Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Brisbane Airport takes out awards trifecta

Brisbane Airport has won three awards at the Routes Asia 2019 Marketing Awards, recognising its work together with tourism and government agencies to attract new air services to the city. The airport was named the overall winner of the awards and also won the 20+ million passenger category, edging out competition from Fukuoka International Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Melbourne Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport. Brisbane Marketing also ...

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New Women in Airports Network launched

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has launched a new Women in Airports Network (WIAN) to coincide with International Women’s Day today. AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the network would create a community to support the advancement of women across all aspects of airport operations. “Airports operate in a truly global industry and a diverse workforce is absolutely crucial to support our growth and success,” Ms Wilkie said. “With global passenger traffic ...

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NAIF loan for Townsville Airport

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has welcomed the announcement of a $50 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan for the Townsville Airport redevelopment. AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the redevelopment would create new tourism and trade opportunities for the north Queensland region. “This project will not only meet the needs of today’s passengers, but will ensure Townsville Airport can support future growth to facilitate tourism and trade in the ...

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Lendlease to deliver Gold Coast terminal expansion

Gold Coast Airport has appointed international property and infrastructure group Lendlease to deliver its southern terminal expansion. The project will see the development of a three-level terminal, including aerobridges, to the south of the airport's current facility. It is the next phase of the $370 million Project LIFT airport redevelopment, which will generate up to 1500 jobs during construction. The first phase of the project was completed last year, delivering a 20,000 ...

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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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