Media releases

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.

Full media release: Eduroam_media release_QAL

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.

Full media release: 23Aug2017QALPaxWeb


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.