Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport Media Releases

QUEENSLAND’S ONLY SCHEDULED 747 FREIGHTER SERVICE CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR OF OPERATIONS 28 November 2017 A surprisingly high demand for inbound opportunities has added value to the operation of Queensland’s only scheduled freighter service at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, said Cathay Pacific Airways regional cargo manager SWP Nigel Chynoweth. Read More TOOWOOMBA TAKES OFF AS AIRPORT CELEBRATES THIRD BIRTHDAY 17 November 2017 Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport has plenty to celebrate. Not only will the airport turn three today (November 17), it has won the 2017 Australian Airport Association’s (AAA) Innovation and Excellence Commercial Award for its cargo business. Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport general manager Ms Sara Hales said the airport started with just 22 flights a week and now offered more than 80. Read More From Toowoomba to the world – airport name change takes flight 02 November 2017 One of Australia’s leading regional airports will now be known as Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport general manager Ms Sara Hales, says the new name coincides with the launch of a new brand campaign for the airport ‘From Toowoomba to the World’, which will roll into the market in the coming weeks. Read More BIO ENERGY INNOVATION FROM WELLCAMP TO HAITI 30 May 2017 AN INNOVATIVE Toowoomba based engineering technology company, committed to bio futures, is using Wellcamp Airport for the first time today to send international air cargo to Haiti (May 30 2017). Pyrocal managing director Mr Durell Hammond said Wellcamp Airport provided a convenient, controlled and a more direct process to send the company’s equipment to Haiti than other freight options. Read More INTERNATIONAL FASHION FLIES INTO WELLCAMP 24 May 2017 An innovative Toowoomba businesswoman has landed herself a coup by importing the first textile cargo into Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Brooke Jones, who owns the popular Smoke and Mirrors boutique in the Toowoomba CBD, realised the international freight service – Cathay Pacific CX022 – would allow her to not only import stock directly to wholesalers in Melbourne and Sydney but also bring supplies directly to her doorstep for warehousing and dispatching to national and international clients. Read More WELLCAMP WELCOMES NEW AIRPORT GM 28 April 2017 When Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba was little more than a patch of dirt, Sara Hales joined the team as community liaison consultant. As part of that role, Ms Hales would spend countless hours on the road visiting the airport’s neighbours and speaking with schools and other community interest groups. Today, four years later Ms Hales has been appointed as Wellcamp Airport’s new general manager. Read More LOCAL AIRPORT FAST TRACKS FREIGHT FOR RIO TINTO 29 March 2017 The first successful domestic freight operation out of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport has opened the skies for new business opportunities in the region, according to the airport’s commercial manager Sara Hales. Ms Hales says the airport’s cargo and passenger capabilities ensure local businesses have improved connectivity and the opportunity to meet urgent client deadlines using local infrastructure. Read More High flyers celebrate first anniversary 14 March 2017 Toowoomba locals Sarah Parker, 22 and Kenneth Torres, 31 have clocked up almost 1500 hours over the past year travelling the skies of Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Read More COMMUNITY LEADER SET TO SPRUIK VIRTUES OF LOCAL AIRPORT 01 February 2017 ONE of Queensland’s most respected local government and tourism identities has thrown his support behind Australia’s newest airport. The former Mayor of the South Burnett Regional Council, Wayne Kratzmann, who is now mayoral mentor for Queensland’s Local Government Association and the operator of the popular The Bunyas tourism resort, has taken on a role as honorary ambassador for Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Read More BRISBANE WEST WELLCAMP AIRPORT TAKES ONBOARD REGULAR INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICES 11 October 2016 It’s official. Cathay Pacific Airways will start operating an international weekly scheduled air cargo service out of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport from next month. The 747-8F service between Toowoomba and Hong Kong – Southern Queensland’s only scheduled international air freight-only service – will start on November 22. Read More Regional airport and business park win prestigious state engineering award 16 September 2016 One of Australia’s most successful family-owned businesses has won a prestigious engineering award for its Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and Wellcamp Business Park project. Read More Airnorth to operate new services between Toowoomba – Townsville 09 September 2016 Airnorth is pleased to announce that it will commence direct