Great Barrier Reef Airport

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Great Barrier Reef Airport
Hamilton Island
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Great Barrier Reef Airport
IATA: HTIICAO: YBHM
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Great Barrier Reef Airport Pty Ltd.
Location Hamilton Island (Queensland)
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 20°21′29″S 148°57′06″E / 20.35806°S 148.95167°E / -20.35806; 148.95167Coordinates: 20°21′29″S 148°57′06″E / 20.35806°S 148.95167°E / -20.35806; 148.95167
Website www.hamiltonisland.com.au/airport/
Map
YBHM is located in Queensland
YBHM
YBHM
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,764 5,787 Asphalt
Statistics (2010–11[1])
Passengers 457,641
Aircraftmovements 4,145
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2] BITRE[3]

Great Barrier Reef Airport or Hamilton Island Airport (IATA: HTIICAO: 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.

In the year ending 30 June 2011[1] the airport handled 457,641 passengers making it the 19th busiest airport in Australia.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Jetstar Airways Melbourne, Sydney
Qantas Sydney [4]
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane [5] Cairns
Virgin Australia Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes into and out of Hamilton Island Airport
(FY 2011[1])[6]
Rank Airport Passengers carried  % change
1 New South Wales, Sydney Airport 180,109 Increasen/a*
2 Queensland, Brisbane Airport 170,376 Decrease4.6

*Sydney route included from July 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July – 30 June
  2. ^ YBHM – Hamilton (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b "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. ^ "QANTAS ANNOUNCES NEW DOMESTIC ROUTES". Qantas. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ http://australianaviation.com.au/2014/09/qantaslink-to-enter-brisbane-hamilton-island-route/
  6. ^ "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"

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