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Old July 28th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #561
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Old July 28th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #562
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Or possibly Scoot instead as that would give SQ/Scoot access to every major port in Aus bar CNS (which is soon supposed to be getting a non stop SIN connection soon from one airline?) ...probably unlikely now since both just started flying to SYD.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 01:12 PM   #563
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$420 million airport project inches past 70 per cent completion



Shaped like a stingray the size of Woden Plaza, Canberra Airport's new $420 million terminal is 70 per cent complete.
Since 2008 an estimated three million passengers a year have passed through the terminal re-construction site unaware
\of the cutting edge infrastructure being installed under their feet. In a warren of halls and rooms below and besides the
public areas a gas-fired tri-generation power station, long banks of switch boards and 22 kilometres of cabling layered on
trays keep the place heated, cooled and operational as a high security facility.



A back-up diesel plant with enough capacity to run 90 per cent of the airport for four days is in place should the power station,
or main grid fail. As well, a bank of batteries sits on standby, able to power essential functions such as security for hours on end
if the diesel option is lost.The western concourse will mirror the southern concourse terminal which was completed in 2010 and
occupied by Qantas. An eye-popping 28m-high atrium will separate the two concourses.




Virgin Airlines remains in the old terminal, which is being dismantled in stages, and will move into the western concourse once it's
completed. The new terminal will have capacity for more carriers, international travellers and associated services such as Customs.
Construction Control senior project manager Ross Cleaver said staging of aircraft parking, passenger and vehicle access and parking,
taxi services, rental cars and keeping all of the services and utilities going while replacing everything in the precinct had been one of the main challenges.



"It's like a game of chess, getting access to these areas," Mr Cleaver said while walking across new sections of the airport apron.
"And I'm not good at chess," he added. More than 80,000 square metres of new apron is replacing 30-year-old, heavily patched
bitumen. Parked planes put the heaviest stress on the apron, and stand on 400mm thick concrete with heavier aggregate to handle the load.
Crane working heights are limited at various points around the precinct and aren't allowed to operate in fog as Canberra's biggest privately-funded
infrastructure project inches forward. Mr Cleaver said all the heavy lifting for the atrium, including the installation of 17 tonne steel beams and nine-metre
long glass panels, had been completed. Apron works, including the demolition of the remaining old terminal should be finished in November next year.

Source: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...820-24hfz.html
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 04:21 AM   #564
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thats a nice airport and its bound to be kickass for such a small city
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 04:28 AM   #565
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CBR Motto 'build it and they will come... We hope'
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 09:24 AM   #566
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Wonder on what grounds they work out that the airport is larger than Woden Plaza? Oh yeah by counting in all the extra non terminal development that they have put in place over the years.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 11:23 AM   #567
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It's a great project, the Qantas terminal is fantastic.
This design also appears to allow for further extensions to the outer reaches of the piers, when that is required.

I just wish JQ would start some flights. It may not be the biggest leisure travel destination, but it's got a substantial base that seek to leave at weekends etc, JQ has to tap into that market and bring prices down.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:19 PM   #568
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I dunno, ive only flown in and out a few times, and the place seemed pretty empty then and thats when only half the terminal was complete... not sure what expanding so much is going to achieve if the demand isn't there

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Wonder on what grounds they work out that the airport is larger than Woden Plaza? Oh yeah by counting in all the extra non terminal development that they have put in place over the years.
They are talking purely about the terminal...
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 05:44 PM   #569
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We wont see Jetstar in CBR its never been on the radar, the bigwigs at QF have deliberately left it as a no go area for JQ they want it QF only. The only hope I see is if Tiger return that may help to lower economy fares a bit and attract greater passengers into the marketplace.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:52 AM   #570
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They are talking purely about the terminal...
In that case there is no way known that it is bigger than Woden Plaza!
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:09 PM   #571
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I used Canberra airport a couple of times last week and was very impressed with the design. Great progress made so far.

Can only hope that CBR can gain some new services from all this investment.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:25 PM   #572
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In that case there is no way known that it is bigger than Woden Plaza!
i wouldn't be surprised if it were bigger, when you take into account the whole structure including the baggage handling areas, admin areas, staff areas etc it is quite a large building
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 11:35 PM   #573
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It is a large building, no doubting that, but there is no way the floor area including behind the scenes is bigger.

Westfield Woden has a floor space of 72,000m2 (Actually think this figure is just the shop space and not the common space). So would love to know the figure for the new airport terminal, excluding carparks.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:58 AM   #574
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Story and some more pictures of the terminal at Canberra airport. Upshot is the 2nd part of the new terminal to be ready to open in March 2013 with the last remaining bit of the old terminal to then be taken down and turned into a couple more gates by the end of 2013.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...202-2ap8v.html
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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:53 AM   #575
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TRALEE DECISION INCOMPREHENSIBLE

IN THE FACE OF SEVEN INDEPENDENT REPORTS
RECOMMENDING AGAINST DEVELOPMENT AT
TRALEE, NSW PLANNING MINISTER BRAD HAZZARD
HAS GIVEN THE GO AHEAD TO 2,000 HOUSES UNDER
THE SOUTHERN FLIGHT PATHS OF CANBERRA
AIRPORT.

