This Deloitte Access Economics study has examined the economic contribution of Australia’s airports and their pivotal role in facilitating tourism, linking regions, and promoting social inclusion.
The Australian Airports Association engaged Deloitte Access Economics to update the economic and social contribution study of the airport industry that was previously undertaken in 2012. The primary aim of this study is to provide the Australian Airports Association with an up to date picture of the economic and social contribution that the airport sector makes to the Australian economy and community.
The study examines the significant role of Australia’s network of airports in connecting communities, facilitating economic activities, and promoting social inclusion. It highlights the range of commercial activities that are typically supported by the presence and operation of airports.
Australia’s network of airports, across major urban centres and regional areas, form an integral part of the national economic infrastructure and are critical to connecting communities and enhancing broader economic performance. Perhaps more than almost any other country, Australia relies on an efficient and reliable aviation sector and airport network for its citizens to remain physically ‘in touch’ with each other and the rest of the world. Indeed, it is now conceivable that Australians can fly from any population centre to any other country in around 24 hours or less.
This study has examined the economic contribution of Australia’s airports and their pivotal role in enhancing central aspects of national business performance, linking regions and promoting social inclusion.
In the main, these developments showcase the responsiveness of airport operators to changes in the marketplace and their ability to support businesses and travellers who are becoming increasingly reliant on air services
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