Latest news and insights from Australia’s airports

Kate McCreery-Carr: making excellence and efficiency part of day-to-day business

As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests of North Queensland, Cairns Airport is a bustling regional link that welcomes over five million passengers every year. Taking charge of the busy day-to-day operations to ensure excellence and efficiency, is Chief Operations Officer Kate McCreery-Carr. Kate spoke to the Airport Professional about her career so far, the need to balance priorities and how to be successful in an ...

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Ground access solutions deliver passengers choice

Just as air travel has changed dramatically in recent years as more of us fly more often, getting to the airport has become an important part of passengers’ overall airport experience. With the route to many major airports contending with day-to-day metropolitan traffic, airports have been looking for new solutions to keep pace with changing passenger needs as a growing number of people visit their terminals each day. For Australia’s largest ...

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Transport cathedrals’ critical to international growth

Tourism Australia boss John O’Sullivan believes the importance of airports to the tourism industry cannot be understated, labelling them the “transport cathedrals” of their home cities and towns. Airports are, he observes, the first and last touchpoints for international visitors and have a critical role in terms of the impression they make. “From a Tourism Australia point of view, airports are incredibly important not just because of the supply they bring ...

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First impressions count as Gold Coast gets set for games

The old adage ‘if it doesn’t rain it pours’ has taken on new meaning for management at Gold Coast Airport. Not only are athletes and spectators arriving for the Commonwealth Games ahead of their start on April 4, but this has coincided with an early Easter and the popular international music festival Bluesfest at Byron Bay. The airport had a dress rehearsal of sorts on January 7 when a record day ...

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Chinese New Year highlights tourism growth story

Australia’s airports have once again seen another busy Chinese New Year period, with a range of targeted activities to welcome this important market. The Chinese visitor economy is now worth more than $10 billion and has grown significantly in recent times. Major airports across Australia hosted in-terminal activations to support the influx of passengers during the popular Chinese New Year holiday period, ensuring the visitor experience got off to the ...

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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 Airport now serves 17 mainland China destinations with direct flights and is joining other major Aussie airports in welcoming increasing numbers of Chinese tourists.

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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 strategy aims to use data collected by the airport and its partners to improve efficiency and ease a customer’s journey by delivering helpful information such as queue wait times.

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Solar just the start for Brisbane Airport’s sustainability focus

It will be the southern hemisphere’s biggest commercial rooftop solar array, an 11,675 square-metre field of 7,133 solar panels covering Brisbane Airport’s international terminal. And that’s only part of a bigger 6 megawatt system spread across six Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) sites. At 36,000 square metres, the overall system is twice the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and will need 200kms of cabling to hook it up.

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