Bundaberg Regional Council recently hosted the Australian Airport Association for the first time after being selected as the location for the Queensland State Division Meeting.
The meetings provide industry representatives with an opportunity to network and receive updates from industry regulators.
At the meeting, all AAA members had the opportunity to discuss the latest technical and operational impacts for the industry.
A number of participants travelled to the region for the meeting including representatives from AAA and the Queensland Airports Association and airport representatives from surrounding areas.
Industry representatives from throughout the country joined the meeting online.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said Bundaberg Regional Council was pleased to host the meeting and took the opportunity to showcase the Bundaberg Airport and region as a whole.
“Bundaberg Airport is going from strength to strength,” he said.
“Qantas continues to provide direct flights from Brisbane to Bundaberg while the introduction of Link Airways in November has kept ticket pricing competitive.
“Bonza is also planning to take off with Melbourne to Bundaberg flights from May, giving locals and visitors alike more opportunities to travel.”
Mayor Dempsey said while the industry was still recovering after Covid, Bundaberg Airport passenger numbers were continuing to climb.
“It is no surprise that the aviation and travel industry has suffered a major blow due to the impacts of Covid, but Bundaberg Airport is showing steady growth,” he said.
“We are experiencing more than 100,000 passengers per year and with three airlines operating out of our local airport, those passenger numbers are only expected to climb further.”
Mayor Dempsey thanked AAA members for attending the Bundaberg meeting and said it was a great opportunity to network, find out more about the latest industry technologies and welcome new visitors to the region.
About the Australian Airport Association
The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has been connecting Australian airports for more than 40 years.
The AAA facilitates co-operation among airport members and their many and varied partners in Australian aviation, whilst contributing to an air transport system that is safe, secure, competitive and environmentally sustainable for the benefit of all Australians and visitors.
Find out more here.