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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queensland Airports Limited has been named a finalist in this year’s Australian HR Awards, confirming the organisation’s focus on creating relevant and meaningful initiatives for its workforce.
Joining an elite list of some of the nation’s biggest and most well-known companies, QAL is the only airport and one of only a handful of Gold Coast-based companies to be included on the HR Awards finalist list this year.
QAL Chief Financial Officer Amelia Evans said she was delighted about the company being named as a finalist, particularly at such an exciting and important time for the group.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the Hays Australian HR Team of the Year in the under 1000 employees category,” she said.
“Everything we do is about ensuring we do our best to meet our team’s needs through relevant and meaningful initiatives. This will, in turn, benefit the whole business.
“We focus on talent and development programs that enable our employees to step up in line with our strategic priorities, something that is exciting at this point in time when we are embarking on major capital development programs at Gold Coast and Townsville airports.
“Now, more than ever, we need to ensure we have the right team with the right capabilities in place and are meeting their needs through innovative and meaningful initiatives and policies.”
Congratulating the company’s People and Culture team, Ms Evans said the team had met the criteria for the HR Team of the Year (? 1000 Employees) category through the strategic creation and implementation of a wide range of initiatives – constantly creating a better workplace at QAL.
“With a highly engaged workforce comprising a multitude of diversity including four generations, the P&C team are focussed on enhancing the capability of our teams who want and need different things,” she said.
“There is a direct link to factors like employee retention and attraction rates by being an employer of choice.”
Ms Evans said she was particularly pleased considering it was the first time the company had entered the awards.
Some of the key initiatives rolled out and delivered by the P&C team this year include:
The winners of each category in the Australian HR Awards 2019 will be announced at a gala ceremony at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on September 6.