East Kimberley Regional Airport
|East Kimberley Regional Airport|
|IATA: KNX – ICAO: YPKU|
|Owner||Shire of Wyndham East-Kimberley|
|Location||Kununurra, Western Australia|
|Elevation AMSL||145 ft / 44 m|
|Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart
Passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE
Officially known and signposted as East Kimberley Regional Airport (IATA: KNX, ICAO: YPKU), it is more commonly referred to locally as Kununurra Airport an airport in Kununurra, Western Australia. The airport is 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) west of the town. Heavy wet seasons often result in this area being cut off from essential outside services and deliveries. The airport is a crucial piece of infrastructure which enables people and goods to enter or leave from the region and especially supports tourism and economic development.
In 2012, a major expansion of the airport was completed and opened to the public. Costing about AUD$8.68 Million, it effectively doubled the size of the facility. This now includes a dedicated arrivals hall with baggage carousel, enlarged check-in area and improved security for the enlarged departure lounge.
Airlines and destinations
|Airnorth||Broome, Darwin, Perth|
|Virgin Australia Regional Airlines||Argyle, Broome, Darwin, Derby, Perth|
- Shoal Air
- Alligator Airways(Which was grounded by CASA on 29 June 2012 and is not operating anymore)
Due to the long distances involved in traveling across the Kimberley region, several air-tours are offered by various charter airlines not based in Kununurra, hopping across the north-west of Australia. Occasionally connecting some major eastern Australian cities directly with Kununurra and with some bus tour companies too, to avoid lengthy transfers in Darwin or Perth.
|Year||Revenue passengers||Aircraft movements|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to East Kimberley Regional Airport.|
- 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 27 June 2012. Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
- Heliwork WA