A ROYAL visit to Dubbo Airport and the introduction of international flights in Newcastle will be on the agenda at a conference in Tamworth.
The Australian Airports Association will host its state division meeting at the recently completed $3.9 million Tamworth Airport facilities this week.
Delegates will also discuss Narrabri Shire Airport's master planning process and Scone Regional Airport's warbird museum.
Almost 40 members from across the state will be attending to talk about the issues that affect the industry, AAA chief executive officer Caroline Wilkie said.
"We are looking forward to a packed agenda this week as members share their insights on how airports across the state are identifying growth opportunities for their regions and planning for the future," she said.
“It is also a fantastic opportunity to make use of Tamworth Airport’s new function facilities, which I am sure will be a great asset for the community in attracting events and meetings to the region.”
It's an exciting opportunity to host industry representatives, Tamworth Regional Council mayor Col Murray said.
"This event is the first of many we can see making use of the new function room built as part of the recently completed upgrade," he said.
“It is a project which will ensure we are able to meet future travel demand and business growth opportunities.
"Our airport is a key community asset which delivers major economic benefits to the Tamworth region through business and tourism travel and as a hub for the local aviation industry.”