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New deal delivers extra tourists to the Aussie Sunshine State
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New deal delivers extra tourists to the Aussie Sunshine State 3 million people to travel through BNE these holidays Queensland’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund will deliver even more tourists to the Sunshine State with China Airlines of Taiwan to expand its number of services to Brisbane from Taipei and Auckland. Currently the airline flies from Taipei to Brisbane and return three times a week. This will grow to 5 weekly services from January 1. Flights between Auckland and Brisbane will also be boosted from 3 per week to 5 from the start of the new year. The expansion has been...
Sydney Airport Traffic Performance October 2022
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Sydney Airport Traffic Performance October 2022 Total passenger traffic in October 2022 was 2,961,000 passengers, down 25.5% on the corresponding period in 2019. Domestic passenger traffic totalled 2,044,000 in October 2022, down 19.6% on the corresponding period in 2019. 916,000 international passengers passed through Sydney Airport in October 2022, down 36.1% on the corresponding period in 2019. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “For the second consecutive month our international passenger recovery is sitting at 64%, relative to the same month in 2019. The lack of seat capacity...
Melbourne Airport passenger performance October 2022
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Melbourne Airport passenger performance October 2022 The number of passengers using Melbourne Airport continues to increase as international airlines add more capacity amid strong demand from travellers. A total of 2,570,990 passengers passed through the airport’s four terminals in October, the highest monthly figure since the start of the pandemic. The figure represents 78% of the 3,305,457 passengers recorded in October 2019, with international travellers at 65% of pre-pandemic levels and domestic travel at 83%. October passenger numbers were bolstered by Melbourne’s major events...
July sees improving passenger experience at Heathrow following cap on departing numbers
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July sees improving passenger experience at Heathrow following cap on departing numbers We have seen the largest rise in passenger numbers of any European airport in the last year. Over 6 million people travelled through Heathrow in July and an estimated 16 million are expected between July and September. The cap on departing passenger numbers has delivered improvements to passenger experience, with fewer last minute flight cancellations, better aircraft punctuality and baggage delivery. Integral to increasing the departing passenger cap is increasing airline ground handler capacity...
Heathrow: Clickbait headlines focussed on “travel chaos”
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Clickbait headlines focussed on “travel chaos” Statement from Heathrow's Chief of Staff and Carbon, Nigel Milton The summer travel season is almost here and despite clickbait headlines focussed on “travel chaos”, I want to set out some facts to reassure you that you’re going to get away on your journey with your bag. First things first, Heathrow is a well-run airport and we have prepared for the summer peak. We started recruiting back in November last year before Omicron hit the UK. We now have as much security capacity as we had in 2019. Our two biggest carriers, BA and Virgin, are...

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Heathrow experiences 40 years of passenger growth in last 4 months
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Heathrow experiences 40 years of passenger growth in last 4 months In a sign of the recovery of UK aviation, nearly 6 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in June, totalling 25 million passengers in the first six months of the year. Unprecedented growth in passenger numbers over the last four months matches what took place over the last 40 years. We started recruiting back in November last year in anticipation of capacity recovering this summer, and by the end of July we will have as many people working in security as we had pre-pandemic. We have also reopened Terminal 4 to...
Sydney Airport passenger traffic forecast and May 2022 performance
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Sydney Airport passenger traffic forecast and May 2022 performance More than two million passengers to take flight during July school holidays • 2.1 million passengers forecast to pass through Sydney Airport during July school holiday period • Forecast includes more than 1.5 million domestic passengers and 560,000 international passengers • In May 2022 total passenger traffic recovered to 69% of pre-COVID levels Sydney Airport is set for a busy July school holiday period, with forecasts showing 2.1 million passengers will be welcomed from Monday 27 June to Sunday 17 July, a period which...
