Wednesday October 22, 2014

Archerfield Airport opens new student accommodation facility

Archerfield Airport in Brisbane’s south-west has opened a new $4 million student accommodation facility. The airport, which is about 11km from Brisbane’s CBD and caters for general aviation and flying schools, has about 10 providers of pilot... [Continue reading]

Expansion work begins at Queenstown Airport

Expansion work begins at Queenstown Airport

As the ski season ends and summer approaches, work has begun on Queenstown Airport’s new international terminal. The project is expected to increase terminal space at the airport’s southern end by a third, adding 4,080 square metres of extra floor... [Continue reading]

Barwon Heads Airport to get sealed runway

Barwon Heads Airport to get sealed runway

Barwon Heads Airport outside Geelong will be able to operate year-round after securing funding to have its runway sealed. Victoria’s regional aviation fund will allocate about $650,000 to seal the airport’s 750-metre gravel north/south runway.... [Continue reading]

Coober Pedy gets runway upgrade, keeps Rex service

Coober Pedy gets runway upgrade, keeps Rex service

Construction on widening the runway at Coober Pedy Airport will commence in November after the project secured state funding, in a move that ensures Regional Express (Rex) will be able to maintain services from Adelaide using Saab 340 aircraft. The South... [Continue reading]

As Wellcamp nears completion, Wagner mulling another airport project

As Wellcamp nears completion, Wagner mulling another airport project

Having built the first new airport in Australia since Melbourne Tullamarine opened 47 years ago, John Wagner appears to be a man in demand among potential airport owners and operators both at home and abroad. Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, built by Wagner... [Continue reading]

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]

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