Sep 18, 2018 | Airport Feature
A new $30 million honeypot aimed at attracting overseas airlines to Western Australia is designed to support new direct flights and cement Perth’s position as Australia’s western gateway.
The joint venture between Perth Airport and the Western Australian Government through Tourism WA will provide targeted incentives to help airlines market new routes and drive demand.Read More
Sep 17, 2018 | Airport Feature
It may look like an ordinary underpass, but it’s a complex engineering feat that required hundreds of workers and is a lynchpin to Brisbane Airport’s $1.3 billion runway development.
The $120 million Dryandra Underpass is up to five metres below sea level, and required the removal of 750,000 cubic metres of sand and the installation of 35km of conduit. About 20,000 cubic metres of concrete and 4000 tonnes of reinforced steel has been used to build the underpass floor and walls as well the taxiway and road bridge decks.Read More
Sep 12, 2018 | Airport Feature
Archie Moore’s striking United Neytions installation at Sydney Airport was a project from which everyone emerged a winner. The colourful array of 28 large flags has added vibrancy to the airport’s T1 International Marketplace, it gives a wide audience to the work of the indigenous contemporary artist and millions of passengers gain a taste of contemporary art in Australia and of Sydney culture.
It also does what all art aspires to do: intrigue and engage with its themes of place, identity and boundaries.Read More
Aug 31, 2018 | Airport Feature
Earlier this year, the AAA welcomed the extension of the Remote Access Upgrade Programme for remote airports in the 2018-19 Federal budget.
However, we noted at the time that there were many regional airports missing out on vital funding – and for those airports times are tough. Regional airports not classified as remote have no dedicated funding source for upgrades or essential maintenance, despite the fact that many of them are struggling to make ends meet.Read More
Aug 17, 2018 | Airport Feature
Innovative ideas aimed at addressing community shortfalls are helping drive the development of business precincts at Australian airports. A number of airports are thinking outside the box to harness demand for facilities that are unavailable or in short supply in the regions they serve.
When Darwin International Airport looked at rebranding its business precinct, it did a gap analysis to see which areas of Top End culture were not being addressed.Read More
Aug 13, 2018 | Airport Feature
Melbourne Airport is looking to join the worldwide trend towards swing gates as international traffic numbers continue to grow and it seeks to offer airline customers cost-effective access to aerobridges.
Melbourne has been one of Australia’s stars when it comes to international passenger growth and its latest master plan forecasts it will see almost 20 million international passengers and over 81,000 international aircraft movements annually by 2038. International one-way peak passenger volumes are expected to surge from about 2900 per hour to 4900 per hour over the same period.Read More
Aug 10, 2018 | Airport Feature
Sydney Airport chief executive Geoff Culbert has been consistently asked two questions since he started in the job in January. “The first one is, ‘are you enjoying it?’” Culbert told a CAPA Centre for Aviation summit last week. “And the answer is unequivocally yes.”
The second question is what has surprised him. Ultimately, he says, the biggest surprise has been the fragmentation of the industry.Read More
Aug 8, 2018 | Airport Feature
When Evan Collins wanted to find a new way to monitor Perth Airport’s airside perimeter fence, he looked to the skies for inspiration.
The airport’s new approach to its perimeter patrols was developed in an Australian airport first after seeing the effectiveness of videos used on police helicopters. Inspiration struck as Collins’ team sought to improve aviation protection officers’ ability to more accurately monitor the airport’s expansive fence line.Read More
- ‘Team Perth’ fund boosts western gateway vision September 18, 2018
- Milestone moment for Brisbane’s new runway project September 17, 2018
- Creating a sense of place with airport art September 12, 2018
- Challenges remain for regional airports August 31, 2018