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Old January 17th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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Regional Airports - Pictures/News/Discussion

Rockhampton International Airport

www.rockhampton.qld.gov.au.airport

Rocky Airport recently underwent a AU$8.4m redevelopment which included the removal of the old viewing deck, the relocation of the airport offices and check-in counters, a new departure lounge and security screening point, relocation of the baggage carousels and Car Hire counters.

There was also the addition of a Customs Screening Point, thus upgrading Rocky Airport to International Status. Future 2008 projects include 280 new seats, adjustments to airconditioning and lighting, the creation of a larger departure lounge, a second security screening point, new retail shopping space and the upgrade of the carpark, taking it from 289 spaces to over 500 spaces and from 70 to 120 spaces for workers.


Virgin Blue, Tiger Airways Check-In


QantasLink, Jetstar Check-In


Domestic Baggage Carousel


Central Concourse Area


Mezzanine Stairs and Lift


Food and Beverage & Departure Lounge Entrance


Arrivals Gate 2, Viewing Area, Departure Lounge


Airside View

Our Airport is best in Australia and now its Official!

The Rockhampton Airport has been named the 2007 Australian Major Airport of the Year at the prestigious National Awards in recognition of Excellence in Australian Aviation, in Melbourne on November 13, 2007.

Winning the award ahead of more than 30 other airports in its category, the Rockhampton Airport’s redevelopment work, modern passenger terminal and environmental initiatives clearly impressed the judges!

Mayor of Rockhampton, Cr Margaret Strelow said this national award recognises the results of recent outstanding management and development by Mr David Blackwell.

“If ever there was a clear argument against selling this great asset for the City, we now have it,” Cr Strelow said.

“Mr Blackwell and his team, together with Rockhampton City Council and especially Chair of the Rockhampton Airport Management Committee, Deputy Mayor Cr Jim Webber have developed a nationally recognised facility which will hold our regional community in good stead for a long time into the future.

“With the recent $8 million refurbishment we now have a modern and comfortable terminal building with separate international passenger facilities and flight viewing deck,” she said.

The airport won in the category for airports that can handle planes with seating for 100 people or more. This category does not include the eight airports which are the largest in their State or mainland Territory, as they competed in the Capital City Airport of the Year.

General Manager of Rockhampton Airport, Mr David Blackwell said with over 100 services a week to Sydney, Brisbane and North Queensland, the Rockhampton Airport provided a vital service to the Rockhampton district, Capricorn Coast and the Central Queensland mining communities of the Bowen Basin.

“I am thrilled that we have won national recognition as the Major Airport of the Year and take this opportunity to thank our fantastic staff, as this is truly a pat on the back for them,” Mr Blackwell said.

“In simple terms, judging for this award was based on anything special or outstanding that has been completed during the 2006/07 financial year and our airport terminal redevelopment and market research ability really impressed the judges,” he said.

In the 2006/07 Financial Year, Rockhampton Airport had 650,000 domestic and approximately 6,000 international passengers travel through the terminal.

With the introduction of direct flights to/from Melbourne with Tiger Airways next week, domestic passenger numbers are expected to grow to 700,000 per year.


Australian Major Airport of the Year awarded to Rocky (who would of thought)

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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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the terminal looks very schmick - a lot better than your average outback Ryanair airport in Europe!
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Old January 19th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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Rockhampton has international flights?? To and from where?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #4
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maybe Tiger Airlines sees a market that other airlines have overlooked.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #5
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Man, even Rockhampton's airport is better than ours : /
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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #6
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Had no idea that Rocky had such a big airport - though I have seen a Singapore Airlines 747 there before - war games.

Does anyone have photos of the new Townsville Internatinal?

