Avalon Airport is ‘Flying made Easy’’ aimed at offering passengers a convenient, uncomplicated and time-efficient service through ‘pocket-friendly’ fares.
Avalon Airport is based on an ‘affordability and convenience’ business model.
Established in 1997, and offering Jetstar flights since 2004, Avalon Airport believes it has been consistently recording highest load factors in the industry. It has been recording an average load factor of 93% achieved through a balanced mix of good on-time performance by Jetstar and consistent quality of customer service and customer experience at the airport, coupled with smart fares. As part of its aggressive future outlook, Avalon Airport is aiming to increase airlines, destinations and frequency of flights both nationally and Internationally.
Avalon Airport is owned by the Linfox Group, who have been in the forefront of corporate Australia for over 50 years. Today, the Group is broadly diversified in several growth industries covering freight, logistics and aviation and has consistently emerged as a market leader in every field they have entered. The Linfox Group also owns Essendon Airport, Luna Park, and Phillip Island Race-track, in addition to Linfox Logistics and Armaguard. The Linfox Group has earned a reputation as one of the most successful businesses in Australia.
Avalon Airport was founded in 1952, when the Commonwealth purchased 4,333 acres to enable the construction and testing of the Canberra Jet Bomber Aircraft.
Since then, Avalon Airport has played a key role in Australia’s aerospace industry.
In early 1997, Linfox purchased Avalon Airport from the Commonwealth.
At the time, the airport was largely vacant, and only 150 people were employed at the facility on a full-time basis.
Today, under private ownership, around 1,000 people are employed full-time at Avalon Airport, with hundreds more in downstream industries supporting Avalon’s operations. In less than a decade, Avalon Airport has established itself as a major employment and economic centre of the Melbourne – Geelong corridor.
Since taking over Avalon Airport, Linfox has invested many millions in upgrading the airport’s facilities and infrastructure.
On 1 June 2004, the first Jetstar passengers at Avalon used the Arrivals Terminal, Departures Terminal, a 900-space car park and all the infrastructure required to accommodate commercial airline passengers.