Albany Airport (Western Australia)

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Albany Airport
Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport
Albany Airport Enterance.jpg
Albany Airport entrance
IATA: ALHICAO: YABA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Albany
Serves Albany, Western Australia, Australia
Elevation AMSL 233 ft / 71 m
Coordinates 34°56′36″S 117°48′32″E / 34.94333°S 117.80889°E / -34.94333; 117.80889Coordinates: 34°56′36″S 117°48′32″E / 34.94333°S 117.80889°E / -34.94333; 117.80889
Map
YABA is located in Western Australia
YABA
YABA
Location in Western Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,800 5,906 Asphalt
05/23 1,096 3,596 Gravel
Statistics (2010-11[1])
Passengers 56,002
Aircraft movements 1,810
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2]
Passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Albany Airport (IATA: ALHICAO: YABA) is an airport serving in Albany, Western Australia.[2] It is located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest of Albany just off Albany Highway and operated by the City of Albany.[2]

Also known as Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport, it is the largest airport in the Great Southern Region. The IATA airport code is sometimes listed as ABA and the ICAO airport code was previously YPAL.

The airport services 18 Virgin Australia flights per week transporting over 50,000 passengers per year. The Royal Flying Doctors Service, general charter flights and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flights are also serviced by the airport.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Albany Airport Sign

The airport resides at an elevation of 233 ft (71 m) above sea level. It has two runways: 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,800 m × 30 m (5,906 ft × 98 ft) and 05/23 with a gravel surface measuring 1,096 m × 30 m (3,596 ft × 98 ft).[2]

The airport is equipped with an instrument landing system that enables all-weather capability for passenger transport. The sealed 1,800 m (5,906 ft) runway is capable of allowing a Boeing 737 aircraft to land.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Busselton, Perth

Statistics[edit]

Albany Airport was ranked 57th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[1][3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Albany[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
32,351
1,316
2002-03
34,303
1,344
2003-04
37,462
1,334
2004-05
43,682
1,416
2005-06
49,824
1,572
2006-07
51,186
1,614
2007-08
57,401
1,817
2008-09
52,805
1,802
2009-10
52,535
1,780
2010-11
56,002
1,810

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b c d YABA – Albany (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b c "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ "City of Albany - Albany Regional Airport". 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Great Southern Economic Perspective". 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-15. [dead link]