Over the years Newcastle Airport has been recognised for its contribution to the business and tourism industry. The Airport was named the 2005 Regional Airport of the Year by the Australian Airports Association; a significant achievement as this award is judged by airport peers and was timely recognition of the Airport's major terminal development.

More recently, Newcastle Airport was the proud recipient of the Gold Award in the Specialised Tourism Services Category at the 2011 Australian Tourism Awards. A national award that recognised the Airport's commitment to tourism in the region.

Tourist Award

2011 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Presented in 2012

Newcastle Airport won the Gold Award in the Specialised Tourism Services category at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held in Cairns.

Having won the award at state level, the national awards pitted the Airport against the winners from the states and territories.

The Airport was recognised as a significant gateway to the Hunter region, and as a major transport hub, critical to the economic and social infrastructure of the Hunter.

Tourist Award

2011 NSW Tourism Awards WINNER

Newcastle Airport won the Gold Award in the Specialised Tourism Services category at the prestigious 2011 NSW Tourism Awards.

The Airport was recognised for enhancing the visitor experience and working closely with local tourism. As a gateway to some diverse tourism experiences - including Port Stephens, Newcastle, the Hunter Valley Wine Country and the Central Coast - Newcastle Airport was acknowledged as a vibrant tourism partner that develops inbound marketing partnerships with local businesses and airlines to encourage tourism growth.

This award came just two days after Newcastle Airport was presented the Major Airport of the Year Award by the Australian Airports Association.

Newcastle Airport represented NSW at the Tourism Australia Awards held in Cairns in March 2012.

Tourist Award

2011 Australian Airports Association National Airport Industry Awards WINNER

The Australian Airports Association's (AAA) prestigious National Airport Industry Awards are the only industry-recognised awards of their type and acknowledge leadership and excellence in Australian Aviation and airport management.

Newcastle Airport was awarded Major Airport of the year in 2011 in recognition of our Airport Schools Program.

Tourist Award

2011 Hunter Business Awards WINNER

Newcastle Airport's Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Rebecca Wilson was presented the Young Achiever award at the Hunter Business Awards and also qualified for the state awards as a category winner. Rebecca was recongised for her efforts in campaigning to boost domestic tourism visitation to Newcastle and the Hunter region.

Newcastle Airport won the Specialised Tourism Services award, and was subsequently inducted into the hall of fame after winning this award for the third consecutive year.

Previous Awards

Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards – WINNER Young Achiever in Tourism, awarded to Newcastle Airport's Marketing Communications Coordinator, Rebecca Wilson, for her facilitation of campaigns with Tourism NSW, Jetstar, and Gold Coast Airport.


Hunter and Central Coast Tourism Awards – WINNER Specialised Tourism Services, inducted into the Hall of Fame after winning this category for three consecutive years.


Hunter Business Awards – WINNER Outstanding Customer Service via Volunteer Ambassador team, customer-focussed Operations and Information Desk, roll-out of a Customer Service Policy.


Hunter Business Awards – FINALIST Business Achievement in recognition of the free-of-charge Schools Program


NSW Tourism Awards – WINNER Specialised Tourism Services


Hunter Tourism Awards – WINNER Specialised Tourism category


Hunter Business Awards – WINNER Contribution to the region.


HFastest Growing Awards – WINNER Transport category for development of infrastructure to drive sustainable growth.

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