Overview of the airport from the south-east
|IATA: ABX – ICAO: YMAY|
|Operator||Albury City Council|
|Serves||Albury, New South Wales, Wodonga, Victoria|
|Elevation AMSL||539 ft / 164 m|
|Statistics (FY 2010-11)|
Albury Airport (IATA: ABX, ICAO: 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.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Eastern Australia Airlines
|Regional Express||Melbourne, Sydney|
operated by Skywest Airlines
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 since Ansett (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. 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.
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.
Virgin Australia now use ATR72 Turboprop aircraft and Brindabella Airlines no longer provide a regular service between Albury and Canberra.
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.
|1||New South Wales Sydney||243,543||4.3||Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Regional Express|
Incidents and accidents
- On 11 November 1998, a Kendell Airlines Saab 340 turboprop aircraft (registered VH-LPI) went into a dangerous stall situation with the two pilots losing control for around 10 seconds due to icing conditions that were experienced near Lake Eildon en route a scheduled flight from Albury to Melbourne. The only flight attendant received a minor injury when the aircraft plummeted 2,300 feet down (approximately 700 metres). None of the 28 passenger were injured, and the flight continued to Melbourne Airport.
- Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014 (
- "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- Virgin drops jet service
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- Australian Domestic Airline Activity
- ATSB report on the 1998 incident
- Kendell Airlines at the Aviation Safety Network
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- Albury Airport (page on Albury City web site)