Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Hobart Airport runway extends Tasmanian opportunity

As Hobart Airport celebrates the extension of its runway this week, the occasion marks more than the successful end of the project. While it may simply seem like an extra 500 metres of tarmac for ...

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Canberra connects to world with new services

Once one of the few global capitals without an international air service, Canberra now has two of the world’s best airlines slugging it out for the capital’s affluent passengers. The arrival of Qatar Airways on February ...

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Regional airports doing it tough, survey reveals

The Federal government inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of air route service delivery to rural, regional and remote communities has provided an opportunity to highlight the unique challenges faced by regional airports. The Australian ...

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Year of growth at Australian airports

Strong international traffic growth helped records tumble at Australian airports in 2017 with major airports posting strong rises in overseas traveller numbers. Chinese carriers again featured prominently in traffic growth at major airports but there was ...

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Sydney Airport rolls out the welcome mat for Chinese growth

The arrival of two new direct services to China in two days marked a busy week, even for an airport that has established itself as one of the world’s most popular destinations for Chinese airlines. Sydney ...

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Aussie airports rate well in global punctuality leages

Australia’s airports made the top 20 of in all four categories in the 2017 global punctuality league, published early January by route experts OAG. Brisbane Airport led the way while Perth and Cairns both appeared in ...

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Perth Airport lights the way for WA tourism

Perth Airport expects a new Category IIIB instrument landing system to become operational in 2018 will make it easier to attract international flights and boost Western Australia’s tourism potential. The upgrade to CATIII infrastructure, due to ...

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Checking in? How KATE the robot is beating the queues

If you find yourself in an airport being followed by a check-in kiosk at some stage you’ve likely encountered KATE, a robotic kiosk that can take itself to busy areas as needed to relieve pressure. It’s ...

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Marathon route planning requires maximum effort

Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting managing director Oliver Lamb urges communities wanting to attract regional airlines to begin the process by building a database on their market. Mr Lamb told attendees at this year’s Australian Airports Association ...

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Industry-wide approach required in changing cyber-security environment

The head of technology at the nation’s biggest airport has called for an industry-wide conversation on the threats posed by cyber-attacks. Sydney Airport general manager technology Stuart Rattray made the call during a presentation at this ...

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