Economic impact

Economic impact of Newcastle Airport

Every three years since 2005, Newcastle Airport has undertaken an economic impact study. Each study has confirmed the Airport's role as one of the region's key economic and employment hubs, contributing millions annually to Hunter households and the Hunter economy.

  2005 2008 2011 2014
$ million Jobs $ million Jobs $ million Jobs $ million Jobs
Airport operation $79.5 404 $283 2,234 $633 858 $855.9 1,485
Visitor spend / tourism $124 1,580 $150.5 894 $253.8 3,079 $304.6 1,755
Construction (based on $17 million) $19.2 174 $32 150 $73 186 $33 106
TOTAL $222.7 2,158 $465.5 3,278 $828 4,123 $1,193.5 3,346
Total passengers 757,145 1,145,607 1,189,040 1,189,683
Download the economic impact assessment reports:

Economic impact assessment 2005 Economic impact assessment 2005 (1916 KB)


Economic impact assessment 2008 Economic impact assessment 2008 (188 KB)


Economic impact assessment 2011 Economic impact assessment 2011 (91 KB)


Economic impact assessment 2014 Economic impact assessment 2014 (1806 KB)



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