AAA welcomes Australian Govt USD70m commitment to upgrade regional airports

    Australian Airports Association (AAA) CEO Caroline Wilkie welcomed (30-Mar-2019) the Australian Government’s commitment of up to AUD100 (USD70 million) to upgrade regional airports across the country. Ms Wilkie said: “The AAA report into regional airports in 2016 found airports provide essential links for communities but that many operate at a loss and have reduced capacity for essential capital works… This funding will start to address this funding shortfall and assist this essential infrastructure to continue servicing communities into the future”. Works are expected to range from runway and taxiway upgrades to animal fencing and safety equipment.