Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

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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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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