Newcastle Airport’s CEO, Dr Peter Cock has challenged the Hunter business community to Go Smarter and make Newcastle Airport their point A when considering travel for business.
This week a new education piece has been launched into the market. In an unprecedented investment into the Hunter community by Newcastle Airport, the piece has the aim of showcasing just how easy, quick, smart, and – in many cases – more affordable it is for locals to start their travel, be it for a domestic or international business trip, from Newcastle Airport.
“The Go Smarter campaign is about re-educating the Hunter’s business people that it’s smarter for business to use Newcastle Airport as their point A,” Peter said.
“By choosing Newcastle Airport as your point A, it is possible to fly interstate for business and be home in time for dinner.
“This challenge isn’t about asking the local business community to simply use Newcastle Airport when you fly, but to rethink how you travel and to use your local airportt to its full potential—you really can connect to the world from Newcastle Airport.
“Hunter businesses have been conditioned into thinking that if you’re taking a meeting interstate, bringing delegates to the Hunter, or going overseas for business, you’re resigned to spending hours driving the M1 and dealing with city traffic. Starting from Newcastle Airportmakes good business sense when you consider our affordable and convenient parking options.
Peter said that when you factor in all travel costs involved in making the trek southbound – the two-and-a-half hour drive, the tolls and potential accidents on the road – it is faster to use Newcastle Airport as a travel starting point.
“Choosing Newcastle Airport as your point A for business means you can enjoy fast check-in,park at the door, and have more time to check emails or review work on the go. In the departures lounge, the recent addition of 241 smart seats that include charge points for all ofyour devices makes business travel even easier,” Peter said.
“If you’re flying with Virgin Australia or QantasLink, you can check your bags in here at Newcastle and they will meet you at your final destination, be it Adelaide, Perth oreven LA, Auckland, or Singapore. That’s not just convenient; it’s smart.”
The campaign’s message is designed to get the Hunter business community to think about smart travel for business and personal trips domestically and internationally.
IMAGE | Newcastle Airport is challenging the Hunter business community to Go Smarter.
Newcastle Airport is a significant gateway into NSW and the Hunter. As a major transport hub it is critical to economic and social infrastructure and its planned and managed growth has helped underpin the continued prosperity of the Hunter.