New airport opens skies to south western Queensland
Australia’s peak aviation safety body has given Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWW Airport) the green light for regular passenger transport (RPT).
In what is a major milestone for Australia’s newest airport in 50 years, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved BWW Airport as a certified aerodrome.
Wagners chairman and the airport’s developer John Wagner said he was extremely thrilled to be a step closer to seeing the airport operational.
“To have such an important component of the project ticked is a fantastic outcome and a credit to those who have been involved in the project on all levels,” said Mr Wagner.
As part of the CASA certification, BWW Airport will become a ‘secure’ airport on November 10 with the first official RPT Qantaslink flight scheduled for November 17.
Regional Express (REX) also will service the airport from January 1 2015, further cementing the new airport as the gateway to regional Queensland.
Located 17 kilometres south west of Tooowoomba, BWW Airport will give business travellers direct access to one of Australia’s investment hot spots and the south western Queensland mining hub.
BWW Airport is being developed by an Australian family-owned company, Wagners – leaders in global construction, logistics and infrastructure projects.
The airport is Australia’s first fully privately funded public airport and the first built since Tullamarine opened almost 50 years ago.