Backing the Boom

One Australian outback airport became a vital lifeline for the local community in the last millennium and still continues to deliver a huge boost to its economy. Chris Frame explores how Newman Airport supports the multi-million-dollar mining industry Down Under


With QantasLink now operating its flagship Airbus A320s to Newman, the commercial viability of this important minerals gateway looks secure.

Over the past few decades, Australia’s economy has been transformed. Thanks largely to a building surge in many developing nations, the demand for the country’s rich mineral deposits have greatly increased.

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