Melbourne Airport May 2022 passenger performance
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Melbourne Airport May 2022 passenger performance Melbourne Airport continued to see growth in international passengers in May, as Aussies become more confident to travel overseas and foreign visitors return Down Under. The airport recorded 367,681 international passengers in May, a 13 per cent increase on the previous month and 43 per cent of May 2019 travellers. In total, 2,112,182 passengers passed through the airport, a 7 per cent decrease on the bumper traveller numbers seen in April due to the Grand Prix and school and Easter holiday period. Total passengers were 73 per cent of...
Jobs bonanza at Sydney Airport ahead of July school holiday peak
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Jobs bonanza at Sydney Airport ahead of July school holiday peak More than 5,000 airport jobs required across 800 organisations Jobs available across security, ground handling, customs and border control, terminal services, and retail Airport will host a jobs fair on Thursday 16 June to help meet the demand for staff There’s a jobs bonanza at Sydney Airport with more than 5,000 vacancies across 800 organisations, with operations continuing to scale up ahead of the July school holiday peak. Retailers, government agencies, and terminal service providers are in the market for an estimated...
Sydney Airport’s response to ACCC airport monitoring report
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Sydney Airport’s response to ACCC airport monitoring report Sydney Airport acknowledges the release today of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) ‘Airport monitoring report 2020-21’ which highlights the severe financial and operational impact on Australian airports from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its analysis the ACCC omits and simplifies important data, specific to Sydney Airport. For example, the report fails to mention: Over $1 billion in lost revenue in 2020-21, following losses of $300 million in revenue between March and June 2020; In 2020-21 Sydney Airport...

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Wominjeka! Melbourne Airport welcomes back United from San Francisco
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Wominjeka! Melbourne Airport welcomes back United from San Francisco One of the world’s largest airlines has returned to Victoria, restoring an important connection between Melbourne and San Francisco. United Airlines flight UA60 touched down at Melbourne Airport this morning, with Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Elders welcoming the Captain and crew to Country, while disembarking passengers were treated to a performance from the Djirri Djirri dance group. United will initially fly a Boeing 787-9 featuring its upgraded Polaris Business Class product between Melbourne and San Francisco three...
Sydney Airport Traffic Performance April 2022
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Sydney Airport Traffic Performance April 2022 Total passenger traffic in April 2022 was 2,482,473 passengers, down 32.6% on the corresponding period in 2019. Domestic passenger traffic totalled 1,938,202 in April 2022, down 15.1% on the corresponding period in 2019. 544,271 international passengers passed through Sydney Airport in April 2022, down 61.1% on the corresponding period in 2019. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “Domestic passenger numbers recovered strongly on the back of the Easter long weekend and NSW school holiday period. “The international recovery continues to...
Growth kickstarted in 2022, but volatility remains
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Growth kickstarted in 2022, but volatility remains Q1 passengers on forecast – Heathrow welcomed 9.7 million passengers in Q1 2022 in line with our forecasts. January and February were much weaker than expected due to Omicron-related travel restrictions, while March demand increased after the unexpectedly quick removal of all UK travel restrictions on 18th March Heathrow will remain lossmaking in 2022 as COVID losses top £4 billion – Despite increased outbound demand, Heathrow is not forecasting a return to profit and dividends in 2022. Although Q1 2022 revenue climbed to £516m and...
Surge in demand following government removal of travel restrictions
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Surge in demand following government removal of travel restrictions Following a very weak January and February, passenger numbers in March were the highest since the start of the pandemic, following the Government’s removal of all travel restrictions, making the UK the first country in the world to do so. This demand is being driven by outbound leisure at weekends and during school holidays, as Brits make the most of the freedom to travel and cash in vouchers from trips cancelled during covid. Inbound leisure and business travel remains weak due to high covid levels in the UK and the...
Frankfurt Airport Marks 50th Anniversary of Terminal 1
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Frankfurt Airport Marks 50th Anniversary of Terminal 1 Inauguration took place on March 14, 1972 – Terminal combined all processes under one roof for the first time, from check-in to boarding – Introduction of intermodal transport On March 14, 1972, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) entered a new era: Terminal 1, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind anywhere in Europe, opened its doors to the public. For the first time, all key passenger-facing processes, from check-in to boarding, were under one roof. The same date saw the launch of intermodal transportation at Frankfurt Airport: the...

