Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport

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Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport
IATA: KGIICAO: YPKG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Location Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Elevation AMSL 1,203 ft / 367 m
Coordinates 30°47′22″S 121°27′42″E / 30.78944°S 121.46167°E / -30.78944; 121.46167Coordinates: 30°47′22″S 121°27′42″E / 30.78944°S 121.46167°E / -30.78944; 121.46167
Website www.kalbould.wa.gov.au/...
Map
YPKG is located in Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
18/36 1,200 3,937 Asphalt
Statistics (2010/11[1])
Passengers 259,958
Aircraft movements 2,779
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2]
Passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport (IATA: KGIICAO: YPKG) is an airport in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. The airport is 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) south of the city.[2]

In November 2007, Skywest Airlines attempted a three times weekly direct service from Kalgoorlie to Melbourne, which failed due to lack of patronage. This service was reinstated once weekly, departing on a Friday and returning on a Sunday. The airport handled 259,958 passengers in the year ending 30 June 2011 making it the 21st busiest airport in Australia.[1][3] Early in 2010 they were re-introduced by Skywest Airlines. QantasLink also started flights between Kalgoorlie and Adelaide due to the lack of services between the goldfields and the eastern states of Australia. Kalgoorlie Airport is a major hub for fly-in fly-out service due to the mining boom in the region. Kalgoorlie Airport is also a hub for the Goldfields Air Services which offers chartering and flight lessons, along with the Royal Flying Doctors Service which uses Kalgoorlie as a hub due the lack of medical assistance for people in the region, transporting major injuries from Kalgoorlie to Perth.

Kalgoorlie Airport has a single terminal which was recently[when?] upgraded. The airport is served by two airlines. Following its takeover of Skywest in 2013, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines uses Kalgoorlie as a stop over for its Melbourne routes, whilst Qantas has always had a much stronger appearance in the airport. The airport also used to serve Ansett Australia before they went bankrupt.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Airlines Perth
Qantas Perth
QantasLink operated by Cobham Adelaide, Perth
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Perth, Melbourne

Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes into and out of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport
(FY 2011[1])[4]
Rank Airport Passengers carried  % change
1  Western Australia, Perth Airport 237,076 Increase11.7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b YPKG – Kalgoorlie-Boulder (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 27 June 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ "Australian Domestic Airline Activity 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"

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