jet services between Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport) and Townsville, with onward connections to and from Darwin* from 28 November 2016. Three return flights each week will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Darwin to Townsville and then continuing on to Toowoomba with a same day return. Read More STATE’S FIRST INFANT FORMULA FACTORY TO BE BUILT IN TOOWOOMBA 11 July 2016 Construction of an innovative infant milk formula factory in Toowoomba is expected to start in the next few months. The Toowoomba Integrated Milk Project (TIMP), a joint venture between Au Lait Australia and Nature One Dairy, will be built at the 550-hectare Wellcamp Business Park. Read More Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport allocated new strategic status 05 May 2016 The future of Australia’s newest airport – Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba – has reached new heights, with the Queensland Government this week confirming its listing as a strategic airport. Read More PRESTIGIOUS ASIAN AWARD NOMINATION FOR AIRPORT 17 March 2016 Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is a finalist in the 2016 AustCham Shanghai Westpac Australia-China Business Awards. The Toowoomba-based airport is a finalist in both the Business Excellence Award for Construction, Infrastructure and Natural Resources and Business Excellence Award for Start-up Enterprise. Read More AUSTRALIA’S FIRST EVER REGULAR PASSENGER TRANSPORT JET SERVICE BETWEEN TOOWOOMBA AND MELBOURNE 15 March 2016 Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and Australia’s premier regional airline Airnorth celebrated a major aviation milestone this week with the start of regular direct jet passenger services between Toowoomba and Melbourne and Toowoomba and Cairns. Read More FREIGHT FOR THE FUTURE: COUNCIL PUSHES FOR AIRPORT UPGRADE FOLLOWING MOU SIGNING 07 March 2016 Deniliquin Council has struck a watershed agreement that could change the face of Australia’s regional freight services. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with Toowoomba’s Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWWA), with the intention of providing air freight services between Deniliquin Airport and Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba, which opened just over a year ago. Read More AIRPORT BOOSTS SYDNEY TRAVEL TO TOOWOOMBA 24 February 2016 A GROWING demand for services has prompted QantasLink to schedule two additional daily return flights between Sydney and Toowoomba. The Monday and Wednesday daily return services will start on Monday (February 29) providing an additional 148 seats to and from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport each week. Read More WELLCAMP WELCOMES QRAMP 28 January 2016 QantasLink customers will have safer and more convenient aircraft access with the introduction of the QRamp at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport TODAY (January 28). Read More Airnorth Fares on Sale Toowoomba – Melbourne and Toowoomba - Cairns 12 January 2016 Airnorth Australia’s premier regional Airline, will commence non-stop Jet services between Toowoomba (Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport) and Melbourne, and also Toowoomba and Cairns from 14 March 2016. Operating seven return flights a week every Monday to Friday and Sunday between Toowoomba and Melbourne and three return flights a week every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday between Toowoomba and Cairns, this new route opens up Melbourne and Cairns for residents of Toowoomba and their surrounding regions. Read More DESTINATION: MELBOURNE AND CAIRNS - Wellcamp Airport announces two new routes 24 December 2015 Australia’s newest airport will further open up the sky with two new domestic routes. Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport will have 10 direct return flights to Melbourne and Cairns from March 14 2016. Read More WELLCAMP WELCOMES FIRST ASIA-BOUND 747-8 23 November 2015 Cathay Pacific Airways tries Wellcamp for size with first flight of Boeing 747-8 FARMERS in one Australia’s largest agricultural basins are celebrating the inaugural international freight flight out of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport today. Darling Downs producers are sending fresh produce direct to China, the world’s biggest consumer market, on the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8 freighter out of their local airport. Read More WELLCAMP CELEBRATES ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY 17 November 2015 BRISBANE West Wellcamp Airport today (November 17) celebrates the first anniversary of its first regular passenger service. The country’s longest-serving airline, Qantas, was the first airline to service Australia’s newest port. Since it began operations late last year, the airport has had more than 4500 aircraft movements, half of these were Regular Passenger Transport. With well over 2,000 RPT flights, the airport had a similar number of charter, FIFO, and private aircraft arrivals and departures in its first year and continues to grow each