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Australia DESTINATIONS


“We are still focused on growing our family of airlines here, and the market is growing off the back of population growth because this is a very attractive tourism and business destination.” In June, Thai AirAsia X will launch Brisbane to Bangkok and de Graaff says that attracting the first overseas long-haul low- cost carrier flying into Brisbane is proof the airport has its costs under control. “Traditionally, the low-cost carriers


prefer to go into the secondary airports, but this is proof we are very competitive in terms of our pricing. At the same time, we are able to offer quick turnaround and an efficient process and bring them to a very attractive market in terms of inbound and outbound travel.”


Room to grow Melbourne’s rapidly growing population and a boom in tourism saw the airport exceed 10 million international passengers and grow by 9% in 2018. The airport is facing congestion and lack of slots in peak times, but chief of aviation Simon Gandy says there is plenty of room for new services. “We are busy in our peak periods, but in the shoulder periods there is room for new


services, and in off-peak times there’s plenty of capacity,” he says. “The beauty of Melbourne is it’s open 24/7.” In the past four years, the


airport has attracted six new international airlines who added a combined 1.2 million seats in 2018. “Having no curfew is hugely important


to airlines because they can leave Melbourne at any time to suit whatever time they are flying into a hub in Asia, Europe or elsewhere,” Gandy says. Melbourne is finalising its development plan, which includes a third runway that will take about three years and more than A$1 billion to construct. Forecast to open in 2023, the extra runway will add about 115,000 aircraft movements annually, a 50% capacity increase on the 239,000 movements in 2018. With international passenger numbers


forecast to reach 22 million in 2038, the airport also has plans for significant expansion of the international terminal. Gandy adds: “This expansion is being planned around enhancing the customer experience. 


routesonline.com ROUTES NEWS 2019 ISSUE 2 77


Simon Gandy


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