The Aviation Attraction Fund was created to accelerate NSW’s Road to Recovery, by building aviation capacity to the state through securing routes to drive significant economic and social benefits.
The fund was open to all domestic and international airlines servicing the state or planning to service the state.
The Aviation Attraction Fund included the following three streams:
- Stream 1 - Sydney International Route Support
Targeted and new airlines operating international routes into Sydney were eligible to apply, with opportunities assessed based on Business Case and alignment to Fund criteria. All applications were required to be supported and jointly funded by Sydney Airport.
- Stream 2 - Regional NSW Domestic and International Route Support
This was a contestable fund open to all international and domestic routes servicing NSW. Routes were assessed on the Business Case and alignment to Fund criteria. All applications for this stream were required to be supported and jointly funded by a regional NSW airport.
- Stream 3 - NSW Contestable Fund
This was a contestable fund to supplement or fund opportunities that did not qualify for stream 1 or 2. All applications were assessed based on the Business Case and alignment to Destination NSW criteria. Airlines applying for funding in this stream were required to match funding (cash or value in kind), either directly from the airline or through the airline’s trade partners.
The Aviation Attraction Fund closed on 30 June 2023.