month. Read More LOCAL ‘PLANE SPOTTERS’ WELCOME AT WELLCAMP 12 November 2015 The Darling Downs community will have the chance to witness history when the first Cathay Pacific 747-8 jumbo cargo plane lands at Wellcamp Airport on Monday week (November 23). Wellcamp Airport general manager Phil Gregory said it would be a major milestone for the not only the airport but the locals. “This flight is of massive significance to us as a region, the opportunities on the horizon are endless and will have huge economic and social benefits for our community,” said Mr Gregory. He said the community was welcome at the airport to see the plane land at 2.30pm and take off just over two hours later (4.45pm). Read More CATHAY PACIFIC JUMBO JETS INTO WELLCAMP AIRPORT HEADED FOR ASIA 05 November 2015 History will be made when a Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-800F lands at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba and departs for Hong Kong on November 23 this year. It will be the first time an international flight will depart from Australia’s newest airport and the first time Cathay Pacific Airways has operated a cargo service into an Australian regional centre. Read More CHARTER SERVICE FINDS NEW BASE AT AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST AIRPORT 15 May 2015 Charter flight company AERgO International has this month opened a new aircraft base at Australia’s newest airport, Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (WTB). The Queensland-owned company, which flew Gai Waterhouse into Toowoomba for the recent Weetwood racing festival, has setup an office and based its Beech 1900D twin prop, 19-seat aircraft at the airport to service increasing demand in business and leisure travel to South West Queensland. Read More WELLCAMP SECURES MORE SYDNEY SEATS 06 May 2015 Locals will have the chance to enjoy a weekend in the big smoke with QantasLink announcing two additional weekly return services Sydney today. Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport general manager Mr Phil Gregory said the extra 20 percent capacity was further indication of QantasLink’s confidence in the region. Read More THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR IT’S A BLOKE THING 01 May 2015 Australia’s longest-serving airline has ‘manned’ up for men’s health coming on board as the major sponsor of It’s A Bloke Thing’s (IABT) 2015 prostate cancer fundraising initiative. The 2015 QantasLink It’s A Bloke Thing prostate cancer luncheon was launched at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport today with organisers hoping to eclipse last year’s $1.2 million fundraising effort – the most successful daytime fundraising lunch in Australia. Read More Up, up and away – new service soars into Wellcamp 31 March 2015 First there was QantasLink, then Regional Air Express, now Australia’s newest airport has a regular weekly closed charter service that official starts today. The service run by one of Australia’s leading charter aircraft and logistics company’s - Avmin Aviation - will include three daily services in and out of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Read More AIRPORT OPERATIONAL BY FLIGHTS DELAYED 20 February 2015 Flights have been delayed at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport today due to network disruptions at other airports caused by Cyclone Marcia. Read More WELLCAMP AIRPORT CURRENTLY FULLY OPERATIONAL 19 February 2015 It’s business as usual at Toowoomba’s Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (Wellcamp Airport) despite wet weather forecast for tomorrow and across the weekend. Read More REX FLIGHTS TAKE OFF FROM BRISBANE WEST WELLCAMP 30 December 2014 Regional Express (Rex) will start services from Australia’s newest airport, Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport on January 1, 2015. The inaugural flight will arrive from Brisbane at 9:45am on Thursday, before continuing to Mount Isa along the Western 2 route. Read More World-class aviation training precinct lands on Toowoomba’s doorstep 05 December 2014 Aviation students from all over the world will soon be able to complete their professional pilot training on the Darling Downs after Toowoomba’s Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport signed an exclusive agreement with the Airline Academy of Australia (the Academy). The agreement includes collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), which will provide aspiring international aviators undergraduate and post-graduate training in conjunction with the Academy’s practical programme. Read More READY FOR TAKEOFF - FIRST PASSENGERS TAKE FLIGHT 17 November 2014 BRISBANE West Wellcamp Airport today welcomed the inaugural QantasLink flight – its first regular passenger service. The day after celebrating its 94th birthday, the country’s longest-serving airline operated inaugural flight QF 2017, out of Australia’s newest port – Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. Read More Casa Stamp For Australia’s Newest Airport 24 October 2014 TOOWOOMBA, QLD: AUSTRALIA’s peak aviation safety body has