Gladstone Airport

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Gladstone Airport
IATA: GLTICAO: YGLA
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Gladstone Regional Council
Serves Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 59 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 23°52′11″S 151°13′22″E / 23.86972°S 151.22278°E / -23.86972; 151.22278Coordinates: 23°52′11″S 151°13′22″E / 23.86972°S 151.22278°E / -23.86972; 151.22278
Website http://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au
Map
YGLA is located in Queensland
YGLA
YGLA
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 1,920 6,299 Asphalt
Statistics (2010-2011[1])
Revenue passengers 240,275
Aircraft movements 5,717
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2] BITRE[3]

Gladstone Airport (IATA: GLT[4]ICAO: YGLA) is an airport serving Gladstone, a city in the Australian state of Queensland.[2] It is located in the western suburbs of Gladstone, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the town's centre, off Aerodrome Road.[5]

The airport is owned and operated by the Gladstone Regional Council[2] which took control of it by operation of the Local Government Reform when the Gladstone-Calliope Aerodrome Board was dissolved on 15 March 2007.[6]

The main supplier of scheduled passenger air services is QantasLink, a subsidiary of Qantas, with most services non-stop to, or from Brisbane Airport. Virgin Australia commenced services to Brisbane 17 October 2011.[7] They further announced at the launch of flights that a third-daily service would be added to the route from 16 January 2011. This has further been increased to six week-daily services since early 2013 mostly on ATR 72 aircraft with the Embraer 190 also making regular appearances in the schedule.

As of March 2008, QantasLink was scheduled to operate about 38 return services per week (i.e. about 76 aircraft movements) between Gladstone and Brisbane using Dash 8 aircraft with seating from 50 to 74 passengers. In addition, a small number of flights operate northwards to Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

The Gladstone Regional Council commenced an upgrade of the airport in 2008.[8] The council announced that the airport would not shut down during the upgrade.[9]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 59 ft (18 m) above sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,920 m × 45 m (6,299 ft × 148 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
JETGO Australia Sydney[10]
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Brisbane

Ground transport[edit]

Buses operate between the town centre and the airport, but are only operational from Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm. Taxis are also available, as are rental cars.

Statistics[edit]

Gladstone Airport was ranked 27th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year[1] 2010-2011.[3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Gladstone[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
103,061
5,234
2002-03
132,666(+28.7%)
6,392(+22.1%)
2003-04
133,509(+0.6%)
5,705(-10.7%)
2004-05
139,928(+4.8%)
5,314(-6.9%)
2005-06
159,950(+14.3%)
5,413(+1.9%)
2006-07
188,611(+17.9%)
5,397(-0.3%)
2007-08
200,611(+6.4%)
5,209(-3.5%)
2008-09
192,878(-3.9%)
4,902(-5.9%)
2009-10
177,544(-8.0%)
4,934(+0.7%)
2010-11
240,275(+35.3%)
5,717(+15.9%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b c d YGLA – Gladstone (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 8 May 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ "Gladstone Airport (GLT / YGLA)". Aviation Safety Network. 
  5. ^ "Airport Guide: Gladstone Airport". Qantas. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Local Government Reform Implementation Regulation 2008 (Qld)
  7. ^ "Virgin launches new regional routes". Skynews.com.au. Australian News Channel Pty. Ltd. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Gladstone Regional Airport Re-Construction Project". Gladstone Regional Council. Archived from the original on 12 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Airport will remain open". The Observer. 2 December 2008. 
  10. ^ http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/new-flights-between-gladstone-sydney-are-go/2415528/

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