In the latest Australian Airports Association survey, Australian travellers and potential passengers discussed how they were still wary and fear the closure of domestic borders.
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Australian airports are working together to support the joint campaign ‘No More Carry On’, to remind passengers to not be disruptive or abusive towards other travellers and airline and airport staff.
Australian airports are eager to work with the government on the new Aviation Recovery Framework to work on rebuilding the sector on its post-COVID-19 recovery.
Australian Airports Association Chief Executive James Goodwin has reminded passengers that wearing a face mask is mandatory when travelling via the airport terminal, on aircraft and on public transport.
Airport Safety Week 2021's theme recognises the airport industry’s continued commitment to exceptional safety standards, particularly throughout the pandemic.
With reopening framework announced today in Australia, both government and Australia’s international airports are co-operating to ensure a safe and polished easement of travel restrictions.
As aviation begins its COVID-19 recovery, the Australian government have invested $64 million in essential oversea passenger’s security screening at Australia’s major international airports.
The four-phase plan to safely reopen Australia to the world has been welcomed by Australian airports, with the Chief Executive of AAA saying that it is "exactly what airports have been asking for".
The survey conducted by AAA found that the Australian government's Tourism Aviation Network Support programme has succeeded in increasing demand for domestic air travel.
The Australian government has extended the regional and domestic aviation support programmes that were originally announced in March 2021.
The Australian Airports Association has welcomed the announcement from the New Zealand government that quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will commence from 19 April 2021.
The AAA's CEO has stressed the significance of the findings of the latest ACCC Airport Monitoring Report, which outlines the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Australian aviation.
The package includes a range of new measures for the Australian aviation and tourism sectors, including half-price airfares and an aviation workforce support programme.
In the face of a widespread vaccine rollout, the report stresses the need to ease COVID-19 travel and border restrictions across Australia and support businesses that rely on international travel.
Research that was commissioned by the Australian Airports Association found that 52 per cent of respondents were discouraged from booking travel too far in advance due to the risk of sudden border closures.