Media Releases

View the latest media releases from the Australian Airports Association.


2018 Media Release
13 November Regional airport funding proposal welcome news for Victorians
13 November AAA National Conference kicks off in Brisbane
17 October Airports employees walk the runways of Australia and New Zealand for annual event
15 October Australian and NZ airports join forces to ‘Walk in My Shoes’ for Airport Safety Week
17 September Australian airports encourage others to ‘Walk in My Shoes’
16 September ‘Super train’ proposal to provide faster, easier, journey for Melbourne Airport passengers
11 September Airport investment supporting more choice and cheaper airfares for passengers
6 September Hot topics in aviation discussed at Victorian division meeting
6 September Expansion project to deliver tourism and trade opportunities to the Territory
3 September AAA launches seven scholarships for the AAA National Conference
17 August AAA welcomes appointment of Tony Mathews
18 July International services to Newcastle a win for regional tourism
4 July Rex tactics disappoint as King Island Airport stands up for community
2 July Regional airports crucial to Northern Australia tourism growth
22 June Airports welcome commencement of Productivity Commission review
19 June New supplement provides best practice pavements guide for regional airports
14 June Adelaide Airport terminal expansion to benefit travellers and the SA economy
4 June Proposed codeshare arrangement poses risks
1 June Success of Australia’s airport regulatory framework is a global role model
25 May Domestic passengers paying more as airline duopoly restrics airline seats
24 May Airline claims ignore benefits Australian airport industry has delivered to passengers
22 May AAA welcomes delegates to Brisbane for big week of events
15 May AAA launches Emergency Management Essentials online course
9 May Rex puts profits before communities in attack on regional airport funding
9 May Regional funding boost welcomed, but more needed to ensure regions aren’t left behind
8 May Security requirements important step, funding for regions essential
3 May Mayoral conference highlights vital role of airports across Australia
26 April ACCC report confirms airport investment is creating better facilities and services for passengers, but ACCC Chairman misleads on aviation charges
23 April AAA congratulates Brisbane Airport on terminal expansion
16 April AAA supports adoption of SBAS technology following industry showcase
11 April AAA welcomes WA Government funding for regional airports
03 April AAA welcomes Commonwealth Games athletes and fans ahead of the opening ceremony
14 March AAA launches airfield lighting essentials course in industry first
13 March Investment drives 53 per cent growth in economic contribution of Australia’s airports
26 February AAA welcomes OneSKY deal, calls for swift implementation
26 February AAA welcomes new Deputy Prime Minister to key infrastructure and transport portfolio
20 February Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has joined the AAA to campaign to Protect Regional Airports
14 February Australian Airports Record Another Year of Strong Passenger Growth
2017 Media Release
19 December East Gippsland Shire Council’s clean sweep in Airport Safety Week competition
19 December AAA welcomes appointment of new Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
15 December Australian Airports Get Set for Busy Holiday Period
4 December Response to Grattan Institute Report
30 November AAA Welcomes Report on WA Regional Airfares
17 November Innovation and Excellence Recognised at AAA National Airport Industry Awards
17 November AAA welcomes New Board members
16 November Kerrie Mather Honoured for Outstanding Contribution
14 November AAA National Conference Gets Underway
14 November New Online Education Courses Deliver Airport Industry First
23 October AAA supports strengthened airport security measures
18 October The Hon Darren Chester MP and the Hon Anthony Albanese MP Attend Inaugural Airport Safety Week Breakfast
18 October Campaign to Improve Safety and Access for 15 Million Rural and Regional Passengers
16 October Australian Airports Association Providing a Safe Environment for all Airport Users
20 September The AAA Launches New Aviation Website – The Airport Professional
12 August Statement By Caroline Wilkie CEO AAA
27 July The AAA welcomes the Government’s investment in border clearance technology
25 July AAA Launches New Online Education for Airside Safety Workers
12 July Australian Airports Association Hosts Emergency Management Forum in Canberra
23 June AAA invited to be part of new CASA Aviation Safety Advisory Panel
9 May Budget Neglects Regional Airport Funding Requirements
9 May Funding for Western Sydney Airport
2 May Airport Practice Note on Airfield Pavement Essentials
2 May Sydney Airport decision on Western Sydney Airport
21 April Small regional aerodromes facing funding crisis
9 March AAA A4ANZ Announcement Media Release
7 March Australian Airports Association on the ACCC’s Airport Monitoring Report 2015-16
28 February The Australian Airports Association (AAA) Launches New Online Education Wildlife Hazard Management Essential Online Training
17 February Airport infrastructure supporting growth in aviation passengers and freight
10 February AAA calls for Budget focus on regional airport needs
31 January AAA Education Online Training Launched