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May 15, 2019
STRONG LOAD FACTORS CONTINUE DESPITE DIP IN PASSENGER NUMBERS

More than 651,200 passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in March 2019.

This represents a 7.6 per cent downturn for the group, with fewer passengers at Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports reflective of a declining trend in passenger numbers across Australia and ongoing capacity constraints by the airlines.

April 15, 2019
QUEENSLAND AIRPORTS LIMITED, A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has officially been recognised as a great place to work – with outstanding results confirming the organisation’s positive culture and progressive leadership approach.

QAL – which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports – has achieved accreditation from the aptly named Great Place to Work Australia (GPTW), a global research consultancy. The accreditation, gained in February 2019, followed an extensive organisational audit and employee survey.

QAL Chief Financial Officer Amelia Evans said she was thrilled the company had achieved the result in the first year of GPTW participation.

April 4, 2019
DIP IN PASSENGER NUMBERS REFLECTIVE OF NATIONAL TREND

More than 579,000 passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in February 2019.

This represents a 4.7 per cent downturn for the group, with fewer passengers at Gold Coast, Townsville and Longreach airports reflective of a downward trend in passenger numbers across Australia and ongoing capacity constraints by the airlines. However, QAL’s fourth port, Mount Isa Airport, bucked the trend to deliver another strong month of growth during February.

February 26, 2019
QAL AIRPORTS KEEP BUSY IN STRONG START TO NEW YEAR

More than 778,000 passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in January 2019 – making it the second busiest month ever for the group.

The January results are second only to those recorded in January 2018, when 794,433 passengers were processed through QAL’s four airports, which include Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach.

January 24, 2019
MORE THAN 8.4 MILLION PASSENGERS TAKE TO SKIES FROM QAL AIRPORTS

More than 8.4 million people passed through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports in 2018 – holding steady on the prior year.

This is despite reduced airline capacity, which has impacted the group’s two largest airports.

It comes after the airports – on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach – recorded a collective decline of 4.7 per cent in passenger numbers in December.

December 24, 2018
REDUCED AIRLINE CAPACITY CONTINUES TO IMPACT NUMBERS

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) welcomed a total of 679,952 passengers through its four ports in November, with reduced capacity in the larger ports.

The result represents a collective decline of 2.7 per cent in passenger numbers for the group, which includes the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports.

December 21, 2018
QUEENSLAND AIRPORTS LIMITED CHAIRMAN TO STEP DOWN AFTER FIVE SUCCESSFUL YEARS

QAL Chairman Annabelle Chaplain will step down at the end of February after five years leading the board during a period of record growth and development planning for the company.

Ms Chaplain has been QAL independent Chairman since January 2014.

Last year was a record year for QAL when 8.5 million passengers travelled through its four airports – Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach.

November 30, 2018
STRONG REGIONAL GROWTH OFFSETS MIXED RESULTS

Queensland Airports Limited welcomed almost 742,300 passengers through its four ports in October, with steady growth in the regions helping to offset reduced capacity along the eastern seaboard.

The result represents a collective decline of 2.7 per cent for the group, which includes the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports.

November 16, 2018
WARM WELCOME TO THE TOURISM INDUSTRY’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS

Queensland Airports Limited is welcoming Queensland’s top tourism awards back to the Gold Coast, the home of tourism in the state.

Queensland Airports Limited, which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Longreach and Mount Isa airports, is the presenting partner of the glittering Queensland Tourism Awards ceremony tonight.

Queensland Airports Limited Chief Executive Officer Chris Mills said it was great to see the Queensland Tourism Awards return to the Gold Coast – some nine years since the event was last held here.

November 12, 2018
STRONG LOADS OFFSET REDUCED CAPACITY

Queensland Airports Limited welcomed almost 700,000 passengers through its four ports in September.

The result represents a collective decline of 3.4 per cent for the group, which includes the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports.