Albury Airport Flying
24 November 2016
AlburyCity has been recognised with another impressive award, this time for the Albury Airport named the 2016 Regional Airport of the Year at the National Airport Industry Awards in Canberra last night.
The award is a result of Albury Airport’s extensive work on passenger research and strategic planning, specifically the development of an Aviation Strategy, Marketing and Brand Strategy, website redevelopment and airline partner relationship building.
AlburyCity Mayor, Kevin Mack says the culmination of these activities has already returned positive results with the establishment of a fourth airline, JETGO, commencing an Albury to Brisbane service in June 2016, and passenger numbers up 8% on 2015 figures. “This is one of the most sought after awards in the aviation industry. It is highly competitive and is only awarded to a Regional Airport that is considered to be outstanding,” Cr Mack said.
“It recognises the Airport’s strong understanding of the key drivers of aviation to the region. It demonstrates that Albury Airport is a positive pathway for the future of the Albury Wodonga region and provides a best practice example for regional airports across Australia wanting to grow their business into the future.”
David Costello (left) Team Leader Albury Airport, AlburyCity received the award from the Australian Airports Association (AAA). The AAA is the voice of 260 airports across the nation, from regional landing strips to major international airports.
The announcement of Airport of the Year follows AlburyCity’s recent AR Bluett Memorial Award win for excellence in local government. Council’s Bluett Award submission included the airport expansion project due to commence in mid 2017.