The airport averages 65 QantasLink flights each week, most of these are Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. Growth and production from mining companies in the Bowen Basin means that air traffic is expected to increase over the coming years. In July 2012, Virgin Australia commenced charter flight operations using Skywest ATR-72 aircraft. Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VA) now offer 3 daily return flights on weekdays and 2 on Sunday's using ATR 72 aircraft.
In 2010, to accommodate the growth and demand for more flights, BMA provided $47 million in funding to upgrade the runway and build a new terminal. The new terminal was completed in June 2012 and now services approximately 160,000 public and charter passengers each year.
All private general aviation aircraft are required to contact BMA's Airports Team for slot times and permission to land at the aerodrome.
Hertz, Budget and Avis car rental companies all operate from the terminal. Onsite car parking is free.
BMA Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd is a jointly-owned entitiy of BHP Billiton Limited and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.