Interview: The fight for flight

Chris Frame speaks with James Goodwin, the new CEO of the Australian Airports Association, about the industry’s proactive response to the COVID-19 crisis

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The vast majority of Qantas’ international services are currently suspended pending an improvement in market conditions and a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions AirTeamImages.com/ 
John Kilmer

In recent years Australian airports have enjoyed unparalleled growth. Between 2008 and 2019, international passenger traffic increased at an average rate of 6% each year. In response, the airport operators have spent much of the past decade adjusting to a rapidly expanding aviation landscape – fuelled by high demand, primarily driven by growth in China and India. Facilities across the nation have invested unprecedented sums in expanding and strengthening airport and aviation infrastructure.

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