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Australia - Articles and news items

Gold Coast Airport receives expansion approval

Airport news  •  12 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The Australian Government has approved a major expansion project at Gold Coast Airport designed to aid current and predicted growth.

Reduction of carbon emissions at Adelaide Airport

Issue 4 2015  •  28 July 2015  •  Stephanie Bolt, Environment Manager, Adelaide Airport

In May 2015, Adelaide Airport became the first airport in Australia to be recognised by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for optimising its management and reduction of carbon emissions. Stephanie Bolt, Environment Manager, gives further details...

Gold Coast Airport announces $200 million improvement project

Airport news  •  9 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Australia’s Gold Coast Airport is to receive an investment worth $200 million to increase capacity at the airport’s terminal buildings.

Adelaide Airport recognised for reducing carbon emissions

Airport news  •  15 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Adelaide Airport has been recognised for reducing its carbon footprint by the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

The key to Australia

Issue 5 2012  •  2 October 2012  •  Julieanne Alroe, CEO and Managing Director, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Brisbane Airport is the third largest airport in Australia on passenger numbers and the premier gateway to the state of Queensland. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is Australia’s largest capital city airport (by land size) and has two major terminals providing services to 27 airlines flying to 43 national and 29 international destinations. In the last financial year (2011/12), Brisbane Airport welcomed more than 21 million passengers, nearly the equivalent of the entire population of Australia, through its terminals.Brisbane Airport is operated by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), a proud, private, nonlisted Queensland company, helping employ thousands of Queenslanders and creating economic benefits nation-wide.To meet growing passenger demand, BAC is funding over $2.5 billion worth of infrastructure over the next 10 years, including a new parallel runway, a new multi-level car park and walkway facilities, road terminal expansions, road upgrades and a number of new commercial buildings.

Australia’s busiest airport aims high

Issue 2 2012  •  29 March 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

Located in the suburb of Mascot, Sydney, Australia’s busiest airport, served over 26 million passengers in 2010 and is a primary hub for the country’s major airline Qantas and a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways.The airport has three main passenger terminals. Terminal 1, originally opened in 1970, replaced the old overseas passenger terminal and has been greatly expanded since. It is now known as the International terminal located at the airport’s north western sector and is made up of 30 gates and split into three levels serving arrivals, departures and airline offices.In 2010, the terminal underwent a major $500 million redevelopment expanding shopping facilities, centralising custom operations and increasing the terminal floor space.Terminal 2 is located in the north eastern section of the airport, incorporating 14 parking bays, aerobridges and a number of non-contact bays. Terminal 3 is the airport’s domestic terminal, also located in the north-eastern section. Extensions were made to this terminal during the late 1990s. Here there are 14 parking bays served by aerobridges. The terminal is also home to a ‘heritage collection’, dedicated to Qantas, that showcases the airline’s 90 years of service. The freight terminal is located north of Terminal 1 and is used for international freight operations.

Controlling Sydney – Every movement matters, every second counts

Issue 5 2011  •  5 October 2011  •  Jason Harfield, General Manager Air Traffic Control Group, Airservices Australia

The Australian Government’s 2009 National Aviation Policy White Paper, ‘Flight Path to the Future’, outlined Australian aviation’s contribution of more than half a million jobs and $6.3 billion to the national economy. But constraints at busy gateway airports such as Sydney, particularly during peak traffic periods, have the potential to adversely affect this community benefit and limit industry growth.As the country’s air navigation service provider, Airservices Australia is working closely with the airport, airlines, operators and the community to achieve operational and environmental efficiencies using the existing infrastructure. We are also introducing new airborne and ground-based systems to handle rapid predicted future growth.Considered as the gateway to Australia, Sydney Airport is the country’s busiest in terms of total passenger numbers and aircraft movements. Use of the three runways at Sydney Airport is restricted by a curfew between 11pm and 6am designed to provide noise amelioration to a population of four million in the greater Sydney area.

As Western Australia grows so does Perth Airport

Issue 3 2010  •  9 June 2010  •  Mr Brad Geatches, CEO, Perth Airport

Perth Airport is currently Australia’s fastest growing capital city airport and the country’s fourth largest in terms of passenger movements. This year over 10 million passengers are expected to travel through the airport with a 10.9 per cent growth rate recorded during quarter one of FY10 within inter - national travel and a 5.8 per cent growth rate within domestic travel. Perth Airport’s passenger numbers have almost doubled within the last decade.Western Australia is the largest state in Australia (approximately five times the size of Texas), and with over 75% of its population living in the city of Perth, which is also the world’s second most isolated capital city; it is therefore no surprise that air transport is vital to the state.

Brisbane Airport: meeting the challenge of growth

Issue 3 2008, Past issues  •  30 May 2008  •  Koen Roojimans , Managing Director and CEO, Brisbane Airport

With the population of South East Queensland on the rise and the region becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination, over 17 million people are travelling through Brisbane Airport every year. Now is the time to lock in the benefits of growth by investing in the future.

Brisbane’s Airport City set to soar

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  3 April 2007  •  Otto Ambagtsheer, General Manager Commercial Services, Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Ltd

South East Queensland is in the midst of an unprecedented population boom. An additional one million people are expected to call the region home over the next two decades. At the same time more international visitors than ever before are choosing Brisbane as their preferred Australian destination.

From city airport to airport city

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  16 June 2006  •  Koen Roojimans, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Managing Director and CEO

With the population of south east Queensland on the rise and the region becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination – over 16 million people are travelling through Brisbane Airport every year – now is the time to lock in the benefits of growth by investing in the future, explains Koen Roojimans.

Baggage handling systems experts

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  16 June 2006  •  Patrick Teo, BCS Group CEO

From ensuring airlines depart on time to delivering baggage safely and reliably to passengers at their destination, love them or hate them, baggage handling systems (BHS) are vital to the smooth running of every airport.


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