Hervey Bay Airport

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Hervey Bay Airport
Hervey Bay Airport overview Vabre.jpg
IATA: HVBICAO: YHBA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Fraser Coast Regional Council
Serves Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 60 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 25°19′08″S 152°52′49″E / 25.31889°S 152.88028°E / -25.31889; 152.88028Coordinates: 25°19′08″S 152°52′49″E / 25.31889°S 152.88028°E / -25.31889; 152.88028
Website www.frasercoastairport.com.au
Map
YHBA is located in Queensland
YHBA
YHBA
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
Statistics (2010-2011[1])
Revenue passengers 158,591
Aircraft movements 2,954
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2] BITRE[3]

Hervey Bay Airport (IATA: HVB[4]ICAO: YHBA) is the main airport for the city of Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia and the Fraser Coast region which incorporates the nearby city of Maryborough.

The airport, which is located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) southeast of Pialba,[2] re-opened in mid-2005, after the existing airfield underwent an $11.5 million upgrade which included the construction of a new terminal building and the extension of the existing 1,500 m (4,921 ft) runway to 2,000 m (6,562 ft) to accommodate jet services from Virgin Australia.

Up until September 2006, Sunshine Express Airlines provided daily services to the airport from Brisbane. The airline ceased all scheduled operations on 1 October 2006 after a proposed acquisition by Regional Express Airlines was terminated and an intention by QantasLink for the introduction of Brisbane services was announced.[5][6][7]

In 2006, the airport was the fastest growing in Queensland with passenger numbers almost doubling.[8] Currently, plans are underway to further upgrade the airport to handle more jet services from Sydney and possibly Melbourne. These plans involve the extension of the terminal to twice its current size, as well as a new cross runway (smaller than the main runway) to be used for general aviation purposes.[9][10]

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 60 ft (18 m) above sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 m × 30 m (6,562 ft × 98 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Qantas Airways Sydney
QantasLink operated by Cobham Aviation Services Australia Sydney
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane
Virgin Australia Sydney

Statistics[edit]

Hervey Bay Airport was ranked 38th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year[1] 2010-2011.[3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Hervey Bay[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
30,795
2,906
2002-03
28,181
2,108
2003-04
31,342
2,140
2004-05
35,470
2,584
2005-06
140,863
3,818
2006-07
189,429
3,228
2007-08
210,740
3,270
2008-09
201,359
3,249
2009-10
143,099
2,918
2010-11
158,591
2,954

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b c YHBA – Hervey Bay (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. ^ "Hervey Bay Airport (HVB / YHBA)". Aviation Safety Network. 
  5. ^ "Sunshine Express pulls out of scheduled flights". Australian Broadcasting Association. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Rex Terminates Deal with Sunshine Express". Regional Express Holdings Limited. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  7. ^ "QantasLink to Launch New Services to Hervey Bay and Biloela". Qantas Airways Limited. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  8. ^ Daryl Passmore (29 April 2007). "Airports on a high". The Sunday Mai (Queensland Newspapers). Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hervey Bay City Council - Airport Master Plan". Hervey Bay City Council. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  10. ^ "Hervey Bay-Melbourne route sought". The Australian. Retrieved 2007-05-07. [dead link]


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