BRISBANE’S AIRLINE WIN
BRISBANE is gearing up to welcome more than 1, 200 delegates from over 230 airlines across the world when it hosts the 145th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference from 12-15 Nov 2019 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The win was achieved through joint efforts from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Brisbane Marketing, Tourism Australia, Tourism and Events Queensland, and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
“There is enormous competition for airlines to secure the best “slots” at key airports and with Brisbane’s new runway coming on line in 2020, now is the time for airlines to be securing highly sought-after peak time slots to enhance and grow their operations,” said BAC ceo Gert-Jan de Graaff.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the conference “once again demonstrated Brisbane’s new world city status”.
“This significant aviation conference perfectly aligns with the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan for economic growth by furthering our focus on securing more direct air routes, building our visitor economy and hosting more high-calibre business events,” Quirk said.
Following the Routes Asia Forum held in Brisbane early this year, the conference is one of IATA’s largest events bringing airlines and airports together to negotiate slots that will give them the best schedule to offer their passengers.
The conference will contribute more than $2.3 million into the Queensland economy.
Registration for IATA conference will open in Aug 2019 and further info will be available via www.iata.org/slotconference.