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Re-connecting to the world. Qantas to link Melbourne Airport with Delhi
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Re-connecting to the world. Qantas to link Melbourne Airport with Delhi Qantas will launch the first new international route from Melbourne since the onset of Covid-19 when it begins flights to Delhi next month. The new year-round service will take off on December 22 and will initially operate four times a week from Melbourne to Delhi via Adelaide using an Airbus A330, with the return leg flying directly from Delhi to Melbourne. The announcement came as Qantas resumed regular scheduled international flying out of Melbourne for the first time since March 2020. The airline re-started...
Heathrow urges Ministers to announce a Sustainable Aviation Fuel mandate at COP26 to cut aviation emissions
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Heathrow urges Ministers to announce a Sustainable Aviation Fuel mandate at COP26 to cut aviation emissions Passenger numbers remained at just under 40% of pre-pandemic levels in September, whilst EU rivals enjoyed stronger resurgence over summer. North American traffic is only 25% of 2019 levels. Cargo, which is carried in the hold of passenger planes, was close to 8% down by volume on 2019, reflecting the way in which travel restrictions have been damaging UK exports and supply chains. We welcome the easing of testing requirements and red-list reduction, which will make international...
London Heathrow: Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions finally relax
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Long road to recovery starts as travel restrictions finally relax The further easing of travel restrictions throughout July resulted in a 74% upsurge in passengers compared with July 2020. With consumer confidence on the rise, over 1.5 million travellers passed through Heathrow last month, marking the highest monthly passenger numbers since March 2020. The relaxation in rules has provided a much-needed boost to the UK travel industry, and enabled people across Britain to look forward to a more normal summer reuniting with family and friends abroad. North American passenger numbers grew...
Come Fly Again: Travel Industry Joins Forces to Reunite Brits and Celebrate 75 Years of Heathrow
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Come Fly Again: Travel Industry Joins Forces to Reunite Brits and Celebrate 75 Years of Heathrow Heathrow is celebrating the safe reopening of international travel and its 75th anniversary by teaming up with over ten industry partners including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic to make thousands of pounds worth of free flights and experiences available to passengers travelling from the airport. After 75 years and welcoming over 2.5 billion passengers through its doors, Britain’s biggest airport has launched the initiative to help reunite those in the UK with their family and friends...
Heathrow presses world leaders to agree global sustainable fuels mandate at G7
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Heathrow presses world leaders to agree global sustainable fuels mandate at G7 The leaders of the world’s largest economies have been urged to reduce aviation emissions by collectively committing to mandates for the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). In a G7 session hosted in Cornwall on Friday by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye pressed the leaders of the G7 to agree in its summit communique escalating mandates for 10% SAF by 2030, growing to at least 50% by 2050, as well as the kinds of price incentive mechanisms that have been used to...

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Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection
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Heathrow marks landmark 75th Anniversary with nostalgic archive collection New “Heathrow Historians” will share their personal take on the airport’s history in a virtual museum launched today Stories featured give a unique insight into 75 years of operations at the airport including preparations for the Millennium Bug, the anticipation of the first Concorde flight, and the excitement of VIP arrivals – from Royals to astronauts Members of the public are encouraged to submit their memories and stories for the virtual museum by emailing their content to [email protected]
Sydney Airport commits to net zero by 2030
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Sydney Airport commits to net zero by 2030 Commitment includes all Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions Biggest contributor to net zero target is switch to 100% renewable energy Climate strategy includes a focus on facilitating sustainable aviation fuels Sydney Airport has today announced it will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and outlined the practical initiatives and actions that will ensure it meets this commitment. Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert said: “The aviation industry has a critical role to play in combatting climate change, and we are making this commitment with clear...
