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New Body Scanner for Passenger Screening at Coffs Harbour Airport

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December 2020: Amendments to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations have required the installation of a new Body Scanner at Coffs Harbour Airports screening point.

The new Body Scanner uses millimetre wave technology to look for items that may be prohibited from air travel.

Coffs Harbour Airport Manager Glenn Robinson said “it does not penetrate the body and does not detect gender, but is sensitive enough to identify items such as tissues, notes (currency) and handkerchiefs.

“To ensure the fastest progression through the screening point passengers should remove all loose items, including belts, prior to their initial screening.

“We thank all our passengers and visitors for continued cooperation as we meet our regulatory obligations and further enhance aviation security.”

The Body Scanner installation was completed by Coffs Harbour City Council, with support from the Australian Governments Regional Airports Screening Infrastructure (RASI) Program.

 

Coffs Attracts More Qantas Flights

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November 2020: Flying from Coffs to Sydney and back on the same day is finally possible again with Qantas recently adding extra services to the route.

“Qantas are now offering 14 flights a week including a new 6.30am departure on select days. This is the first time since before the pandemic that we’ve been able to offer an early flight to Sydney,” said Coffs Harbour Airport Manager Glenn Robinson.

“The early departure means that once again you can go to Sydney and back in a day – perfect for business travel, a medical appointment, or simply to catch up with family and friends you haven’t seen in a while.”

Passengers can travel with confidence knowing there are COVIDSafe measures in place at Coffs Harbour Airport. Travellers will be asked to:

  • Maintain 1.5m social distancing;
  • Use the hand sanitiser stations provided;
  • Take note of the COVID-19 related signage and broadcasts;
  • Refrain from travelling at all if you are feeling unwell; and
  • Make use of the COVIDSafe App.

Flights are available to book now. You can view the flight schedules via www.coffsharbourairport.com.au/schedules

Additional flights between Sydney and Coffs with Qantas

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In response to demand Qantas have scheduled an additional 3 flights per week from Sydney to Coffs Harbour from 14th June 2020 onwards.

This brings the total Qantas flights between Sydney and Coffs Harbour to 5 per week, from 14th June.

The flying days vary. For further information on flights, prices and availability, visit

www.qantas.com

and for Coffs Harbour Airport updates, visit

www.coffsharbourairport.com.au    and    www.facebook.com/coffsharbourairport

Contact – Glenn Robinson, Airport Manager, Coffs Harbour Airport. 

Mobile 0449 517 574

 

 

Coffs Harbour Airport – Air Services Update

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With assistance from the Commonwealth Government’s $198 million Regional Air Network Assistance Package, twice-weekly air services between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane have been reinstated by Fly Corporate.

Each Wednesday and Friday, Fly Corporate departs Coffs Harbour at 09.25 am for Brisbane (via Armidale) arriving at 11.25 am. The direct return flight service departs Brisbane at 08.00 am arriving at 09.00 am into Coffs Harbour.

Coffs Harbour airport manager, Glenn Robinson said, “It is fantastic to see Fly Corporate back in the air. With the support of the Commonwealth Government, we now have reliable schedules for those that have a legitimate need to travel to and from the region”.

As on the ground, travelling by air requires airlines to implement Covid-19 social distancing principles. This means that not every seat on each flight is available for purchase as passengers are seated apart throughout the cabin.

Pat Conaghan, MP for Cowper said, “The Commonwealth Government recognises the need for air services to be maintained to connect regional Australia to major capitals for medical testing, freight, supplies and essential personnel. Coffs Harbour is one of the country’s major regional economic, educational and medical hubs on north coast New South Wales and it is imperative we keep this and other regional air routes open”.

In addition to Corporate Air services between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane, QantasLink operates twice-weekly flights to and from Sydney each Friday and Monday.

Despite the significant drop in air traffic, Coffs Harbour Airport continues to be maintained and operated to the required regulatory standard.

For further information on flights, prices and availability, visit

www.flycorporate.com.au  and  www.qantas.com

and for Coffs Harbour Airport updates, visit

www.coffsharbourairport.com.au    and    www.facebook.com/coffsharbourairport

Contact – Glenn Robinson, Airport Manager, Coffs Harbour Airport. 

Mobile 0449 517 574

 

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FLY CORPORATE RESUMING FLIGHTS 4TH MAY

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Fly Corporate has entered into a Grant Agreement with the Federal Government to provide a minimum weekly schedule from Monday 4 May 2020 to the regional ports it serviced prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the Fly Corporate press release please click here which includes the updated Coffs Harbour flight schedule.

$10 MILLION TO KICK-START COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT ENTERPRISE PARK

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Airport Enterprise Park

The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction of the Coffs Harbour Airport Enterprise Park today after the Coalition Government delivered $10 million for the project.

Federal Member for Cowper Pat Conaghan said the multi-use enterprise park, owned by Coffs Harbour City Council, would encourage businesses to relocate to Coffs over the long-term and provide opportunities for existing enterprises to expand and prosper.

“Investing $10 million in this great enterprise precinct will see its roads, drainage and services built so that business tenants can take up a position in the 98-lot development,” Mr Conaghan said.
“This new enterprise park, along with other major improvements our Federal and State Governments are delivering such as the Coffs bypass, will help to set up our city for the future.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, who visited Coffs Harbour today, said the funding was another example of the Nationals in Government delivering for regional communities.

“This investment will create jobs throughout the North Coast during the construction of roads, drainage, water, sewer, electricity supply and telecommunications services, landscaping, street lighting and earthworks at the 43-hectare site,” Mr McCormack said.

Coffs Harbour City Council provided initial funds towards the $25 million project after the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel approved the Enterprise Park’s Development Application in July 2017.

Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight said the Enterprise Park will boost the local economy and establish another sustainable economic asset for the community. “With the ink now dry on the Grant Funding Agreement, this is an exciting time for the city. The new Enterprise Park is targeted at bringing new businesses, new opportunities, new families and new jobs into the region,” Ms Knight said.

The Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund has so far provided 17 grants of $10 million or more to councils and organisations throughout Australia for transformational projects that support economic growth.

This project will construct the full 98 leased lot development on 43 hectares of vacant land strategically located next to the busy Coffs Harbour Airport. For more information on the Regional Growth Fund visit the website.

COFFS HARBOUR AIRPORT – CHANGES TO APPROACH PROCEDURES

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Airservices will make changes to approach procedures for aircraft arriving to Coffs Harbour Airport from 18 July 2019.

Why are the changes necessary?

Since 2007, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has encouraged its members to implement approach procedures with vertical (straight up and down) guidance to improve safety for aircraft arriving to and landing at airports.

One way to do this is to make it possible for aircraft to use Baro-VNAV technology.

Baro-VNAV is a technology available on most modern aircraft. It allows aircraft to land more smoothly, without using ground based navigation equipment. It also reduces the workload for pilots and decreases their reliance on visual assessments, making landing safer.

The introduction of Baro-NAV technology requires a number of minor changes to existing arrival procedures at Coffs Harbour Airport.

What is going to change?

For more information on the changes please see the Fact Sheet – Coffs Harbour Approach Procedures Changes under Resources.

How can I get more information?

For general information on flight path changes, contact the Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS) on:

  • 1800 802 584 (free call)
  • 131 450 (interpreter service)

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