Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

AAA launches young airport professionals network

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has launched its new Young Airport Professionals network at its national conference today. The network will bring together staff from airports across the country, providing mentoring and support as young professionals develop their careers in aviation. Gold Coast Airport airside operations superviser Jared Feehely will be the inaugural chair of the network. Staff from remote, regional and major airports will be invited to join the network in the ...

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Julieanne Alroe recognised for outstanding contribution

Former Brisbane Airport Chief Executive Officer Julieanne Alroe has been recognised for her contribution to the airport industry at the AAA’s National Airport Industry Awards in Brisbane. Ms Alroe won the Outstanding Contribution award for her groundbreaking work launching one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects and furthering Brisbane Airport’s connection with the community. AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said Ms Alroe has made a significant difference to the industry, especially in ...

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AAA renews funding call to Protect Regional Airports

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has renewed calls for the establishment of a $100 million Regional Airport Infrastructure Fund ahead of the regional stream of its national conference today. The fund would help address the $170 million aeronautical infrastructure deficit that already faces our regions. AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said regional airports were struggling to make ends meet, and funding for essential maintenance and upgrades was essential to ensure the ...

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AAA National Conference kicks off

Australian Airports Association Chairman Guy Thompson kicked of the 2018 AAA National Conference in Brisbane today, reflecting on the industry’s achievements this year. Mr Thompson noted the year had seen many successes worth celebrating, from the progress of new runway projects in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast to terminal redevelopments in Cairns and Adelaide. Ground transport initiatives in Melbourne and Sydney also marked important milestones, while Perth welcomed the arrival of new ...

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Day One of the AAA National Conference

The future of Australian airports was a key theme of the first day of the AAA National Conference in Brisbane today, with a range of keynotes focusing on the technology that will change our airport experience in years to come. Hobart Airport Chief Executive Officer Sarah Renner kicked off the day with the keynote at the women in airports breakfast, reflecting on the value of diverse career experiences in building her ...

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Melbourne Airport marks Remembrance Day with stunning installation

A wall of 19,000 poppies was installed in Melbourne Airport's Terminal 2 Departures entrance to help mark Remembrance Day on 11 November. The poppies represented the 19,000 Victorian soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1, providing an opportunity for travellers to mark the occasion while at the airport. The airport also held a small service starting with a bugle call at 10.55am. READ MORE

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Strong Q1 passenger growth for Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport recorded 2.9 per cent domestic passenger growth in the first quarter of FY2019 compared to the prior year. New direct services to a number of domestic destinations in addition to high load factors supported the result. International traffic was also up 2.7 per cent, driven by increased capacity as Malaysia Airlines added an additional weekly service. The airport also recently commenced its terminal redevelopment and officially opened the new Atura Airport ...

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Landmark charter flight brings Japanese visitors to Alice Springs

Alice Springs has welcomed its first charter flight from Japan in more than 10 years. The first of a series of flights from Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka was operated by JTB World Vacations, with visitors arriving on a Dreamliner 787-800. The services are expected to generate an additional 1440 visitor nights and up to $2 million in visitor spend in the Northern Territory. READ MORE

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First tenant for Hobart freight facility

Hobart Airport has welcomed Link Logistics as its first tenant at the airport’s freight handling facility and commercial precinct. The facilities are set to unlock new export opportunities for the state, offering local producers direct access to international markets. Link Logistics will build a state-of-the-art cold store to take advantage of the state’s export potential as part of the deal. READ MORE

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