Passenger numbers are falling dramatically at Queensland Airports Limited’s main ports this month following further Federal Government travel restrictions, reductions to airline services and general changes to travel behaviour.
QAL CEO Chris Mills said the impacts of COVID-19 started to be felt in February by the airport group, which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports, but the decline has accelerated significantly in March.
Queensland Airports Limited, the owner and operator of Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports, has extended its agreement with independent airline Regional Express (Rex) to help keep airfare costs lower for regional Queenslanders.
The accomplished airport operator agreed to continue its support of the Rex community fare scheme following completion of its six-month trial at the end of January.
Freshworks Inc, the global business software provider, today announced it has continued its expansion across Australia by signing Queensland Airports Limited as a customer.
Queensland Airports Limited, which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports, is using Freshservice, Freshwork’s cloud-based ITSM software, to manage its catalogue of Service Level Agreements and IT assets – including security cameras and Wi-Fi connection points across its airports.
Queensland Airports Limited had a strong start to the year, recording positive growth at all four of its ports during January 2020.
A total of 790,034 passengers passed through QAL’s four ports during January 2020, representing 1.5 per cent growth on the previous corresponding period.
Griffith University and Queensland Airports Limited have pledged to continue their partnership for a further three years after renewing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans, said the MOU extension would provide valuable opportunities for Griffith students and QAL, which would benefit Gold Coast business and industry more widely.
Queensland Airports Limited ended 2019 on a high note, with a calendar year passenger number record, boosted by a positive finish to the year on the Gold Coast and a strong result for the 12 months at Mount Isa.
A total of 8,402,594 passengers passed through QAL’s four ports during 2019, which was a slight increase on the year before when 8,399,352 passengers were recorded.
Passenger numbers remained in positive territory for Queensland Airports Limited in November, with a 0.8 per cent increase for the group or 685,200 people travelling through its four airports in the month.
QAL CEO Chris Mills said passenger numbers had improved in the second half of the calendar year and hoped the trend would continue for the group, which owns and operates the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports.
Passenger numbers at Queensland Airports Limited’s four ports rose 3.7 per cent last month, delivering the strongest October figures and the third strongest month ever for the group.
More than 769,650 passengers passed through QAL’s four airports in October 2019, representing a 3.7 per cent rise on the previous corresponding period.
Passenger numbers at Queensland Airports Limited’s four ports rose 3.2 per cent in September as holidaymakers made the most of the spring break.
More than 718,250 passengers passed through QAL’s four airports in September this year, representing a 3.2 per cent rise on the previous corresponding period.
The owner and operator of Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports is supporting a move to make air travel more affordable for regional Queenslanders – offering a reduction in airport charges for passengers flying on a Regional Express (Rex) community fare.