About Queensland Airports Limited

Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) is a regional airport specialist with an emphasis on creating significant regional airport development in Queensland and northern New South Wales. QAL is a 100% Australian owned, Queensland based company and owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville and Mount Isa Airports. QAL has been operating key regional airports in Queensland since 1998.

As part of its portfolio of aviation support businesses, QAL also owns the Northern Australian Aerospace Centre of Excellence (NAACEX) in Townsville, Worland Aviation (an aircraft maintenance and painting operation) based in Townsville, and Aviation Ground Handling (AGH) which has a significant presence at Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Airports.

Our airport and aviation services achieve operational excellence through a long-term commitment to regional investment, sustainable growth, regional partnerships and innovative strategy.

As a group we are passionate about finding innovative ways to achieve sustainable passenger growth that will not only benefit shareholders but benefit the regional communities we serve, our environment and business partners.

A definite ‘hands on’ approach to long term growth in air access and profitability to all partners is pivotal to QAL operations.

Shareholders

QAL’s principal shareholders are:
• Hastings Funds Management Limited as responsible entity for the Australian Infrastructure Fund
• Hastings Funds Management as trustee for Queensland-based The Infrastructure Fund
• Perron Investments Pty Ltd

The QAL Way

The ‘QAL Way’ is at the heart of our organisation and the foundation of value creation throughout our airport and aviation support businesses.

Regional Investment Focus

QAL is a regional airport specialist. Our focus is to create significant regional airport development in Queensland and northern New South Wales. Our track record in passenger growth and financial management is matched by a sustainable investment in airport infrastructure.

Sustainable Growth Philosophy

Sustainability principles are central to QAL’s business strategy. We adopt a triple bottom line approach to all our activities, balancing financial results with our hands-on community and environmental involvement.

This is demonstrated through our sponsorship investment, which spans community based events and initiatives (for example the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Hospital and Surf Life Saving’s tourism education program) to major events attracting inbound visitation to benefit the state-wide tourism industry (including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon).

QAL’s environmental objective is to maintain community and government confidence in our ability to manage and grow our operations by demonstrating a genuine commitment to environmental stewardship. It is our policy to assure the environmental integrity of our operations and facilities (both aviation and non-aviation) at all times.

Each airport has employed a strategy that reflects their unique environment. Strategies are continually being updated as our natural elements evolve.

Partnership Approach

We are committed to an integrated partnership approach to business development and marketing, working cooperatively with the local tourism industry and airlines. Our partnership approach is based on three core principles:
• Local approach and understanding
• Empowered local management
• Strong community engagement

Passion for Innovation

As a group we are passionate about finding innovative ways to achieve sustainable passenger growth that will not only benefit shareholders but also the regional communities we serve, our environment and business partners.

A highlight of the group’s innovation strategy is the Northern Australian Aerospace Centre of Excellence (NAACEX). Located at Townsville Airport, NAACEX is the hub for aerospace industry in North Queensland.
QAL’s acquisition of both Aviation Ground Handling (AGH) and Worland Aviation has further boosted synergies with our airline partners, creating a suite of services for our customers.

People

QAL has a focus on our people. We invest in talent and provide a pathway for the development of our people and give them opportunities to succeed.

For more information please visit www.qldairports.com.au


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