Monday September 22, 2014

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]

Sydney Airport doubles LCC presence over past two years

Sydney Airport doubles LCC presence over past two years

Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather said low-cost carriers have doubled their presence at the airport over the past two years, and tips more are likely to come in the period ahead. Mather said 10 per cent of all international seats at Sydney... [Continue reading]

Sydney Airport reports first half revenue and earnings lift

Sydney Airport reports first half revenue and earnings lift

Sydney Airport has reported a rise in first half revenue and earnings amid growth in international passengers. Revenue at Australia’s busiest airport rose 5.7 per cent to $568.4 million in the six months to June 30 2014 compared with the prior corresponding... [Continue reading]

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Australians flew to Queenstown in record numbers in 2013/14, attracted by the region’s snowfields, golf courses and natural beauty. Or perhaps they can’t get enough of that spectacular landing. Whatever the reasons, Queenstown Airport says... [Continue reading]

Sydney Airport to start formal Badgerys Creek talks

Sydney Airport to start formal Badgerys Creek talks

Sydney Airport will enter a nine-month formal consultation period with the federal government from September on the question of a new airport at Badgerys Creek. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss... [Continue reading]

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