Since 2001/02 the rural property known as Tralee, on the ACT and NSW
Government border adjoining the ACT industrial suburb of Hume, has
been proposed for rezoning as residential development by the Village
Building Company.
Unlike other major airports in Australia, flight paths for Canberra
Airport do not track over residential areas. Residential development
proposed at Tralee would be within the High Noise Corridor, directly
under a Standard Instrument Departure flight path.
On Tuesday 6 November 2012 NSW Planning Minister, Brad Hazzard,
gave the go ahead to build 2,000 houses under the southern flight
paths of Canberra Airport.
“We are stunned by this decision and find it unfathomable,” Canberra
Airport Managing Director, Stephen Byron, said.
Anthony Albanese, Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
said “Canberra Airport is a 24 hour curfew-free airport. It has potential
for significant expansion, particularly for freight. Common sense
just tells you we should minimise land use conflicts around airports.
There are big issues right around the country in Sydney, Gold Coast,
Brisbane and Adelaide about aircraft noise. We have to deal with the
fact that airports have been put somewhere where there’s residential
development. In Sydney of course it’s very close to the city.”
“After castigating the former NSW Labor Government for
supporting this development after accepting political donations, it is
incomprehensible that Barry O’Farrell’s Government is now approving
it.
“We will be examining the rezoning decision and considering how we
move forward from here,” Mr Byron said.
Source: The HUB
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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:55 AM   #576
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CANBERRA AIRPORT WELCOMES INCREASED
SERVICES BY QANTAS BETWEEN ADELAIDE AND
CANBERRA.
On 29 October 2012, the Qantas Group added five extra services per
week between Adelaide and Canberra, increasing capacity to 1076
seats per week on the airport’s fourth busiest route.
The new services will be operated by QantasLink Q400 aircraft and
will complement services already operated by Boeing 737 aircraft,
bringing the total number of services to 37 per week.
Head of Aviation Business at Canberra Airport, Matthew Brown, noted
“the increased services will provide middle of the day travel options
providing flexibility for both business and leisure travellers.”
Source: The HUB
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Old January 4th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #577
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Air NZ edges closer to Canberra flights...

Air NZ edges closer to Canberra flights...

http://www.travelweekly.com.au/trave...nberra-flights


Air New Zealand remains in "active dialogue" with Canberra airport over the possible launch of flights to either Auckland or Wellington.
Talks took place across the Tasman just before Christmas with the two parties edging closer, although an agreement and launch of services remains some way off.
In an indication of increasing accord, Air NZ Australia general manager Cam Wallace told Travel Today he was "more positive" about the possibility of flights following the latest round of negotiations.
The carrier will now re-examine its figures over the catchment area for Canberra after receiving the airport's own detailed analysis.
"We are continuing to debate the financials that would support the operation and we are re-looking at some of our numbers primarily around the demographic as in what the catchment area would be," Wallace said. "They [Canberra Airport] are relatively pragmatic because they know we are going to have source incremental aircraft or transfer one of our aircraft onto the city pair, so it is clearly an opportunity cost. But we are working together in a very productive way, to try and reach a position that meets both parties expectations."
The airline has committed to meet with airport officials for more talks before March when Air NZ will "come up with more scenarios".
"To be honest, I've become a bit more positive after our last meeting. I can see how we can find a way through this," Wallace said. "We are still in active dialogue."
He predicted that "at some stage" direct Canberra services will happen - within a tentative timeframe of 12 to 18 months - but he stressed dates "have not even been discussed".
Wallace added that a final decision would rest not with only with Air NZ but in conjunction with Virgin Australia.
"Anything we do on the Tasman now is an alliance decision," he said, adding that Virgin would have the "primary relationship" with the airport on the basis of its "strong team in Canberra looking at corporate traffic".
While government and corporate traffic would generate a higher percentage of business between Canberra and New Zealand than other Tasman routes, leisure would remain critical, Wallace continued.
"Business and government traffic on the Tasman is only about 18% [of the market]," he said. "From Canberra it would be higher than that and one of the highest business and corporate contribution markets. But there would still have to be a significant amount of inbound and leisure traffic or connecting traffic to make it work."
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Old January 4th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #578
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Even more exciting, Leo was at Canberra Airport;

http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegr...few_stupidity/
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Old January 4th, 2013, 11:50 PM   #579
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Glad Air NZ are having a re-think on CBR flights.
As of last year at their AGM they were not that keen at all, stating the entire NZ-CBR market is only 10 people per day. Not enough to make a service work.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #580
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I call BS on the entire market being only 10 per day.

That works out at only 3650 per year, when the total number of New Zealanders in Canberra is higher than that (and most would travel home once a year on average) and there is a solid market for Gov traffic between Canberra and Wellington. You also have a very solid ski market from Canberra.
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