Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

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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Traffic flow projects to boost airport efficiency

Airservices Australia is close to making a decision on a pioneering long-range air traffic flow management project capable of boosting efficiency at Australia’s major airports and providing more reliable international aircraft arrival times.

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Sydney data to help passengers

Sydney Airport is pursuing an “open data” strategy designed to give passengers key information across a range of platforms that allows them to take charge of their journey and reduce the stress of air travel. The ...

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CASA’s drone delivery road test

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is working with Google parent company Alphabet to “road test” ways of assessing the risks involved with using drones to deliver packages and other items. The move comes as CASA is ...

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Tourism industry has room to grow

China may be the inbound tourism flavour of the decade, but Australia’s peak tourism body has urged airports not to forget other promising markets such as India and the US. Tourism in Australia is booming, growing ...

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Top End to benefit from new narrow body jets

Airports in northern Australia are likely to benefit from the flexibility new fuel fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft give airlines, CAPA Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison has predicted. Single-aisle aircraft from the Airbus A320neo and Boeing ...

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