Great Barrier Reef Airport
|Great Barrier Reef Airport
|Great Barrier Reef Airport|
|IATA: HTI – ICAO: YBHM|
|Operator||Great Barrier Reef Airport Pty Ltd.|
|Location||Hamilton Island (Queensland)|
|Elevation AMSL||15 ft / 5 m|
|Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart BITRE|
Great Barrier Reef Airport or Hamilton Island Airport (IATA: HTI, ICAO: YBHM) is the primary airport of the Whitsunday Islands Group, and airport of Hamilton Island. The airport is settled on mostly reclaimed land and due the island's tourism status, is occupied mostly and favoured by Australia's leading low-cost airlines, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia.
The airport suffered heavily in September 2001 with the demise of Ansett Australia, which operated more heavily out of the airport than any other airline with flights to Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Airlines and destinations
|Jetstar Airways||Brisbane (Ends 20 October), Melbourne, Sydney|
|QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines||Cairns|
|Virgin Australia||Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney|
|Rank||Airport||Passengers carried||% change|
|1||New South Wales, Sydney Airport||180,109||n/a*|
|2||Queensland, Brisbane Airport||170,376||4.6|
*Sydney route included from July 2009
- Fiscal year 1 July – 30 June
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart (
- "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"
- "QANTAS ANNOUNCES NEW DOMESTIC ROUTES". Qantas. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "Australian Domestic Airline Activity 2010–11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"