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Old January 20th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #7
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TOWNSVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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They have also added some new hangers which look absoultly huge!
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Old January 20th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #9
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Domestic and International Planes at Rockhampton Airport


Singapore Airlines B777-200


World Airways MD-11 landing in wet weather


Air Luxor A330 departing


Singapore Airlines B777 & Jetstar A320


2 x Singapore Airlines B777 & Virgin Blue B737


Qantas B747-400 unloading


Solomon Airlines E-170 on apron


Oz Jet B737-200 on the apron


Holden Airship 'landing' at Rockhampton Airport


FedEx MD-11 parked on our main apron


AN-124 pakred on our main apron


3 x B737 and 1 x Q400


3 x Qantaslink Dash-8, 1 x Virgin Blue 737 and 1 x Jetstar A320


Qantaslink Boeing 717
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Where does Air Luxor fly to? Does the Qantas 747 fly into Rocky normally or was that a promotional thing? I didn't realise Rocky's airport is so busy.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #11
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Air Luxor don't exist any more. It was probably here on a charter or something, or might have even been after they collapsed.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #12
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Where does Air Luxor fly to? Does the Qantas 747 fly into Rocky normally or was that a promotional thing? I didn't realise Rocky's airport is so busy.
i have seen that 747 fly into Rocky quite a few times, so i dont think it is anything promotional.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #13
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Where does Air Luxor fly to? Does the Qantas 747 fly into Rocky normally or was that a promotional thing? I didn't realise Rocky's airport is so busy.
i have seen that 747 fly into Rocky quite a few times, so i dont think it is anything promotional. It is really busy now, and is going to get even busier over the next few years with Daily Flights to Sydney Direct, more flights to Brisbane, Qantas direct to Sydney and Melbourne, and Tiger Airways Talking about direct to GC and Darwin.
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HiFly and Strategic Aviation operate troop transportation flights on behalf of the Government. The Portugese-registered A330 often visits Brisbane, operating SYD-BNE-DRW-FJR/KWI.

I am of the understanding that the Air Luxor branded A330-300 that is shown in the photo above, was operating ISB-SIN-ROK.

Qantas 747-400s have landed at ROK in the past, mainly because of fog at Brisbane International. QF176 LAX-BNE has landed in ROK on at least 2 occasions (that I know of).

ROK is a rather nice airport... it's amazing what a nice upgrade can do.

With regards to ROK-DRW, I can't see that happening. TSV-DRW is a more viable option, and I wouldn't be surprised if QantasLink or Jetstar begin operating it within the next year and a half.

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Old January 20th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #15
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OEJ, you seem to know something that us Townsville users don't. Tiger were in negotiations with the Airport for services to Darwin, but nothing much has been heard of since then, but QantasLink or Jetstar sounds just as good.

That HiFly A330-300 flys in to here quite regularly, about twice a month.
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i have seen that 747 fly into Rocky quite a few times, so i dont think it is anything promotional. It is really busy now, and is going to get even busier over the next few years with Daily Flights to Sydney Direct, more flights to Brisbane, Qantas direct to Sydney and Melbourne, and Tiger Airways Talking about direct to GC and Darwin.
That is good for Rocky! Hopefulliy it will stimulate more tourism in the area and be a boost for the local economy.
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hey all,

Just wondering if MEL and other Australian airports 2007 pax figures have been released yet.

From some figures I calculated from press releases on the MEL site, I came up with 23.472 mil for 2007 , up from a figure I calculated for 21.905 mil in 2006, that would be up 6% if correct.

Any insights into this?
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sorry guys... added this to incorrect thread... my appologies

On this topic though.. its great to see ROK do well. Maybe ROK is going to be a new Tiger base. Would be certainly a new idea that other carriers have overlooked.

Is there a breakdown of current flights into ROK?

That would be great to see, and its comparision to its neighbour cities
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:22 PM   #19
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Is there a breakdown of current flights into ROK?

5 flights daily from ROK-BNE and 1 direct flight 4 times a week from ROK-SYD


7 daily flights ROK-BNE, 2 daily flights ROK-GLT-BNE and 2 daily ROK-MKY-TSV-CNS


From Feburary 1st, 1 direct flight 3 times a week ROK-SYD and ROK-MEL


4 weekly flights ROK-MEL, future flights ROK-DRW and ROK-OOL


1 Daily Flight ROK-BNE


ROK-BNE-CHC and ROK-BNE-WLG

Rockhampton Airport boasts the third largest runway in Queensland (2,628m) and can handle all aircraft operating in the world today.

Also something i didn't know about Rocky Airport
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 10:26 PM   #20
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It would be the third longest Commercial runway behind Brisbane & then Cairns. Amberley is alot longer than that.
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