Media Releases

View the latest media releases from the Australian Airports Association.



2019 Media Release 
11 December AAA welcomes government response to Productivity Commission’s airports report
21 November NT Airports CEO Ian Kew recognised for outstanding contribution to the airport industry
21 November Innovation and excellence on show at National Airport Industry Awards
20 November AAA welcomes Tom Ganley as National Chairman
19 November Airport industry comes together for AAA National Conference
18 November Inaugural Women in Airports Forum takes place today
29 October AAA welcomes government focus on regional aviation
28 October Passengers slugged more and more on Sydney-Melbourne route
24 October Regional Express gambles on security in profit power play
22 October AAA welcomes Productivity Commission’s final report
14 October Australian and NZ airport communities join forces to show their commitment to safety
11 October Regional airport funding one step closer
2 October AAA to farewell Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie
18 September Airline campaign to put profit before passengers at National Press Club event
16 September New data finds airfares soar as airlines squeeze capacity
16 September Stop the regional airfares rip off
10 September AAA welcomes release of new Manual of Standards for aerodromes
20 August Qantas regional airport call ignores realities of high airfares
13 August Airport investment, effective land use planning essential for sustainable growth
1 July Australian airports invited to showcase their achievements in the National Airport Industry Awards 2019
19 June AAA welcomes regional airfares inquiry recommendations
4 June New mentoring program to support the next generation of airport professionals
29 May AAA welcomes Deputy Prime Minister’s return to infrastructure and transport portfolio
15 May New tourism funding would drive economic growth, new air services to Australia
14 May Australian airports share insights and discuss future challenges at forum in Melbourne
23 April Funding pledge ensures sustainable future for regional airports
30 March New funding to help keep regional airports open
28 March AAA highlights how current regulatory approach is delivering positive outcomes for community and industry
12 March NSW Division Meeting takes place in Tamworth this week
8 March AAA welcomes Federal Government’s Women in Aviation Initiative
8 March Women in Airports Network launched today
6 March AAA welcomes NAIF loan for Townsville Airport redevelopment
4 March New regulations welcome step for aviation industry
1 March Pre budget submission continues AAA put for sustainable regional funding
25 February ACCC report confirms airport investment is driving growth, delivering better facilities for passengers
14 February Infrastructure Priority List confirms importance of continued airport investment
6 February AAA welcomes Productivity Commission draft report on the economic regulation of airports
14 January Sustainable funding for regional security upgrades essential


2018 Media Release
18 December Airports set for busy month as peak travel season gets underway
7 December Border force resources must meet passenger demand at Australian airports
28 November AAA welcomes government endorsement for drone registration scheme
16 November Young airport professional network to support careers in aviation
15 November Julieanne Alroe recognised for outstanding contribution to the airport industry
15 November Airport Industry Awards showcase innovation and excellence at Australian airports
14 November AAA renews funding call to Protect Regional Airports
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