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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for aviation businesses
Find assistance for the aviation sector, including:
- relief from a range of taxes and government charges including:
- aviation fuel excise
- Airservices Australia charges on domestic airline operations
- domestic and regional aviation security charges
- funding for domestic commercial airlines to continue services to regional and remote locations
- financial support for smaller regional airlines to continue providing essential air links
- the Domestic Passenger Journey Protocol to ensure safety for employees and passengers during COVID-19.
Queensland's extensive aviation network offers services to support a range of industries.
Tourism and commercial services
Tourism and commercial services include charter planes, and international and domestic airlines. Learn more about the Queensland Tourism Aviation Blueprint to 2016 (PDF, 665KB).
Airports, cargo and freight
Queensland's airports provide services for both passengers and freight. Major airports in Queensland include:
- Brisbane Airport
- Gold Coast Airport
- Cairns Airport
- Townsville Airport.
Smaller airports are also located in regional areas throughout the state.
Because Queensland covers an extensive area and has a population that is dispersed throughout regional and remote areas as well as major cities, aviation is essential. The contracted air services network throughout western and northern Queensland gives remote communities year-round access to essential business, educational, medical and cultural services in larger centres. These services reduce the social and economic isolation of rural and remote Queenslanders.
Learn more about contracted air services.
Aviation services are supported by Queensland's aviation and aerospace manufacturing industry.
- Read about investing in Queensland's defence industry.
- Last reviewed: 28 Jun 2013
- Last updated: 17 Sep 2020