Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction kicks off

The Sydney Airport Lost Property Auction is underway with thousands of items going under the hammer for charity. The annual event auctions off unclaimed items left in the airport’s terminals, in partnership with Sydney Community Foundation. Funds raised go towards grants supporting organisations that make a difference in the local community. Not-for-profit community legal team Marrickville Legal Centre will receive a $100,000 grant from this year’s auction to fund a financial empowerment ...

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Driver demand and the autonomous future of airport parking

Airports will need to start planning now for a future where autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change the landscape of airport car parking. That’s the message from an L.E.K. report on the future of car parking, which predicts connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will see a decline in car parking demand post 2040. In the meantime, the report finds airports are already responding to changing behaviour by airport visitors that now have more ...

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IN PROFILE: Christina Hayes

Christina Hayes, Civil Engineer - Transport, GHD What are your typical daily work activities at GHD? My typical tasks involve pavement condition inspections and assessments, airport site selection studies, master planning, and pavement design and maintenance for major airports in Australia.  How did you get your start in the airport industry? Although my engineering degree majored in both transport and structural engineering, I was keen to apply myself within the transportation sector due to ...

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SYD Stories celebrates centenary year

There are two massive milestones for Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport this year. One comes in November when the airport celebrates the 100th anniversary of World War I veteran Nigel Love climbing into an Avro 504K with photographer Billy Marshall and taking off from a former cattle paddock in Mascot. The other will be the airport’s billionth passenger. Just how a bullock paddock became Australia’s busiest air hub is a fascinating story that had its ...

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Adelaide Airport releases preliminary master plan

Adelaide airport has released its 2019 Preliminary Draft Master plan, predicting annual passenger numbers will grow to 19.8 million over the next 20 years. The forecast follows the airport's strong growth over the last five years, with passenger numbers rising from 1 million to 8.5 million since 2014. The plan provides an overview of the airport's plans for growth, jobs creation and economic development over the next 20 years. It is on ...

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Brisbane Airport passenger numbers rise again in 2018-19

Brisbane Airport 2018-19 passenger numbers rose to a record  of nearly 23.8 million travellers, a 1.5 per cent year-on-year increase. The result was supported by strong international passenger growth of 4.5 per cent, with an additional 266,000 travellers departing or arriving in 2018-19. Domestic passenger numbers also recorded 0.5 per cent growth on the previous year. READ MORE

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World Routes to put South Australia on global stage

More than 3000 aviation delegates will flood into Adelaide in September to celebrate an event that is not just a first for Australia but an event that will directly contribute $20 million to the local economy. The World Routes conference also brings to South Australia a hotbed of networking that will sow the seeds for longer-term relationships that can add millions more. World Routes is a huge event on the global aviation ...

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Double the passengers, double the fun at Whitsunday Coast Airport

There’s something fishy going on at the Whitsunday Coast Airport and passengers are loving it. A giant 30,000-litre aquarium in the arrivals and departures lounge has become home to more than 100 reef fish. The 10-metre-long tank boast four tonnes of moulded coral with a unique heart-shaped rock forming the centre piece. The unique project, designed to showcase the region’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef attractions, aims to get visitors into holiday mode as ...

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IN PROFILE: ALICIA BURGMANN

Alicia Burgmann, Head of Sustainability, Sydney Airport  How did you get your start in the airport sector? I joined Sydney Airport as Head of Sustainability at the beginning of this year. I’m really excited to join the Sydney Airport team and the industry after a decade in the energy sector, working in sustainability, social responsibility and stakeholder engagement on energy projects across Papua New Guinea, Chile and Indonesia. I started my career in ...

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