given Brisbane West Wellcamp 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 Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport as a certified aerodrome. Read More Bwwairport To Be New Hub For Regional Queensland 15 October 2014 New services are set to further cement Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWWA) as the gateway to regional Queensland following the announcement Regional Express (REX) would service the airport from January 1 2015. Read More 27,304 People Turn Out For Airport Community Open Day 29 September 2014 More than 27,304 Queenslanders flocked to Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWWA) today (28/9) to see 2014 IndyCar champ Will Power race a Cessna Mustang Citation jet down the newly-completed 2.87 kilometre runway. Read More Celebrities To Headline Airport Open Day 28/09 08 September 2014 TV personality Natalie Gruzlewski and former Australian Rugby Union footballer and Toowoomba boy Tim Horan are set to be two of the headline attractions at the Wellcamp Airport Community Open Day on Sunday 28 September. Read More Airport Takes Flight With Qantas Deal 03 September 2014 TOOWOOMBA, Wednesday September 3: Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, the country’s newest airport, and QantasLink today announced they have signed a deal to start passenger flights to the airport when it opens later this year. The landmark deal will secure 11 return flights a week to and from Sydney from November 17 and provide a Toowoomba centric schedule of double daily services Monday to Friday and daily services on the weekend. Read More Community Open Day Announced For Australia's Newest Airport 30 July 2014 In a landmark event, the gates to Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWWAirport) will be thrown open to the public on Sunday 28 September from 9.30am to 4pm in a special Community Open Day celebration to showcase Australia’s newest airport. BWW Airport General Manager Phil Gregory said the open day would be the only chance for the general public to see all areas of the airport before it goes operational later this year. Read More New Airport Opens Skies To South Western Queensland 16 July 2014 Australia’s newest airport - Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport – is opening the skies to one of Queensland’s last hidden tourism gems. Discover south western Queensland – a myriad of food and wine trails, funky festivals, roaring rodeos, natural wonders, artisan delights, luxurious escapes and fun family attractions – all delivered with authentic country hospitality. Read More Final Layer Before Take-Off For Australia's Newest Runway 01 July 2014 The final layer on Australia's newest runway at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (BWW Airport) has started. Project manager and Wagners director Denis Wagner said first 100 metres of asphalt had already been laid to cover the 2.87 kilometre jet-capable air strip. Read More EVENTS SET TO SOAR WITH NEW AIRPORT 21 May 2014 Airport developer and local businessman, John Wagner, has called on local tourism operators and businesses to expect more national events, like the FKG Tour of Toowoomba National Road Series Event, coming to the region. “With the new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport opening later this year, we have an enormous opportunity on our doorstep to attract more headline tourism and sporting events to our region,” Mr Wagner said. Read More WELLCAMP SCORES WEBCKE AS LATEST AIRPORT AMBASSADOR 16 May 2014 One of Queensland’s favourite sporting greats has thrown his weight behind one of Australia’s most exciting new projects – The Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, near Toowoomba. Former Brisbane Broncos player Shane Webcke, who grew up and lives on the Darling Downs, will join ranks with Australian Netball Captain Laura Geitz as an ambassador for the new jet-capable airport, which is set to open towards the end of the year. Read More NATIONAL RETAILERS EXPECTED AT AUSTRALIA'S NEWEST AIRPORT IN TOOWOOMBA 25 February 2014 The developer of the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba, Queensland, is calling for expressions of interest for retail and hospitality leasees at the airport, which is due to open towards the end of the year. Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport general manager Mr Phil Gregory said the terminal precinct had already attracted interest from national food chains and some of Australia’s most prominent car rental companies. “We have received substantial inquires from some major food outlets regarding the airport terminal and expect to have more formal commitments in the coming months” explained Mr Gregory. Read More BYPASS CREATES TWO AIRPORT OPTIONS 31 January 2014 Brisbane’s western suburbs residents will soon have a choice of two airports for their Queensland-based and interstate travel. The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) – which today got the final green light – will make travelling time to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport virtually the same as the drive