Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Australian airports’ green credentials recognised

ACI Asia-Pacific has recognised two Australian airports for green airport infrastructure. Sydney and Adelaide airports were named as part of the 2019 ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition, which aims to promote environmental best practices to minimise aviation's impact on the environment and recognise outstanding accomplishments in their environmental projects. Sydney Airport achieved gold status for airports with 10-45 million passengers per year, while Adelaide Airport earned platinum status for airports with less ...

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Brisbane Airport passenger growth supporting Qld tourism

The Queensland Government has labelled passenger growth at Brisbane Airport as a “great win” for the state’s tourism industry. Brisbane Airport this week confirmed overall 4.8 per cent year on year growth in 2018, with 5.5 per cent growth in the number of international seats. Acting Tourism Industry Development Minister Di Farmer said the new data was welcome news. “Brisbane Airport deserve a pat on the back for the great work they’ve been ...

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Adelaide Airport signs Australian-first sustainability loan

Adelaide Airport has signed a sustainability performance linked loan in an Australian-first. The loan seeks to incentivise a borrower to further improve its performance against a set of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria. Adelaide Airport Managing Director Mark Young said the airport worked hard to embed the principles of sustainable business practice throughout its operations. “Creating an explicit link between our financing and long term sustainability credentials – including risk management, governance, ...

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Launceston Airport passenger numbers grow

Launceston Airport has reported five per cent passenger growth in the first quarter of the 2018-19 financial year compared to the prior year. Launceston Airport General Manager Paul Hodgen said the airport would continue to focus on building its tourism offering together with local partners. “Tourism is a growth industry right across Australia, and while we’ve seen terrific growth in passenger numbers so far this year, the reality is every state is ...

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Christmas giveaway at Melbourne Airport

Travellers flying though Melbourne Airport during December will have the chance to share in more than $100,000 worth of gifts through the airport’s Light Up Christmas campaign. The campaign is just one part of the airport's Christmas festivities, which also included a performance by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the airport's T2 Luxury Precinct. Musicians from The Salvation Army will perform in Terminals 2 to 4 every day throughout December. READ MORE

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Perth Airport introduces T1 precinct sleep pods

Perth Airport has become the first airport in Australia to trial sleeping pods in one of its terminals. Eight sleeping pods have been installed in the T1 precinct in partnership with Smarte Carte and Finnish company GoSleep, as one of the new initiatives identified by Perth Airport to deliver new customer experience products. Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown said the sleeping pods will be ideal for passengers who either arrive early or ...

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Landmark partnership for Bayside Council and Sydney Airport

Bayside Council and Sydney Airport have entered into a multi-million-dollar local partnership that will fund a number of community and environmentally based projects over the next 10 years. The $11 million Community and Environmental Projects Reserve Fund will focus on delivering initiatives and key projects for the benefit of both the people of Bayside and the broader community. The fund will focus on projects that deliver the greatest benefit to the community. READ MORE   Photo ...

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Border force resources must meet demand

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has expressed concern about reports today of reduced Australian Border Force staff numbers at airports over the busy holiday season. AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the industry would seek reassurances from Government that appropriate resources would be in place during the holiday period, which is one of the busiest times of the year for Australian airports. The AAA raised its concerns in the wake of ...

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Brisbane Airport lost property auction underway

Brisbane Airport's Online Lost Property Auction is now underway, with members of the public able to bid for a range of items until 7pm on Wednesday 5 December. All proceeds from this year’s auction will be donated to The Courier Mail Children’s Fund, supporting its important work helping Queensland children in need. Unclaimed items going under the hammer this year include clothing, jewellery, laptops and baby car seats, with many items brand ...

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Runway run kicks off Christmas appeal

More than 250 members of the community sprinted down one of Sydney Airport’s iconic runways this weekend to help raise money for life-saving cancer research. The Family Fun Runway Run officially kicked off this year’s Sydney Airport Community Christmas Giving Appeal. Over the next six weeks, the Appeal will raise both awareness and funds to support Cure Cancer and the nation’s brightest emerging researchers in their fight against cancer. Over the past ...

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