Townsville Airport is a major economic enabler for North Queensland, supporting more than 3,000 jobs and contributing $420 million to the economy.

The airport needs to grow to unlock the future prosperity of the region.

Townsville Airport is committed to delivering an $80 million upgrade, Project Alive, that will see substantial refurbishment to the terminal, more aircraft parking, better road access and an upgrade to all core infrastructure. This upgrade will address capacity issues and cater for our region's growth.

The last significant terminal upgrade occurred in 2003 and since then, Townsville Airport's passenger numbers have grown 84 per cent. In July 2017, Townsville Airport recorded the highest passenger numbers on record, welcoming 1.7 million people.

Project Alive will make the airport more modern, welcoming and efficient - benefiting passengers, airline partners, airport businesses and the wider community.

As a gateway to North Queensland, Townsville Airport has an important role to play in providing a positive first and last impression for travelers and visitors. Project Alive will deliver an airport that the community can be proud of and one that reflects Townsville's unique destination and character.

On March 6, 2019, Townsville Airport announced the redevelopment would progress after a loan was secured from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

The development will support more than 200 construction jobs and 50 operational jobs after the project is complete.

Read the Townsville Airport Redevelopment Major Development Plan