The Gladstone Observer has reported that Gladstone Airport was recently announced as the winner of the coveted "Regional Airport of the Year" award for airports servicing 50,000 to 499,000 passengers.
Gladstone Airport beat out airports in Albury, Geraldton, Emerald and Mt Isa to win the award.
The Australian Airports Association's (AAA) National Airport Industry Awards were announced last week in Brisbane.
Councilor Clyde Cameron was there to accept the honour and said the award was great recognition for the airport and the recent Council upgrade. The airport upgrade included an upgrade of the runway pavements to B737/A320 capability, terminal works and passenger and checked bag screening.
AAA executive director Caroline Wilkie said the major upgrade at Gladstone Airport was a planning success story.
Meanwhile, Council has announced new measures to be implemented to limit night time aircraft noise at Gladstone Airport.
Commercial and charter airline operators will need to seek Gladstone Regional Council approval before scheduling any flights outside of the current Gladstone Airport operating schedule - 6.45am to 7.45pm.
Councillors last week voted unanimously to implement measures to limit night time aircraft noise at the airport.
Council stated that the control measures were required - without the need to impose a formal curfew - in response to regional growth and record passenger movements at Gladstone Airport.
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