Australia Airports Association 2011


The work done by Airbiz Aviation Strategies on the innovative Qantas Next Generation Check-In Project has been judged as Australia’s airport corporate project of the year at the Australian Airports Association (AAA) prestigious National Airport Industry Awards, held in Brisbane last night.

 “Qantas next generation check-in has proven to be a real game changer introducing a seamless automated check-in process”, said AAA Executive Director, Caroline Wilkie.

 “This project is a wonderful demonstration of the depth of experience that Australian companies engaged in airport development can bring not only to Australia, but to the world stage.

 “Airbiz was commissioned to undertake this project by Qantas in order to reduce waiting times by providing travellers with automated technology allowing them to check-in faster than ever before.

 “Airbiz undertook strategic planning for the development of the concept, passenger flow analysis, functional terminal design and passenger simulation modeling.

 “This analysis enabled the development of selfp-service bag drop, automated check-in kiosks, Q Bag Tags and Q card Check-In.

 “The works completed by Airbiz on behalf of Qantas were both innovative and imaginative.

 With over thirty years experience in the aviation industry, Airbiz is an Australian based consultancy which has completed over 2000 projects and studies in 45 countries. The team comprises airport and terminal planners, business analysts, project facilitators and simulation specialists.

 This is a new award to recognise excellence amongst the AAA’s corporate membership.

The award was accepted by Greg Fordham, Managing Director, Airbiz.

Media Contact: 

Karlee Holland, Communications Manager, Australian Airports Association

Phone: 02 6230 1110 or

Background: The Australian Airports Association is the nation’s peak airport body which annually holds the National Airport Industry awards annually. The awards recognise excellence at airports of various sizes as well as individuals who have made a significant contribution to the industry.  The awards were presented in Brisbane on Tuesday 14 November.

George Lazenkas, John McArdle of Adelaide Airport, Greg Fordham with AAA Corporate Airport Project of the Year award