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, Longreach 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.
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.
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
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 Townsville State High Aviation Program to major events attracting inbound visitation to benefit the state-wide tourism industry, including the V8s Supercars Townsville Ambassador Program.
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.
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.
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