The Victorian State Government has announced that Avalon Airport will open to general avaition to offset the closure of Grovedale Airport in Geelong.
Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings welcomed the new arrangement, saying that the addition of general aviation would complement plans underway to grow domestic and international services. The airport is currently in the process of completing the master plan which will outline the vision and future development of the airport over the next 20 years. Avalon Airport currently provides domestic services to many Australian cities.
To accommodate the additional activity, Avalon Airport has developed a system whereby general aviation will be encouraged to operate during “Circuit Training Periods” – times when airlines are not scheduled to fly.
These Circuit Training Periods will ensure general aviation traffic will not impact on the airline traffic.
Aircraft operators can choose to base their aircraft at Avalon Airport, or simply use Avalon Airport as required. Discounts on aeronautical charges will apply to operations within the Circuit Training Period.
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