Media releases

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

QAL appoints airline executive to management team

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has appointed airline industry executive Adam Rowe as General Manager, Business Development and Marketing to oversee the group’s marketing efforts across its four airports.

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QAL Group airports record strongest April on record

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has recorded its strongest April ever for passenger numbers, boosted by the timing of Easter and school holidays and supported by an uplift in international passengers on the Gold Coast and in Townsville.

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Record passenger movements across QAL airports in 2016

A record number of passengers moved through Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) four ports in the 2016 calendar year, with in excess of 8.2 million passenger movements across Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports.

The result represents growth of 5.3 per cent compared to the 2015 calendar year.



Jumpstart Entrepreneur Workshop success

Sponsors and participants have declared the inaugural Jumpstart Entrepreneur Workshop held at Griffith University Gold Coast campus this week a resounding success.

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QAL Appoints New Executive Team Member

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Bruhn as its new Executive General Manager Property and Infrastructure.


QAL Record FY2016 Milestone

A record number of passengers passed through Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) airports in the 2016 financial year, with more than 8 million passengers across its four airports.


Queensland Airports Limited welcome new Chief Financial Officer

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), is delighted to announce the appointment of Amelia Evans to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).


Gold Coast Airport announce new Chief Operating Officer

Gold Coast Airport parent company, Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), has appointed Marion Charlton to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Gold Coast airport.


Queensland Airports Limited Appoints New CEO

The Board of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has announced the appointment of Chris Mills as Chief Executive Officer, effective from 16 October 2015, following an extensive candidate search.


Queensland Airports Limited welcomes new routes with JETGO Jet Airline Services

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) welcomes regional airline JETGO Australia’s announcement this week that new jet airline services between Townsville, Gold Coast and Rockhampton are to commence 28 September 2015.


Queensland Airports Proudly Presents Queensland Tourism Awards

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is proud to support the state’s tourism industry as the official presenting partner for the 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards for the eighth year in a row.

The 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards coordinated by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) this year celebrates 30 years of excellence in the Queensland tourism industry.


Ready,Set, MO!

The race is on this month amongst Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) and Gold Coast Airport (GCAPL) staff to raise awareness and funds for men’s health foundation, Movember.

The 27 mo-strong team, better known as the ‘High Flyers’, is spearheaded by Team Captain Chris Mills, otherwise known as QAL’s Chief Financial Officer.


Aviation leader to become Griffith Adjunct Professor

The Managing Director of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), Mr Dennis Chant, is to be made an Adjunct Professor in Griffith University’s Aviation group.

Mr Chant has more than 40 years experience in the aviation, maritime and tourism industries.