Thursday October 02, 2014

Qantas A380 lands at Dallas/Fort Worth

Qantas A380 lands at Dallas/Fort Worth

The world’s longest flight with the world’s largest passenger aircraft has landed at Dallas/Fort Worth airport. Qantas flight QF7 landed at DFW at 1326 local time on Monday, September 29, following a 15-hour, 15-minute journey from Sydney. The flight,... [Continue reading]

Airport safety week kicks off in Aust and NZ

Airport safety week kicks off in Aust and NZ

About 70 airports in Australia and New Zealand are participating in the first ever Airport Safety Week, which kicked off on Monday. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the focus of the week... [Continue reading]

Mather calls for visa changes to support tourism

Mather calls for visa changes to support tourism

Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather says onerous fees and charges deter tourists from visiting Australia and need to be reduced where possible. Mather says the visa requirements for visitors to Australia had not kept up with the changing nature... [Continue reading]

Melbourne Airport reveals concept images for international terminal upgrade

Melbourne Airport reveals concept images for international terminal upgrade

Melbourne Airport has unveiled a number of concept images for a proposed upgrade to the international terminal at Tullamarine. The concept images of a revamped T2 were shown to an audience of about 700 at Melbourne Airport’s annual stakeholder meeting... [Continue reading]

Sydney, Melbourne airports report August lifts in passenger numbers

Sydney, Melbourne airports report August lifts in passenger numbers

Sydney Airport has posted a one per cent increase in passenger traffic in August, underpinned by growth in international travellers. The airport handled 3.202 million passengers in August, up from 3.17 million in the prior corresponding period, Sydney... [Continue reading]

Avalon rail link route unveiled

Avalon rail link route unveiled

The Victorian government has identified the preferred route for a $260 million rail line linking Melbourne’s Avalon Airport to the existing Melbourne-Geelong track. A spur rail line of about 5.5km that begins between Lara and Little River stations on... [Continue reading]

Airport staff to face extra ID checks, passengers under more scrutiny after terror alert lifted

Airport staff to face extra ID checks, passengers under more scrutiny after terror alert lifted

The federal government’s move to lift the terror alert level to high will result in a bolstered presence from law enforcement agencies at airports and may cause longer wait times for travellers and additional security checks for staff, Australia’s... [Continue reading]

Four more towers earmarked for new INTAS air traffic control system

Four more towers earmarked for new INTAS air traffic control system

Having completed the rollout its new digital air traffic control suite at four new airport towers, Airservices says it will begin installing the new suite at four existing towers in the period ahead. The nation’s air navigation service provider says... [Continue reading]

Sydney, Adelaide to get updated list of curfew-exempt aircraft

Sydney, Adelaide to get updated list of curfew-exempt aircraft

The federal government is moving to overhaul the “out-dated” list of aircraft permitted to takeoff and land during curfew hours at Sydney and Adelaide airports. Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren... [Continue reading]

QantasLink to start flights to Brisbane West Wellcamp

QantasLink to start flights to Brisbane West Wellcamp

Qantas’s regional arm QantasLink has been unveiled the first airline to offer regular public transport services from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. QantasLink will fly 11 flights a week between Sydney and Wellcamp – located about 20km southwest... [Continue reading]

Auckland Airport reports hefty lift in full year net profit

Auckland Airport reports hefty lift in full year net profit

Auckland International Airport has posted a hefty lift in full year net profit on the back of increased passenger numbers and says new international services should support growth in 2014/15. The company reported net profit of $NZ215.9 million for the... [Continue reading]

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