List of the busiest airports in Australia

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Total monthly arrivals to Australia since 1976

This is a list of the busiest airports in Australia by passenger traffic and aircraft movements.

Top 11 by passenger traffic 1985–2011

This is a list of the busiest airports in Australia by passenger traffic compiled by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. All passenger numbers are listed in thousands.[1]

Rank Airport Location IATA 1985–86 1990–91 1995–96 2000–01 2005–06 2007–08 2009–10 2010-11
1 Sydney Airport Sydney, New South Wales SYD 9,497 12,361 19,878 25,814 28,996 32,701 34,458 36,624
2 Melbourne Airport Melbourne, Victoria MEL 6,476 8,346 12,972 16,881 21,041 23,943 25,918 27,607
3 Brisbane Airport Brisbane, Queensland BNE 3,457 5,246 9,236 12,467 16,016 18,298 18,889 20,278
4 Perth Airport Perth, Western Australia PER 1,939 2,508 4,145 5,162 7,005 8,952 9,992 11,328
5 Adelaide Airport Adelaide, South Australia ADL 2,082 2,461 3,743 4,443 5,767 6,619 7,016 7,021
6 Gold Coast Airport Gold Coast, Queensland OOL 587 1,288 2,595 2,891 3,518 4,323 5,186 5,261
7 Cairns Airport Cairns, Queensland CNS 778 1,090 1,993 1,888 3,731 3,777 3,550 3,848
8 Canberra International Airport Canberra, Australian Capital Territory CBR 1,008 1,124 1,750 2,107 2,550 2,853 3,258 3,206
9 Hobart International Airport Hobart, Tasmania HBA 506 590 850 974 1,606 1,758 1,856 1,903
10 Darwin International Airport Darwin, Northern Territory DRW 407 496 932 1,078 1,219 1,562 1,569 1,743
11 Townsville Airport Townsville, Queensland TSV 1030 542 662 811 1,161 1,366 1,518 1,630

Top 12 by aircraft movements in 2009-2011 calendar years

This is a list of the busiest airports in Australia by aircraft movements compiled by Airservices Australia.[2]

Rank Airport Location IATA 2011 2010 2009
1 Sydney Airport Sydney, New South Wales SYD 310,918 304,938 287,480
2 Moorabbin Airport Melbourne, Victoria MBW 274,082 252,218 310,550
3 Jandakot Airport Perth, Western Australia JAD 265,802 295,516 358,750
4 Bankstown Airport Sydney, New South Wales BWU 243,126 275,978 347,266
5 Parafield Airport Adelaide, South Australia PAL 206,952 228,290 243,522
6 Melbourne Airport Melbourne, Victoria MEL 206,284 205,202 191,864
7 Brisbane Airport Brisbane, Queensland BNE 198,996 187,956 179,242
8 Perth Airport Perth, Western Australia PER 136,504 124,640 118,704
9 Archerfield Airport Brisbane, Queensland --- 119,312 118,354 132,094
10 Camden Airport Sydney, New South Wales CDU 104,510 84,132 36,766
11 Adelaide Airport Adelaide, South Australia ADL 101,478 101,560 99,950
12 Gold Coast Airport Gold Coast, Queensland OOL 91,204 107,030 133,290

Airports by passenger traffic in 2009–2010

This list is compiled from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics.[3] Note: data not available for Avalon Airport.

