Birdsville Airport

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Birdsville Airport
YBDV Birdsville Airport.jpg
IATA: BVIICAO: YBDV
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Diamantina Shire Council
Serves Birdsville, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 159 ft / 48 m
Coordinates 25°53′51″S 139°20′51″E / 25.89750°S 139.34750°E / -25.89750; 139.34750Coordinates: 25°53′51″S 139°20′51″E / 25.89750°S 139.34750°E / -25.89750; 139.34750
Map
YBDV is located in Queensland
YBDV
YBDV
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,732 5,682 Asphalt
03/21 1,200 3,937 Clay
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Birdsville Airport (IATA: BVIICAO: YBDV) is an airport serving Birdsville, Queensland, Australia. During the Birdsville Races weekend each September, as many as 200 light aircraft visit the airport, with aviators permitted to camp under the wings of their planes.[2] The Channel Mail Run, the world's longest mail run operates between Port Augusta, South Australia and Birdsville, stopping in the town to collect mail for the remote Queensland cattle stations of Glengyle and Durrie.[3][4]

In September 2011, a $1.5 million upgrade was completed which included construction of a new terminal building, resurfacing and the installation of edge lights on runway 14/32 and extensions to the apron area to provide more aircraft parking and manoeuvring space. The upgrade was funded by the Diamantina Shire Council and Queensland Government's Regional Airport Development Scheme, in response to growth in aviation-related tourism leading to increased movements at the airport.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Skytrans Airlines Bedourie, Boulia, Brisbane, Charleville, Mount Isa, Quilpie, Toowoomba, Windorah
Central Eagle Aviation Scenic flights round Lake Eyre and charter
West Wing Aviation Port Augusta, Glengyle Station, Durrie Station as part of Channel Mail Run

Regular services operated by Skytrans are under contract to the Government of Queensland and will be taken over by Regional Express Airlines from 1 January 2015.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YBDV – Birdsville (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Birdsville Races
  3. ^ The world's longest mail run
  4. ^ "Getting here". Diamantina Shire Council. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "$1.5M Birdsville Airport upgrade". Queensland Government. 9 September 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rex soars in Queensland as Skytrans falters". Brisbane Times. 15 October 2014.