Remote, rural, and regional airports in Australia

Donehue, Paul & Baker, Douglas C. (2012) Remote, rural, and regional airports in Australia. Transport Policy, 24, pp. 232-239.

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This paper provides an overview of the challenges faced by remote, rural and regional airports in Australia. The deregulation of airports over the past decades has resulted in local councils owning most of the rural and regional airports across Australia. The paper provides an overview of the international literature on regional airports and research directed at defining the issues faced by regional and rural airports in Australia. A survey of airport managers, regulators and local councils was undertaken across Australia to outline the challenges and stresses that regional airports are facing. Core findings indicate that the operation of rural and regional airports is under stress due to the interrelating factors of infrastructure costs, high cost of maintenance, and security infrastructure upgrades. Small airports often compete with one another to attract airlines and maintain their infrastructure advantage.

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ID Code: 54376
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Remote, Rural and Regional Airports, Deregulation, Economic Development, Local Government
DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2012.08.007
ISSN: 0967-070X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2012 22:14
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 21:52

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