Rank Airport Location State/Territory Passengers
(total)
Regional Domestic International
1 Sydney Airport Sydney New South Wales 34,462,117 1,956,305 21,394,601 11,111,211
2 Melbourne Airport Melbourne Victoria 25,917,963 617,961 19,828,176 5,471,826
3 Brisbane Airport Brisbane Queensland 18,897,115 1,063,473 13,670,871 4,162,771
4 Perth Airport Perth Western Australia 9,992,583 404,371 6,606,335 2,981,877
5 Adelaide Airport Adelaide South Australia 7,015,509 498,937 5,993,091 523,481
6 Gold Coast Airport Gold Coast Queensland 5,186,145 1,788 4,454,423 729,934
7 Cairns Airport Cairns Queensland 3,549,828 327,104 2,795,344 427,380
8 Canberra Airport Canberra Australian Capital Territory 3,258,396 493,945 2,764,451 0
9 Hobart Airport Hobart Tasmania 1,855,849 1,726 1,854,123 0
10 Darwin International Airport Darwin Northern Territory 1,569,007 169,974 1,191,208 207,825
11 Townsville Airport Townsville Queensland 1,518,369 237,002 1,281,367 0
12 Launceston Airport Launceston Tasmania 1,131,326 95,984 1,035,342 0
13 Williamtown Airport Newcastle New South Wales 1,127,392 106,957 1,020,435 0
14 Mackay Airport Mackay Queensland 917,238 196,292 720,946 0
15 Sunshine Coast Airport Sunshine Coast Queensland 812,406 0 812,406 0
16 Rockhampton Airport Rockhampton Queensland 757,404 246,969 510,435 0
17 Alice Springs Airport Alice Springs Northern Territory 681,295 40 681,255 0
18 Karratha Airport Karratha Western Australia 587,211 11,755 575,456 0
19 Hamilton Island Airport Hamilton Island Queensland 478,363 21,845 456,518 0
20 Broome Airport Broome Western Australia 401,359 75,795 325,564 0
21 Coffs Harbour Airport Coffs Harbour New South Wales 323,687 189,976 133,711 0
22 Port Hedland Airport Port Hedland Western Australia 296,810 1,658 295,152 0
23 Albury Airport Albury New South Wales 285,353 200,729 84,624 0
24 Ayers Rock Airport Ayers Rock Northern Territory 277,156 0 277,156 0
25 Ballina Airport Ballina New South Wales 274,384 40,613 233,771 0
26 Kalgoorlie Airport Kalgoorlie Western Australia 230,210 13,856 216,354 0
27 Proserpine Airport Proserpine Queensland 213,619 0 213,619 0
28 Port Macquarie Airport Port Macquarie New South Wales 212,609 131,441 81,168 0
29 Wagga Wagga Airport Wagga Wagga New South Wales 208,866 208,866 0 0
30 Mildura Airport Mildura Victoria 200,393 154,857 45,536 0
31 Newman Airport Newman Western Australia 184,667 0 184,667 0
32 Gladstone Airport Gladstone Queensland 177,544 177,544 0 0
33 Mount Isa Airport Mount Isa Queensland 173,813 58,543 115,270 0
34 Dubbo Airport Dubbo New South Wales 171,339 171,339 0 0
35 Port Lincoln Airport Port Lincoln South Australia 168,147 168,147 0 0
36 Paraburdoo Airport Paraburdoo Western Australia 145,076 350 144,726 0
37 Hervey Bay Airport Hervey Bay Queensland 143,099 71,656 71,443 0
38 Tamworth Airport Tamworth New South Wales 134,972 134,704 268 0
39 Devonport Airport Devonport Tasmania 124,716 124,716 0 0
40 Emerald Airport Emerald Queensland 124,063 124,063 0 0
41 Bundaberg Airport Bundaberg Queensland 115,889 115,889 0 0
42 Gove Airport Gove Northern Territory 104,085 14,576 89,509 0
43 Armidale Airport Armidale New South Wales 99,578 99,578 0 0
44 Geraldton Airport Geraldton Western Australia 99,364 99,364 0 0
45 Mount Gambier Airport Mount Gambier South Australia 97,085 97,085 0 0
46 Kununurra Airport Kununurra Western Australia 81,933 81,933 0 0
47 Burnie Airport Burnie Tasmania 79,340 79,340 0 0
48 Griffith Airport Griffith New South Wales 64,410 64,410 0 0
49 Whyalla Airport Whyalla South Australia 62,401 62,401 0 0
50 Norfolk Island Airport Norfolk Island 61,594 51,493 0 10,101
51 Broken Hill Airport Broken Hill New South Wales 60,469 60,469 0 0
