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How can city metro airports be saved from big box retailers?

An heroic effort is being made today by the Australian Airports Association to give the small or metro airports in the major cities a future.

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Why Wellcamp Airport is REALLY important

The opening of Wellcamp airport, way ,way ,way to the west of Brisbane today, ought to strike fear into the heart of those who push grossly inflated prices for new transport infrastructure projects in Australia. Or alternatively, deep envy at a political and public level. 

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Should Sydney’s 2nd Airport celebrate Lawrence Hargrave?

Should Sydney’s second major airport be named after one of the great unsung heroes of Australian, indeed, world aviation, the modest but far sighted box kite and curved airfoil innovator, Lawrence Hargrave?

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Boeing, market forecasts, and … crowded Sydney Airport

There is a special form of agony involved in sitting arm-in-sling through an excellent Boeing market forecast in which no-one actually discussed whether or not the projected growth would ever fit into Sydney Airport.

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Bradfield, a fitting if ironic name for Sydney’s 2nd Airport

Naming Sydney’s 2nd airport for a man with such astonishing connections with turbulent politics in NSW is an act of generous genius by PM Abbott

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Polar poker: China plays its ace in Australian Antarctica

China’s announcement that it will build an airstrip a comparatively short distance from Australia’s Davis station will make it the dominant air power in this country’s large territorial claim in Antarctica by the end of this decade.

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Boeing puts case for massive growth with same sized jets

Boeing and Airbus market forecasts are often framed in the rhetoric of Lions v Christians in the Coliseum. But they always generate sobering statistics that need careful consideration.

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Dubai 2034: Landing four A380s or 777-Xs simultaneously

Imagine you are approaching Dubai on a stretch new engine tech A380 ten to twenty years from now. You can see three other jets flying in formation with yours, all individually headed to their own landing slot on four parallel 4500 metre runways.

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Sydney curfew review could open way to ‘bigger’ as well as ‘quieter’

The headline to this story might be disputed, but consider the details. The coalition government is reviewing the small business jets allowed to fly during the bigger scheduled jet curfews at Adelaide and Sydney airports.

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Qantaslink to fly Sydney-Wellcamp 11 times weekly from 17 November

Qantaslink has scored a major coup by becoming the launch mainline carrier for the Wellcamp airport near Toowoomba from 17 November.

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Dallas does a light rail link to DFW for a mere $US 2.50

The light rail link that opened between Dallas Fort Worth airport and downtown Dallas overnight mightn’t be all that useful to Qantas passengers flying to DFW to do business in the sprawling Texas city but check out the fare, just $US 2.50! It’s a stunning reminder that the funding and pricing of private public partnership [...]

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Huh! Truss says 2nd Sydney Airport won’t grow all that much

Incredulity Anyone familiar with the history of trade negotiations and air traffic treaties in Australia would wonder why someone who would know those processes as well as the National Party leader and deputy PM Warren Truss said what he was reported as saying about Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek yesterday.

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Clock to start soon on 2nd Sydney Airport monopoly rort talks

Will Sydney Airport exercise its right to screw the city by controlling its second airport? The clock on a screw-non screw decision starts ticking in the official consultative process on 30 September

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Tigerair forces Sydney Airport to reverse its terminal decline

Sydney Airport has blinked after Tigerair sought relief from its inaction over improved access to the T2 domestic terminal shared with its major stakeholder Virgin Australia and low cost carrier competitor Jetstar.

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Venezuela Airport charges a ‘breathing tax’

A purified air tax at a South American airport! Calling Sydney Airport, All is forgiven.

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Tigerair attacks Sydney Airport’s T2 terminal condition

What happens when a monopoly service provider marginalises a new competitor’s access to an airport? Sydney Airport and Tigerair are about to find out

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Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have been emphasised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims at a conference today Monday.

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Qantas quits Gove, Jetstar flags quitting Avalon

The airlines are playing the role of being the canary in the mineshaft again when it comes to warnings that the Australian economy is losing momentum.

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