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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.

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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.

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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.

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August record for QAL Group

Queensland Airports Limited has set a new August record for passenger movements across its four ports – the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach – with 709,006 people welcomed and farewelled in the month.

While the group recorded collective growth of 1.3 per cent, its regional airports reported the strongest increases, with 7.9 and 7.6 per cent growth in Mount Isa and Longreach respectively. Gold Coast Airport also recorded its busiest August ever.

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QAL Group passenger growth steadies in July

Passenger growth across Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four airports has steadied following a strong 2018 financial year, with 757,245 passengers or 0.8 per cent fewer people welcomed and farewelled in July.

Townsville and Mount Isa airports grew two per cent and 7.8 per cent respectively in July, while Gold Coast Airport’s numbers softened 1.8 per cent. There was a slight drop of 52 people flying in and out of Longreach in the month.

The July result follows a 2.7 per cent increase in passengers across the group in the 2018 financial year – which was a record for QAL.

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Passenger numbers continue to climb in FY18

A 2.7 per cent increase in passenger numbers has been collectively recorded at Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports in the 2018 financial year, with about 8.5 million passengers welcomed by the four ports.

The result comes after the Queensland Airports Limited ports grew by 2.4 per cent the year before. When it came to percentages, Mount Isa was the top performer in the group, recording a 7.5 per cent uplift to 195,799, followed by Townsville, which increased 5.9 per cent to 1,670,143.

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Growth continues in the north and west

An increase in passenger numbers was recorded by most of the Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) airports in May – with growth in Longreach, Townsville and Mount Isa.

Longreach was the outstanding performer of the QAL group, with a 9.2 per cent increase in passenger numbers, while increases of more than five per cent were recorded in both Townsville and Mount Isa.

A net change in total passengers of 0.7 per cent across QAL owned and operated airports was recorded due to a 2.8 per cent drop at Gold Coast Airport.

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QAL continues record breaking streak

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has continued its record-breaking streak, facilitating its busiest April ever, an increase of 1.6 per cent on the year prior.

QAL airports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach collectively facilitated 722,168 passengers in April, representing an additional 11,207 passengers across the four ports.

The performance of Mount Isa and Longreach airports stood out, with passenger increases of 14.5 per cent and 36.3 per cent respectively, on the previous year.

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QAL chalks up new March records

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) continues to experience record passenger growth across its four airports – with seven per cent growth for the group delivering its strongest March on record.

Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports all recorded growth, with the Gold Coast buoyed by athlete and spectator arrivals for the Commonwealth Games coinciding with Queensland and New South Wales school holidays.

Townsville Airport was the hero of the group, with 14.6 per cent growth delivering its biggest percentage jump in the past eight years and making it one of Australia’s fastest growing airports.

 

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QAL takes off with busiest month ever

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has recorded its busiest month ever thanks to growth at each of its four airports in January.

QAL group airports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach collectively facilitated 794,433 passengers in January, outstripping the previous record of 768,719 which was only set in December last year.

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QAL appoints General Manager Corporate Relations

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Ardern to the role of General Manager Corporate Relations.
Ms Ardern joins QAL – which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports – after almost three years with leading Queensland-based communication company Rowland and 15 years as a journalist, chief of staff and editor with the News Corp and APN media groups.

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QAL breaks two company records in 2017

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has continued its growth trajectory, with December 2017 marking the busiest month in the airport operator’s history. Passenger numbers increased at each of the QAL airports compared to the previous year, with the group collectively welcoming 768,719 passengers in December – an increase of 4.2 per cent.

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QAL group records busiest November in history

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has recorded its busiest November ever, collectively growing 4.8 per cent on November 2016. Together, almost 700,000 passengers passed through the four ports, with Gold Coast, Townsville, and Mount Isa airports all recording growth on the year prior.

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Growth for all QAL airports in October

 

The Queensland Airports group reported its busiest October in history with outstanding results recorded at each airport. QAL group airports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach all recorded an increase in the month, collectively growing 3.6 per cent on October 2016 to deliver more than 763,000 passengers.

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