52 Olympic Dam Airport Olympic Dam South Australia 60,168 60,168 0 0
53 Horn Island Airport Horn Island Queensland 59,815 59,815 0 0
54 Lismore Airport Lismore New South Wales 54,928 54,928 0 0
55 Kingscote Airport Kingscote South Australia 54,480 54,480 0 0
56 Weipa Airport Weipa Queensland 54,196 54,196 0 0
57 Orange Airport Orange New South Wales 53,379 53,379 0 0
58 Albany Airport Albany Western Australia 52,535 52,535 0 0
59 Merimbula Airport Merimbula New South Wales 52,210 52,210 0 0
60 Roma Airport Roma Queensland 47,413 47,413 0 0
61 Learmonth Airport Exmouth Western Australia 45,667 45,667 0 0
62 Esperance Airport Esperance Western Australia 44,001 44,001 0 0
63 Groote Eylandt Airport Groote Eylandt Northern Territory 35,356 35,356 0 0
64 Lord Howe Island Airport Lord Howe Island New South Wales 33,385 33,385 0 0
65 King Island Airport King Island Tasmania 31,642 31,642 0 0
66 Longreach Airport Longreach Queensland 29,586 29,586 0 0
67 Parkes Airport Parkes New South Wales 29,322 29,322 0 0
68 Moree Airport Moree New South Wales 26,978 26,978 0 0
69 Bathurst Island Airport Bathurst Island Northern Territory 26,917 26,917 0 0
70 Carnarvon Airport Carnarvon Western Australia 25,241 25,241 0 0
71 Derby-Curtin Airport Derby Western Australia 24,683 24,683 0 0
72 Ceduna Airport Ceduna South Australia 24,517 24,517 0 0
73 Bathurst Airport Bathurst New South Wales 24,317 24,317 0 0
74 Essendon Airport Essendon Victoria 20,504 20,504 0 0
75 Moruya Airport Moruya New South Wales 20,003 20,003 0 0
76 Flinders Island Airport Flinders Island Tasmania 19,726 19,726 0 0
77 Palm Island Airport Palm Island Queensland 19,469 19,469 0 0
78 Taree Airport Taree New South Wales 19,236 19,236 0 0
79 Grafton Airport Grafton New South Wales 18,977 18,977 0 0
80 Biloela (Thangool) Airport Biloela / Thangool Queensland 17,270 17,270 0 0
81 Leonora Airport Leonora Western Australia 16,832 16,832 0 0
82 Moranbah Airport Moranbah Queensland 14,838 14,838 0 0
83 Bamaga Airport Bamaga Queensland 14,675 14,675 0 0
84 Christmas Island Airport Christmas Island 14,287 9,022 5,265 0
85 Charleville Airport Charleville Queensland 13,657 13,657 0 0
86 Portland Airport Portland Victoria 13,455 13,455 0 0
87 Maningrida Airport Maningrida Northern Territory 12,803 12,803 0 0
88 Narrandera Airport Narrandera New South Wales 12,709 12,709 0 0
89 Narrabri Airport Narrabri New South Wales 12,459 12,459 0 0
90 Mount Cavenagh Airport Mount Cavenagh Northern Territory 12,409 12,409 0 0
91 Cloncurry Airport Cloncurry Queensland 11,258 11,258 0 0
92 Cooktown Airport Cooktown Queensland 10,855 10,855 0 0
93 Port Augusta Airport Port Augusta South Australia 10,107 10,107 0 0
94 Iron Range Airport Iron Range Queensland 9,741 9,741 0 0
95 Aurukun Airport Aurukun Queensland 9,709 9,709 0 0
96 Moorabbin Airport Moorabbin Victoria 9,630 9,630 0 0
97 Coober Pedy Airport Coober Pedy South Australia 9,330 9,330 0 0
98 Cocos Island Airport Cocos (Keeling) Islands 9,129 5,507 3,622 0
99 Edward River Airport Pormpuraaw (Edward River) Queensland 8,527 8,527 0 0
100 Kowanyama Airport Kowanyama Queensland 8,416 8,416 0 0
101 Elcho Island Airport Elcho Island Northern Territory 8,084 8,084 0 0
102 Mudgee Airport Mudgee New South Wales 7,011 7,011 0 0

See also

References

  1. ^ "A Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook 2011" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Movements at Australian airports". Airservices Australia. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2009-10". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). June 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2011.