million regional distribution hub. The centre ...

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Alice Springs welcomes kaleidoscope of aircraft

Like a good wine, Tom Vincent’s idea to set up Australia’s first aircraft storage facility in Alice Springs has taken time to mature but it is now hitting its stride. The Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) ...

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Solar power taking flight at Melbourne Airport

The biggest Australian solar power array of its type is set to be completed at Melbourne Airport by the middle of next month and will further boost the airport’s environmental credentials when it fires up. The ...

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Van Pelt: Maintaining and growing Launceston as a vital transport link is the key

New Launceston Airport chief executive Hans van Pelt is moving into the airport business during an unparalleled chapter of aviation history with a resolve to get the airport on the road to recovery as quickly ...

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Nation’s major gateway funding a road to recovery

As continuing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic forces airports large and small to recast their plans, a $2 billion Sydney Airport equity raise aims to ensure the nation’s major gateway is prepared for all contingencies ...

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Virgin announcement: The future of regional operations

Virgin Australia still sees a long-term future for its regional operations and is looking for alternative ways of servicing airports affected by its decision to axe ATR turboprops as part of its wider restructuring. That was ...

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