to Brisbane Airport. Read More AWARD-WINNING CONCRETE POURED FOR AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST AIRPORT TERMINAL 14 January 2014 CONSTRUCTION on Australia’s newest airport terminal at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport - is underway with the first concrete pour scheduled for tomorrow (January 15). Wellcamp Airport will be the first airport in the world to feature the Wagner Group’s award-winning Earth Friendly Concrete when about 35 cubic metres of the low carbon, cement-free geopolymer concrete is poured on site. Airport developer Denis Wagner said EFC was the lowest carbon concrete produced in the world and contained one of the highest levels of sulphate and chloride resistance. “EFC will be used in the taxiways, apron and runaway,” he said. Read More WELLCAMP AIRPORT SET FOR SANTA 23 December 2013 SANTA STOP HERE: Clearing the runway for sleighs and reindeers, Toowoomba's Wellcamp Airport construction team will down tools this Monday (23/12) for a well-earned Christmas break. Wellcamp Airport General Manager Phil Gregory congratulated the team for their tireless efforts throughout the year with construction on track for the airport to be fully operational by late 2014. Read More CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON WELLCAMP AIRPORT TERMINAL 18 December 2013 CONSTRUCTION on Australia’s newest airport terminal - Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport - is expected to start in the next few weeks. The multi-million-dollar project, developed by the Wagner family, will feature a 2.87km runway with passenger jet capabilities and world class airport terminal and business park with the first flights expected in September 2014. Wagners Chairman John Wagner said terminal plans, designed by Canberra-based Guida Moseley Brown (GMB) Architects, had been approved by the Toowoomba Regional Council. Read More WELLCAMP AIRPORT SET TO USE AWARD-WINNING CONRETE 29 November 2013 NOT only will Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport be the first public, privately built Australian airport in almost 50 years, it will also be the only airport in the world to feature the award-winning, earth-friendly concrete (EFC). Airport developers and concrete and logistics company Wagners’ (EFC) product has won the Australian Innovation Challenge’s professional category: Manufacturing and Hi-tech Design. One of Wagners directors, Joe Wagner said it was an honour... Read More CLEAR SKIES AHEAD FOR WELLCAMP AIRPORT 27 November 2013 TOOWOOMBA’S WELLCAMP AIRPORT General Manager Phil Gregory, today (27/11) welcomed the support of the Department of Defence in finalising the airspace surrounding the airport and the Oakey Army Aviation Centre. Mr Gregory said the airport had been in close discussions with Defence and Airservices Australia for several months as part of a special working group led by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. “We are delighted that a practical outcome has been reached that satisfies all parties involved,” Mr Gregory said... Read More AIRPORT HITS A HIGH NOTE WITH THE LOCALS 25 November 2013 Organisers of Wellcamp Airport’s first open day were literally ‘blown’ away by the number of locals who turned up to check out their new airport. Initially about 10,000 people were expected at yesterday’s event but more than 18,000 attended. Wellcamp Airport general manager Phil Gregory said yesterday’s event was a huge success... Read More COUNTRY STARS SET TO SING AT WELLCAMPAIRPORT OPEN DAY 20 November 2013 Country music sensations Tania Kernaghan and Amber Lawrence will make special guest appearances in Toowoomba this weekend for the Wellcamp Airport Open Day on Sunday November 24. For Tania Kernaghan, it will be a particularly special occasion as the patron of Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer Event – Angel Flight is the chosen charity for Sunday’s event.... Read More GEITZ BOUNCES INTO NEW AIRPORT ROLE – AS WELLCAMP AIRPORT’S FIRST AMBASSADOR 18 November 2013 One of Australia’s leading sporting identities, netballer Laura Geitz, is the new face of Wellcamp Airport. The appointment also coincides with the announcement Laura is a 2013 Queensland Sports Star of the Year finalist... Read More AIRLINES ON BOARD FOR OPEN DAY 15 November 2013 A handful of Australia’s leading airlines have thrown their support behind Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport Open Day on November 24. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Skytrans and Alliance will have a strong presence at the open day which is expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors... Read More GATES OPEN AS RUNWAY TAKES FLIGHT 11 November 2013 A handful of Australia’s leading airlines have thrown their support behind Wellcamp Airport’s Open Day on November 24. Qantas, Virgin Australia, Skytrans and Alliance will have a strong presence at the open day which is expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors. Wellcamp Airport spokesman Denis Wagner, says... Read More




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