On the Gold Coast, almost $300 million has been invested since the airport was privatised 20 years ago and the list of major projects include:
More than 500,000 aircraft and 80 million passengers have taken off from and landed at Gold Coast Airport since it was privatised. Servicing only three destinations in 1998, the airport now facilitates more than 420 flights per week to 21 destinations across Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Up to $100 million has been invested in Townsville Airport since it was privatised 20 years ago. At that time just two airlines operated from Townsville Airport and the airport welcomed 630,000 passengers per year, or less than 40 per cent of today’s number.
The list of projects completed in the past two decades include: