Airport to build international flights


Canberra Airport’s looking at new ways to bring greater international flights to the national capital.
Airport officials say a new access road to the north of the airport and a freight operation will be part of a pitch to Singapore Airlines to re-start flights to Canberra.
The Airport’s chief executive Steven Byron says the carrier has previously made it clear to officials,  such an access road is crucial to freight operations.
He says Canberra airport does not have a curfew and there are no slot requirements so it’s a great alternative to Sydney.
The freight proposal was part of the airport’s master plan from 2014 and was back on the agenda for 2020 with a view to begin operations in 2028, if successful.
A pitch is already in the works for Singapore to consider a direct flight plan with Canberra.

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