Sydney Airport’s east-west runway re-opens
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Sydney Airport’s east-west runway re-opens Runway re-opens more than a year after it was closed to accommodate parked aircraft Re-opened to cater for essential maintenance works on main north-south runway, and gradual recovery in domestic air traffic Passenger traffic in March was 68 percent down on pre-COVID levels Sydney Airport’s east-west runway accepted its first flights yesterday, Sunday 9 May 2021, more than a year after it was closed to accommodate the extraordinary demand for aircraft parking due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The east-west runway accommodated almost 50 grounded...
Covid: Breach of ‘Green Zone’ at International Terminal
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Breach of ‘Green Zone’ at International Terminal Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) can confirm there was a breach of the ‘green zone’ in the International Terminal at Brisbane Airport earlier today. The breach is due to human error, and BAC is currently working with all relevant authorities including Queensland Health to investigate the circumstances of the breach. At approximately 9:30am, two transit passengers arrived on a ‘red’ flight from Port Moresby and proceeded through screening to transit as per normal process. Initial review of CCTV indicates that at approximately 9.55am...
Worldwide Airport Expansion...?
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Worldwide Airport Expansion There has been huge hype over the last year regarding airport "expansion" in the UK. Environmentalists claim airport expansion will make it impossible to reduce co2 they claim is causing climate change. Expansion in the UK is relatively small in comparison with that seen in the rest of the world. China is currently building new airports at a rate of 8 each year with a total of 74 new airport reportedly opened by the end of 2020. The building continues and Chengdu Tianfu airport due to open later this year is expected to handle in the region of 40 million...

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Melbourne Airport welcomes nine new services in just over two weeks
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Melbourne Airport welcomes nine new services in just over two weeks Melbourne Airport is forecasting a significant increase in passenger numbers over Easter and the school holidays, with nine new services launching in just two weeks and daily passenger numbers expected to increase to the highest levels since COVID-19 began. The new services will add a combined 800,000 seats per year out of Melbourne Airport, a positive sign for domestic recovery. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said the busy period ahead indicates strong pent-up demand to fly. “As traveller confidence...
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority 2020 annual results
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GTAA reports 2020 annual results TORONTO, CANADA - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”) today reported its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. Passenger activity decreased 73.6 per cent during 2020 as compared to 2019. This decrease is due to global aviation industry challenges, specifically the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our full-year passenger and financial results make clear the impact that COVID-19 has had on Toronto Pearson,” said Deborah Flint, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “While we have pushed toward leading...
Regional Express launches into Melbourne-Sydney market
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Rex launches into Melbourne-Sydney market From today onwards, travellers can fly the popular Melbourne-Sydney route on Regional Express Airlines. The domestic carrier will initially operate three return services and will grow to nine arrivals and nine departures each day by the end of the month – adding approximately 3,000 seats per day to Australia’s busiest flight path. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said Rex’s capital city expansion gives Victorians more choice and flexibility. “We’re delighted to see Rex move into the major city market, it means lower fares for...
BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services
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BAC welcomes new Virgin Australia services Brisbanites will have more opportunities to travel from Brisbane Airport (BNE) following Virgin Australia’s commitment to bolster its domestic network over the Easter holidays. There will be an additional 25 domestic flights each week across five destinations - Cairns, Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine), Launceston, and Hobart. Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, welcomed Virgin Australia’s commitment to tourism recovery and says it was good news not only for Brisbane Airport, but for the...
Passenger numbers at BNE hit a 26-year low in 2020 due to Covid
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Passenger numbers at BNE hit a 26-year low in 2020 due to Covid. Total passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport (BNE) for calendar year 2020 were just over 8 million, a 26-year low and down 66% on 2019. International traveller numbers decreased by nearly 5 million to 1.4 million passengers for the calendar year, resulting in a 78 per cent decrease on 2019. More than one million of these arrived in the first two months of the year. Domestic passenger numbers were 6.7 million, a reduction of 62.5% or close to 11.1 million fewer passengers than 2019. In total, BNE recorded 8.1m passengers...

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