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February 21, 2020
QAL RENEWS MOU WITH GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

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.

January 28, 2020
QUEENSLAND AIRPORTS ENDS YEAR ON HIGH AFTER BUMPER DECEMBER

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.

December 19, 2019
PASSENGER NUMBERS INCREASE AGAIN FOR QUEENSLAND AIRPORTS

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.

November 17, 2019
PASSENGER NUMBERS SOAR IN OCTOBER

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.

October 23, 2019
HOLIDAY SEASON PROVIDES BOOST TO PASSENGER NUMBERS

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.

October 16, 2019
BACKING LOCAL CALL FOR AFFORDABLE AIRFARES

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.

September 25, 2019
STRONG PASSENGER NUMBERS MAKE FOR RECORD JULY

A total of 763,845 passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports during July 2019, representing the strongest July ever for the group and the fourth strongest month on record.

Passenger numbers for the company’s largest port, Gold Coast Airport, rose 1.7 per cent during the month, as visitors made the most of the winter holidays.

August 13, 2019
POSITIVE SIGNS FOR PASSENGER NUMBERS

More than 8.3 million passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in the 12 months to July.

While down overall on the previous financial year, Queensland Airports reported growth in passenger numbers across all four airports in May and June 2019, a positive indicator for the year ahead.

July 17, 2019
SUSTAINABILITY-LINKED LOANS FIRST OF KIND FOR AUSTRALIAN AIRPORT

Accomplished airport operator Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has secured financing for the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment, with $100 million of the funds in the form of sustainability-linked loans.
The loans from Commonwealth Bank and Westpac – based on carbon accreditation through the Airports Council International program and a reduction in carbon emissions – are the first of their kind to be taken out by an Australian airport.


QAL CFO Amelia Evans said the business was committed to strengthening its performance in the area of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) – and obtaining sustainability-linked loans were another step towards that.

July 2, 2019
PASSENGER NUMBERS ON THE RISE

A total of 632,689 passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in May 2019.

This represents a 0.8 per cent rise in numbers for the group, with all four ports recording growth for the first time this year.