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Adelaide Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAdelaide Airport Limited
ServesAdelaide
LocationAdelaide Airport, South Australia
Hub forAlliance Airlines
Qantas
Regional Express Airlines
Sharp Airlines
Cobham
Focus city forVirgin Australia
Jetstar Airways
Elevation AMSL20 ft / 6 m
Coordinates345642S 1383150E / 34.94500S 138.53056E / -34.94500; 138.53056Coordinates: 345642S 1383150E / 34.94500S 138.53056E / -34.94500; 138.53056
Websiteadelaideairport.com.au
Map
ADL
ADL
ADL
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,100 10,171 Asphalt
12/30 1,652 5,420 Asphalt
Statistics (2016/17)
Passengers8,090,000
Movements103,212
Freight (Tonnes)25 722
Sources:[1]

Adelaide Airport (IATA: ADL, ICAO: YPAD) is the principal airport of Adelaide, South Australia and the fifth-busiest airport in Australia, servicing just over eight million passengers in the financial year ending 30 June 2017.[2] Located adjacent to West Beach, it is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) west of the city centre. It has been operated privately by Adelaide Airport Limited under a long-term lease from the Commonwealth Government since 29 May 1998.[3]:p 25

First established in 1955, a new dual international/domestic terminal was opened in 2005 which has received numerous awards, including being named the world's second-best international airport (515 million passengers) in 2006.[4] Also, it has been named Australia's best capital city airport in 2006, 2009 and 2011.[5]

Over the financial year 2018/19, Adelaide Airport experienced passenger growth of 7% internationally and 1.3% for domestic and regional passengers[6] from 2017's quarterly report;[2] this added up to a new record number of passengers who passed through Adelaide Airport at 8,090,000 over the financial year. Adelaide Airport also experienced the greatest international growth out of any Australian port.[2]

History

An early "Adelaide airport" was an aerodrome constructed in 1921 on 24 ha (59 acres) of land in Albert Park, now Hendon, which took over from the Northfield Aerodrome. The small facility allowed for a mail service between Adelaide and Sydney. To meet the substantial growth in aviation, Parafield Airport was developed in 1927. The demand on aviation outgrew Parafield and the current site of Adelaide Airport was selected at West Torrens (now West Beach) in January 1946.[7] An alternative site at Port Adelaide, including a seaplane facility, was considered inferior and too far from the C.B.D.[8] Construction began and flights commenced in 1954. Parafield Airport was turned into a private and military aviation facility.

An annexe to one of the large hangars at the airport served as a passenger terminal until the Commonwealth Government provided funds for the construction of a temporary building.[9]

A new dual-use $260 million facility replaced both the original 'temporary' domestic and international terminals in 2005. The old domestic terminal was closed shortly after the new terminal was opened to flights and was demolished not long after. A new control tower was built west of the current terminal with the old control tower maintained for additional operations.

In October 2006, the new terminal was named the Capital City Airport of the Year at the Australian Aviation Industry Awards in Cairns.[10] In March 2007, Adelaide Airport was rated the world's second-best airport in the 515 million passengers category at the Airports Council International (ACI) 2006 awards in Dubai.[11]

Plans were announced for an expansion of the terminal in July 2007, including more aerobridges and demolition of the old International Terminal.[12]

On 5 August 2008 Tiger Airways Australia confirmed that Adelaide Airport would become the airline's second hub which would base two of the airline's Airbus A320s by early 2009.[13] On 29 October 2009 Tiger announced it would be housing its third A320 at Adelaide Airport from early 2010.[14] Tiger Airways later shut down its operations from Adelaide only to recommence them in 2013.[15]

The airport encountered major problems during the eruption of Puyehue volcano in Chile, the ash cloud caused flights to be cancelled nationwide, with over 40,000 passengers being left stranded in Adelaide.

International

International services became regular from 1982 upon the construction of an international terminal.

The original international terminal had only one gate with limited space for passengers. Check in desks were small and waiting space was limited. It was partially demolished[when?] to make the area more secure and allow aircraft to park on the other side of the terminal.

Singapore Airlines recently upgraded their Singapore to Adelaide flight from the Airbus A330-300 to the new Airbus A350-900. The A350's used on the SQ279 route are fitted with their dual-class regional configuration.[16] Fiji Airways have also upgraded to using their new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft on the Nadi to Adelaide route[17], however due to the recent grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft, the route is being operated by the Boeing 737-800.

In late 2018 and Early 2019, China Southern, Cathay Pacific and Malaysian Airlines have increased their services to Adelaide Airport per week to accommodate the increase of demand.[6]

Present terminal building

The airport was redeveloped in 2005 at a cost of $260 million. The redevelopment was managed by builders Hansen Yuncken. Before the redevelopment, the old airport terminal was criticised for its limited capacity and lack of aerobridges.[citation needed]

Proposals were developed for an upgraded terminal of world standard. The final proposal, released in 1997, called for a large, unified terminal in which both domestic and international flights would use the same terminal. A combination of factors, the most notable of which was the collapse of Ansett Australia, then a duopoly domestic carrier with Qantas, and the resultant loss of funds for its share of the construction cost, saw the new terminal plans shelved until an agreement was reached in 2002.[citation needed]

