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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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Growth across the board for QAL in August

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has recorded three per cent growth in passengers in August, with more than 700,000 people moving through its airports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach. Townsville Airport saw stellar growth of 10.4 per cent on the same month in the prior year, with more than 14,000 additional passengers passing through the terminal in the airport’s busiest August on record.

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QAL and Eduroam deal helps students learn on the move

Gold Coast and Townsville university students and staff can now connect to their campus networks from their local airports following an agreement between Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) and AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network), the Australian operator of the Eduroam global wireless network access service for the research and education sector.

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QAL’s July results provide strong base for FY18

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has started the new financial year strongly, with growth in passenger numbers across its four airports.

QAL’s ports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach achieved total growth of 2.3 per cent in July 2017, compared to the same month in the prior year.

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QAL breaks passenger record in FY17

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has set a new record after welcoming more than 8.2 million passengers across its four airports in the 2017 financial year.

The result represents 2.4 per cent growth on FY16, when just over 8 million passengers moved through QAL’s airports on the Gold Coast and in Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach.

It has been a mixed year for the airports, with the Gold Coast location being the only airport to show growth. However, some positive signs are starting to emerge in the other regions for the coming year.

Media release: 21July17_QALFY17pax_web