Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Cairns makes its mark with on-time performance

Being located in an area known for cyclones and tropical storms hasn’t stopped Cairns Airport from making its mark globally when it comes to on-time performance (OTP). The Queensland airport is again celebrating being named as ...

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Runway extension sees Bendigo take flight

A runway extension project that has taken two decades has paid off handsomely for Bendigo and the city’s leaders are determined the dividends will keep coming. The picturesque and historic Australian gold mining town will get ...

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Digital future brings new solutions, but ignore the hype

Start with the problem you want to solve and then work out whether technology will solve it for you. That’s the advice from digital futurist Hugh Bradlow who also worries too many people are getting taken ...

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Understanding local demand key to regional growth

Regional airports looking to grow their passenger base need to be realistic about their expectations and find the low-hanging fruit when it comes to route development. That was some of the advice to regional airports to ...

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Greg Hood: On emergency response and working with the ATSB

The aircraft is on fire, there are a number of vehicles around it and suddenly something resembling a missile streaks from the wreckage. The sobering video clip aired at this year’s Australian Airport Association national conference ...

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Scratching the surface on drone potential

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s hard-fought campaign to convince the growing number of drone users to stay away from airports and aircraft appears to be paying off. While the number of drones continues to increase, CASA ...

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Airports to ponder holograms, chatbots in digital future

Airports have been urged to be creative with technology but not get so carried way with digital transformations that they forget the human element of passenger interactions. SITA vice president Catherine Mayer unveiled a smorgasbord of ...

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Lyell Strambi: long-term vision for airport investors

Melbourne Airport executive Lyell Strambi has warned against tipping airports into the regulatory upheaval being experienced by industry sectors such as energy. Strambi told the Australian Airports Association annual conference in Brisbane that long-term vision rather ...

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Sarah Renner on the diversity of aviation

When Sarah Renner was 12 years old, she told her dad she wanted to travel.  She had made her mind up that she was going to be a flight attendant when she grew up. “He said ...

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Tamworth takes off with flight training

Tamworth Airport will house Virgin Australia's new flight training facilities - and international freight services are next on the agenda for this regional centre.

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