Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

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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Runway run bigger and better in 2018

Sydney Airport has launched its 2018 Sydney Airport Family Fun Runway Run, with tickets now available. The annual event marks the official start of the Sydney Airport Community Christmas Giving Appeal – a six week fundraising and awareness campaign uniting the airport and the community in support of a great cause. The appeal has raised $1.4 million over six years, with this year’s proceeds to support Cure Cancer Australia. READ MORE

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DFO opens for business at Perth Airport

A new premium outlet destination has been officially opened as part of a $150 million joint venture between Vicinity Centres and Perth Airport. The new centre is located in the Perth Airport precinct and spans 33,000 square metres, housing 113 international and Australian brands, a casual dining precinct and children’s playground. The facility represents a step forward for the Airport West Retail Precinct and cements Perth Airport’s position as a major employment ...

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