Moranbah Airport

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Moranbah Airport
IATA: MOVICAO: YMRB
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
Serves Moranbah, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 770 ft / 235 m
Coordinates 22°03′28″S 148°04′39″E / 22.05778°S 148.07750°E / -22.05778; 148.07750Coordinates: 22°03′28″S 148°04′39″E / 22.05778°S 148.07750°E / -22.05778; 148.07750
Map
YMRB is located in Queensland
YMRB
YMRB
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 1,524 5,000 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Moranbah Airport (IATA: MOVICAO: YMRB) is an airport serving Moranbah, Queensland, Australia.[1] It is located 3.25 nautical miles (6.02 km; 3.74 mi) south of Moranbah and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance,[1] a coal mining company.

Moranbah Airport Services is the ground handling agent for all aircraft accessing the airport.

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.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 770 ft (235 m) above sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,524 m × 30 m (5,000 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane, Cairns,[2] Townsville
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Brisbane

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d YMRB – Moranbah (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Timetable