Sustainability-linked loans first of kind for Australian airport
Accomplished airport operator Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has secured financing for the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment, with $100 million of the funds in the form of sustainability-linked loans.
The loans from Commonwealth Bank and Westpac – based on carbon accreditation through the Airports Council International program and a reduction in carbon emissions – are the first of their kind to be taken out by an Australian airport.
Southern terminal expansion takes off
Foundation works for the southern terminal expansion will begin this week, representing the next exciting step in the delivery of the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment.
The landmark project will double the footprint of the existing terminal, delivering aerobridges, additional retail space and new departure lounge, baggage handling and border control facilities.
All aboard with Tweed Seagulls Women's team
Tweed Seagulls Women’s Rugby League team will close out the season on a high, with naming rights sponsor Gold Coast Airport extending its partnership with the club by two years.
Ambling turtle brings some excitement to airport operations
The recent wet weather has brought out more than just the brollies and gumboots, with a turtle bringing extra excitement to operations at Gold Coast Airport.
Airport ambassadors embrace the race
Gold Coast Airport’s volunteer ambassadors have jumped behind the company’s longest-standing partnership, with a 30-strong group gearing up to compete in the 5.7km Gold Coast Airport Fun Run at this year's Gold Coast Marathon.
Airport hotel ready for take-off
More than 330 trucks delivered about 2,050 cubic metres of concrete – or enough to fill 200,000 suitcases – on the first two Saturdays of June.
Completion of the 3,000sq m concrete slab marked an important milestone for the project and paves the way for the hotel to come out of the ground.
Cooly Rocks On descends on Coast
Parking spaces usually reserved for A320s and 737s were taken up by a vintage car and hot rod this week, to mark Australia’s favourite rock ’n’ roll festival arriving on the Gold Coast.
Community grants give boost where most needed
From feeding hungry young students to supporting a sanctuary for families escaping domestic violence, the Community Benefit Fund associated with Gold Coast Airport has benefited dozens of local community groups since its inception four years ago.
Blues on Broadbeach pops up at Gold Coast Airport
Holidaymakers and locals flying into the Gold Coast and northern NSW this week have been warned to pack their dancing shoes, with Blues on Broadbeach performers preparing to get the terminal pumping.
Grants to help community initiatives fly
A string of community groups across the Gold Coast and northern NSW will benefit from the Community Benefit Fund administered by Gold Coast Airport – with cash grants of $1,000 up for grabs.