The new terminal was opened on 7 October 2005 by the Prime Minister John Howard and South Australian Premier Mike Rann. However, Adelaide Airport Limited announced soon afterward that only international flights would use the new facility immediately due to problems with the fuel pumps and underground pipes. These problems related initially to the anti-rusting agent applied to the insides of the fuel pumps, then to construction debris in the pipes. Although international and regional (from December 2005) aircraft were refuelled via tankers, a lack of space and safety concerns prevented this action for domestic jet aircraft, which instead continued operations at the old terminal. The re-fueling system was cleared of all debris and the new terminal was used for all flights from 17 February 2006.[18] The new airport terminal is approximately 850 m (2,790 ft) end to end and is capable of handling 27 aircraft, including an Airbus A380, simultaneously and processing 3,000 passengers per hour. It includes high-amenity public and airline lounges, 14 glass-sided aerobridges, 42 common user check-in desks and 34 shop fronts. Free wireless Internet is also provided throughout the terminal by Internode Systems, a first for an Australian airport.[19]

The first Qantas A380, VH-OQA "Nancy Bird Walton", landed at the airport on 27 September 2008, Several thousand spectators gathered to catch a glimpse of the giant aircraft. This was a 25-minute stopover before it flew on to Melbourne. This was one of several visits the airliner made as part of a pilot training and testing program.

In July 2013, Adelaide Airport became the first Australian airport and second airport worldwide to have Google Street View technology, allowing passengers to explore the arrival and departure sections of the airport before travel.[20]

In late 2018 and early 2019, Adelaide Airport have begun the newest $165 million terminal expansion project, which will consist of increasing the length of the terminal, adding more duty free and shopping outlets and adding more aircraft parking and gates. The upgrades are set to be completed by 2021.[21]

Recent development

As of 2011 a series of developments are either underway, approved or proposed for Adelaide Airport. In February 2011 a A$100 million building program was launched as part of a five-year master plan. The developments which have been made public (whether part of the building plan or not) are listed below:

  • New airport road network to improve traffic flow (completed)
  • New multi-storey car park increasing parking spaces from 800 to 1,650 (completed August 2012)[22]
  • New passenger terminal plaza frontage (completed March 2013)
  • Walkway bridge connecting new car park and existing terminal building (completed March 2013)
  • Terminal concourse extension
  • Three new aerobridges
  • Terminal commercial projects and passenger facilities
  • Relocation of regional carrier Rex
  • Relocation of old transportable charter aircraft operators' terminal
  • New control tower, twice the height of the old tower, expected to cost A$16.9 million (opened early 2012)
  • Addition of Emirates airlines, Qatar Airways, China Southern Airlines and Fiji Airways to the list of airlines serving the airport (completed)
  • Atura Hotel (37 m [121 ft] tall, nine levels) (completion in late 2018)
  • New airside cargo facility (1,500 m2 [16,000 sq ft])[1]

Adelaide Airport is also one of the many RFDS bases located around Australia. The newest base was relocated at Adelaide Airport in September 2016.[23] The base has many parking bays for the fleet, maintenance hangers and ambulance bays. The Pilatus PC-12 and Beechcraft King Air are based at Adelaide Airport.[24]

Airlines and destinations

Passenger
AirlinesDestinations
Air New Zealand Auckland
Alliance Airlines Charter: Ballera, Moomba, Olympic Dam[25]
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou[26]
Cobham Aviation Services Australia Port Augusta, Prominent Hill Mine
Emirates DubaiInternational
FlyPelican Newcastle (ends 26 April 2019)[27][28]
Fiji Airways Nadi[29]
Jetstar Airways Avalon,[30] Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Denpasar, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sunshine Coast,[31] Sydney
Malaysia Airlines Kuala LumpurInternational
Malindo Air Denpasar/Bali, Kuala Lumpur-International (both begin 16 April 2019)[32]
Qantas Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (begins 31 March 2019),[33] Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
QantasLink Brisbane,[34] Canberra, Kingscote,[35][36] Perth, Port Lincoln, Sydney, Whyalla
Qatar Airways Doha[37]
Regional Express Airlines Broken Hill, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Kingscote, Mildura, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta,[38] Port Lincoln, Whyalla
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Tigerair Australia Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Virgin Australia Alice Springs,[39] Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Alice Springs, Perth
Cargo
AirlinesDestinations
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Emirates SkyCargo Dubai
MASkargo Kuala Lumpur, Sydney
Qantas Freight Melbourne, Sydney
Singapore Airlines Cargo Singapore
Toll Priority Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Traffic and statistics

Annual passengers
Annual passenger statistics
Year Passenger movements
200102 4,180,000
200203 4,358,000
200304 4,897,000
200405 5,371,000
200506 5,776,000
200607 6,192,000
200708 6,635,000
200809 6,799,000
200910 7,030,000
201011 7,297,000
201112 6,968,000
201213 7,300,000
201314 7,696,000
201415 7,670,000
201516 7,777,747
201617 8,090,000
Cargo
Busiest international freight routes into and out of Adelaide Airport
(YE June 2011)[46]
Rank Airport Tonnes % Change
1 Singapore 10,995.7 10.8
2 Hong Kong 3,413.2 8.8
3  Malaysia Kuala LumpurInternational 2,984.4 1.9
4  New Zealand Auckland 449.4 11.8

Ground transport

Adelaide Metro operates frequent JetBus buses connecting the airport to the central business district and Glenelg. Routes J1, J1X and J3 operate to the City every 15 minutes. Route J1 also operates to Harbour Town Shopping Centre and Routes J1 and J3 continue to Glenelg. Routes J7 and J8 operate to West Lakes and Marion.[47] The AAL's latest airport master plan proposes a light rail service. Historically airlines provided connecting buses to the Central Business District, after which a private bus service provided a service until 2013.

See also

References

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External links

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