Albury Airport

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Albury Airport
Albury-airport.jpg
Overview of the airport from the south-east
IATA: ABXICAO: YMAY
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Albury City Council
Serves Albury, New South Wales, Wodonga, Victoria
Elevation AMSL 539 ft / 164 m
Coordinates 36°04′06″S 146°57′30″E / 36.06833°S 146.95833°E / -36.06833; 146.95833Coordinates: 36°04′06″S 146°57′30″E / 36.06833°S 146.95833°E / -36.06833; 146.95833
Website www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au
Map
YMAY is located in New South Wales
YMAY
YMAY
Location in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,900 6,234 Asphalt
Statistics (FY 2010-11[1])
Passengers 284,535
Aircraft movements 9,278
Sources: AIP[2]
BITRE[3]

Albury Airport (IATA: ABXICAO: YMAY) is a regional airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) northeast Albury, New South Wales, Australia. The airport also serves Albury's adjacent sister city of Wodonga, Victoria.

The passenger terminal has recently been extended to incorporate new security screening requirements and to cater for the increased number of flights. Ths terminal redevelopment was opened on 23 October 2009. The airport also hosts the official weather station for Albury-Wodonga.

The airport is serviced twice daily by Virgin Australia who utilise 68-seat ATR-72s to Sydney; QantasLink who utilise a combination of 50 seat Dash 8-300s and 74 seat Dash 8-400s to Sydney; Regional Express (REX) who utilise 36 seat Saab 340s on services to Sydney and Melbourne.

Virgin Australia launched services to Albury on 5 February 2008 (as Virgin Blue) with double-daily Embraer 170 services-one of its first new ports served by the aircraft. They were the first (and still are the only) airline to operate jet services to the airport. Since the launch of services, fares to and from the airport have been reduced significantly. The airline has said it will launch new routes and more services out of Albury should a need be apparent, yet as of April 2010, no new services have been launched.[4] Following the launch of the service, the airline put 1,000 seats on the route on sale for 1 cent-the cheapest fare ever offered into the airport.[5]

In 2014, nonstop flights using 737 aircraft were looked at to Brisbane to give both direct access to Queenslanders to Victorian ski resorts & to locals from Albury region, direct access to south east Queensland (Brisbane, Gold & Sunshine Coasts) without having to fly through Sydney. Larger nonstop aircraft would reduce travel time & costs significantly.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Eastern Australia Airlines Sydney
Regional Express Sydney, Melbourne
Virgin Australia operated by Skywest Airlines Sydney[6]

The airport is also served by charter, freight, agricultural, and general aviation aircraft. Until 4 March 2002 Kendell Airlines served Albury, flying to Sydney and Melbourne.

Virgin Australia now use ATR72 Turboprop aircraft and Brindabella Airlines no longer provide a regular service between Albury and Canberra.

Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes (year ending June 2011)[7]
Rank Airport Passengers  % change Carriers
1  New South Wales Sydney 243,543 Increase 4.3 Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Regional Express
Albury Airport terminal from aircraft
A QantasLink Q400 that had just arrived at Albury Airport from Sydney
Annual passenger statistics for Albury Airport[3]
Year[1] Passenger numbers
2001-02 122,493
2002-03 130,865
2003-04 158,489
2004-05 184,607
2005-06 198,020
2006-07 212,264
2007-08 247,144
2008-09 282,451
2009-10 285,353
2010-11 284,535
2011-12 282,631
2012-13 267,565

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