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Gladstone terminal opens for more competition & Strategic’s first flight

Gladstone airport today opened its new $7m terminal that features expanded arrival and departure areas, security screening, and new facilities for passengers–and it could not come soon enough.Passenger numbers have doubled at Gladstone in the last seven years, according to Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Anthony Albanese MP. Passenger numbers will further grow […]

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Meet Sydney’s gate 40, future boarding point for Virgin A330 flights

While Virgin Blue is preparing for the A330-200 to join its fleet–the first aircraft arrived in Melbourne last Saturday–with announcements about the new business class seat (or “chair” as it was labeled in a press kit), preparations are also underway at Sydney airport’s terminal two, where the aircraft will operate from on runs to Perth.The […]

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Avalon to launch rail-bus link to airport

Fox and Rix at Tuesday’s Avalon airport event. Photo: Will Horton In a bid to become a more formidable opponent to rival Melbourne Tullamarine airport, Avalon airport plans to introduce a connecting rail-bus service to the airport.Under the plan, CBD passengers will be able to take the V Line regional train to Lara station and […]

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Man Pounces on Tiger Terminal

Had Tiger chosen to write a press release regarding the overnight incident of a man breaking into its Gold Coast terminal and proceeding to break windows and upend furniture, one suspects they would have given in to their tendency to use the pun “pounce”.Alas, there was no press release, so I’ll make the Tiger-rific quip […]

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A Week of Resurrected Airline Rumours

Perhaps fitting since Sunday was Easter, this week saw two resurrected airline rumours.TIGER TO AVALON?First was that Tiger Airways would start flights out of Melbourne’s Avalon airport, which the carrier refused to confirm or deny. Presently only Jetstar serves Avalon, 55 km from Melbourne’s CBD, where transport options from the CBD are to drive or […]

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Winners and Losers in the Jetstar, Tiger and Hobart Airport Fee Battle

Will Horton South and detached (physically, although some might argue in other ways too) from mainland Australia, Tasmania is frequently forgotten. Ditto for the island state’s Hobart Airport, which sees approximately 22 passenger flights a day, primarily on narrow-bodies. But now the airport is in a fight with LCCs over fees. The airport announced last […]

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