AVISTRA has completed a range of work for both capital city and regional airports.  Each piece of works gives us the opportunity to deepen our knowledge and experience, ensuring that our clients benefit from our immersion in the industry.

Darwin International Airport 

Airport Development Group chose AVISTRA to develop a comprehensive air freight strategy which would guide aviation development, property and airport planning with regards to the commercial and operational needs of air freight development at Darwin International Airport.


AVISTRA engaged with stakeholders such as exporters and importers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, cargo terminal operators, handling providers and airlines to determine the level of capability and sophistication within the air cargo value chain and the various commercial drivers and opportunities.   

Detailed analysis of trade, economic and transport data sets, government policy, and  strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis provided the rigour which underpinned the development of a comprehensive Air Freight Strategy for the airport.  

"AVISTRA demonstrated their expertise in the field of air cargo development and provided Airport Development Group with insights and strategy recommendations that exceeded expectations."

Allan Woo 

Aviation Development Manager 

Airport Development Group 


Gladstone Airport 

Gladstone Airport Corporation chose AVISTRA and AEC to provide advice around the potential for air freight at the airport, particularly with discussion around the possible re-routing of inland rail to the Gladstone Port.  AVISTRA worked with AEC to deliver a comprehensive analysis of the opportunity from an economics, commercial and operational point of view, supporting strategy development with deep market intelligence.

"It’s important when finding a consultant, that they have the appropriate skills and knowledge of your own industry, any ‘ticks on the board’ is an added advantage’.


AVISTRA brings many years of experience with a team that has not only the skills and knowledge, but also the results to prove their understanding of the aviation industry.


I have had the pleasure of working with Keith and Sara over the years and they have always brought with them foresight, innovation and a clear understanding of the needs of the industry. Most recently, we engaged with AVISTRA to determine the market for Air Freight in our region, as an inclusion of our recovery from COVID-19.


AVISTRA’s pragmatic approach, engagement and exceptional understanding of not only the local region, but the air freight logistics and process, was exceptional. Sara’s own personal journey in Wellcamp identified her learnings and forward thinking.


This dynamic team, has the energy and strength to help identify areas for improvement and development.


They are a great support mechanism and only a phone call away."


Mark Cachia

Chief Executive Officer

Gladstone Airport Corporation


Bundaberg Regional Council

Bundaberg Regional Council engaged AVISTRA to conduct an air freight pre-feasibility study for Bundaberg Regional Airport.  While there had been a long term interest in developing air freight services for the surrounding community and economies, some rigour was required to uncover what value this might add for the community and whether it was likely to be commercially sustainable. 

AVISTRA engaged with stakeholders in the community and along the air cargo value chain, delving deeply into regional trade statistics to deliver recommendations for Council which were supported by rigorous analysis and a detailed understanding of how the air cargo system works. 


"Bundaberg Regional Council awarded the Tender 1056 to AVISTRA to undertake an Air Freight Prefeasibility for the Bundaberg Regional Airport.  Led by one of AVISTRA’s Director’s, Sara Hales, provided a thorough and detailed service from start to finish.  The company’s experience in this area along with their understanding of the projects’ objectives ensured that the final document met and went beyond Council’s expectations.  Attention to detail, timeliness and effective communication was evident throughout the project.  We would highly recommend AVISTRA’s services for any organisation / company seeking a professional aviation consulting company to assist them with their project. " 


Helen Swanson  

Industry Investment Advisor 
Strategic Projects & Economic Development  

Bundaberg Regional Council 


Tamworth Regional Airport

Tamworth Regional Council chose AVISTRA  to conduct an air freight pre- feasibility study for Tamworth Regional Airport and to provide advice around the various commercial opportunities which might be a good fit for the airport moving forwards.  AVISTRA took a detailed look at the various air cargo opportunities and the competitive threat posed by projects like Western Sydney Airport, as well as a broad look at how aviation and airport opportunities are changing, and was able to make a series of suggestions which will allow Tamworth Regional Airport to leverage its strengths to remain relevant, and to grow, in a rapidly changing environment.