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LOCAL NEWS FILE
Nov 16, 2011: Gladstone Airport claims Regional Airport of the Year Award (read more)
Gladstone Airport introduced compulsory screening of passengers and baggage on April 18, 2011. Passengers are now required to submit all hand luggage and carry-on items for X-ray screening.
Some of the more common items that are prohibited from any hand luggage include knives, scissors, tools, pen knives, any sharp objects and non-personal aerosol cans - BUT - there are others so please visit http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/or your preferred airline for more information.
Passengers are required to pass through a walk-through metal detector. People with medical implants that may trigger an alarm should advise screening staff on entry to the secure area. Some passengers may also be asked to participate in an Explosive Trace Detector test. All checked bags are subject to X-ray prior to being loaded on to the aircraft.
If you have any queries, please ask Screening Staff for assistance or phone the Airport on 4977 8800.
Gladstone Airport Public Benefit Assessment of Reform Options - Draft (839.20KB PDF) Comments on draft due by 16 August 2011
Gladstone Airport Public Benefit Assessment - Stakeholder Information Paper (223.6KB PDF) Submissions closed 23 May 2011
Runway Commissioning Celebrated (52KB PDF) Issued: 17 August 2010
Runway Milestones (58KB PDF) Issued: 17 August 2010
Runway Fact Sheet (80KB PDF) Issued: 17 August 2010
Airport Update No 19 Issued: 29 January 2011
Gladstone Airport Car Park Fees & Charges:
The official opening date of the Gladstone Airport runway and terminal was prolonged by extreme wet weather conditions in December and January causing delays to terminal extension work.
The project was affected by workers isolated in flooded areas and transport delays for construction supplies for the terminal.
Callemondah Drive overpass
The Callemondah Drive overpass opened to traffic on October 16, 2010. Installation of street lighting on the overpass access road was the final step in the upgrade as part of the $65 million Gladstone Airport Runway Reconstruction Project. Now complete, the overpass diverts traffic from Callemondah Industrial Estate to the Dawson Highway roundabout at Police Creek.
Airport terminal extension and upgrade
Council is progressing the $5.5 million airport terminal extension works with the redeveloped terminal building representing a modern, regional airport. Works include the installation of security screening facilities and improved baggage areas, upgrading and facility expansion, including car park, to accommodate increased passenger numbers safely and efficiently. Extensions are due for completion by late March.
Work in 2010 involved major culvert work, back-filling over the culvert and the placement of final pavement layers of gravel. Refer to the Airport Runway Reconstruction Project Update #19 attachment for the latest project news as of January 29, 2011.
Gladstone is a rapidly growing industrial city on the Central Queensland coast. The airport caters primarily for business and leisure travellers and freight activities associated with the region’s developed and emerging industrial complexes. Regular public transport (RPT) services are currently provided by QantasLink utilising primarily Dash 8 Series Q400 aircraft. QantasLink provide approx. 50 flights per week between Gladstone and Brisbane, as well as a daily service along the coast connecting to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.
Virgin Australia will begin RPT services from 17 October 2011 utilising primarily the ATR72 aircraft.
Virgin Australia will provide 10 flights per week Monday to Friday, and one flight Sundays between Gladstone and Brisbane.
The Airport is located approximately 5km from the city centre and is well catered for by taxi services.
A General Aviation parking apron is available with lighting and aircraft tie down facilities.
Avgas 100LL and Jet A1 are available. Sales are available through the Shell Carnet card and credit card.
Airport Services Administration Office (flight information is not available from the Administration Office)
Aerodrome Road, Gladstone
PO Box 29, Gladstone Qld 4680
Phone 07 4977 8800
Fax 07 49781314
Flight Information and Scheduling
Qantaslink - Phone 13 13 13 Web www.qantas.com.au
Virgin Australia - Phone 13 67 89 www.virginaustralia.com
Rental Car Companies
Avis – Phone 07 4978 2633,
Budget – Phone 07 4972 8488 ,
Europcar - Phone 074978 7787,
Hertz – Phone 07 4978 6899 and
Thrifty – Phone 07 4972 5999
Australian Helicopters – Phone 07 4978 1177,
Gladstone Catering (Bistro) – Phone 07 4978 3241,
Australian Air Express (Freight) – Phone 07 4978 1500
Curry Kenny Aviation Group - Phone 07 4978 2403