Mildura Airport

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Mildura Airport
Mildura Airport overview Vabre-1.jpg
Overview of Mildura Airport
IATA: MQLICAO: YMIA
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Mildura Airport Pty Ltd.
Location Mildura, Victoria
Elevation AMSL 167 ft / 51 m
Coordinates 34°13′45″S 142°05′08″E / 34.22917°S 142.08556°E / -34.22917; 142.08556Coordinates: 34°13′45″S 142°05′08″E / 34.22917°S 142.08556°E / -34.22917; 142.08556
Website www.milduraairport.com.au
Map
YMIA is located in Victoria
YMIA
YMIA
Location in Victoria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,830 6,004 Asphalt
18/36 1,139 3,737 Asphalt
Statistics (2010/11[1])
Passengers 207,422
Aircraft movements 5,777
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2]
Passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Mildura Airport (IATA: MQLICAO: YMIA) is located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) southwest[2] of Mildura, Victoria, Australia. It is the busiest regional airport in Victoria,[4] the 32nd busiest Australian airport[3] and has twice been named Australia's Rural Airport of the Year.[5]

During World War II it was taken over by the Royal Australian Air Force as RAAF Base Mildura.[6]

QantasLink (de Havilland Dash 8 400) and Regional Express (Saab 340) offer scheduled air services. Virgin Australia (Embraer ERJ-190) began the first scheduled jet service from 13 October 2008. It is also home to Cobden Air and the Mildura Aero Club.

Its terminal facilities underwent renovation in September 2012, a $6.4 million revamp by builders Mossop Construction + Interiors. This was completed to modernize the airport, as well as increase its passenger handling capabilities to support future air travel growth.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Exterior view of Mildura Airport terminal
Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Eastern Australia Airlines Melbourne
Regional Express Melbourne, Adelaide, Broken Hill, Sydney
Virgin Australia Melbourne[7]

Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes into and out of Mildura Airport (FY 2012[1])[8]
Rank Airport Passengers carried  % Change
1  Victoria Melbourne 196,721 Decrease1.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b YMIA – Mildura (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. ^ Mildura Airport — Flights to Mildura
  5. ^ Mildura Rural City Council - The Winner Is...Mildura
  6. ^ "RAAF Base Mildura". RAAF Museum. 
  7. ^ "Virgin Blue adds regional Australian destination". Aviation Record. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  8. ^ "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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