Australia's Newest Airport
Wagner Corporation entered into the aviation market in 2014 through the development of Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB). Constructed over 19 months and 11 days from 2012-2014 it is the first major greenfield public airport development in Australia in over 50 years, and the first privately funded airport in the country.
Billed as the country’s greenest airport due to the use of Wagners EFC, this one project alone saved some 6,600 tonnes of CO² emission by using a geopolymer cement in place of conventional cement-based concrete in 51,000 m² of heavy duty pavements, the turning node, foundations, wall panels and civil works.
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is the gateway airport for Toowoomba and the Darling Downs and provides interstate, intrastate and international connectivity for the region. With 60+ weekly passenger flights and an boasting the only scheduled weekly international freighter service in Queensland, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is a catalyst for economic development.
In September 2018 Qantas announced Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport as the first of two sites for the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. Based within Wellcamp Business Park, the Academy will provide accommodation and training facilities for up to 250 students at full capacity.
2012 - 2014: Airport is constructed over 19 months.
2014: Operations commence (22 Qantas passenger services p/week to Sydney)
2015: Regional Express commences passenger services to Western Queensland
2015: Winner AAA Large Regional Airport of the Year
2015: Winner AAA Airport Innovation & Infrastructure Development Award
2015: Cathay Pacific Cargo undertakes the first freighter flight between Toowoomba and Hong Kong. This is also the first international flight from WTB.
2016: Airnorth commences passenger services with an inaugural flight to Cairns
2016: Qantas operates the first international passenger flight to China (TSBE Access China)
2016: Cathay Pacific Cargo commence the only weekly, scheduled cargo service in Queensland via WTB
2016: Australian Government includes Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport in the Regional Package as a Regional International Gateway
2016: Restricted Use International Designation granted by the Australian Government
2017: Winner AAA Innovation and Excellence Award - Commercial
2018: Winner AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Excellence Award in the Construction, Infrastructure and Natural Resources category
2019: Winner Toowoomba and Darling Downs Business Disability Award – Access and Innovation Award
2019: Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport named as location for a Regional Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) Press Release here