Newman Airport

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Newman Airport
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IATA: ZNEICAO: YNWN
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Shire of East Pilbara
Location Newman, Western Australia
Elevation AMSL 1,724 ft / 525 m
Coordinates 23°25′04″S 119°48′10″E / 23.41778°S 119.80278°E / -23.41778; 119.80278Coordinates: 23°25′04″S 119°48′10″E / 23.41778°S 119.80278°E / -23.41778; 119.80278
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YNWN is located in Western Australia
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Location in Western Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,072 6,798 Asphalt
Statistics (2012/13[1])
Passengers 431,683
Aircraft movements 4,479
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2]
Passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Newman Airport (IATA: ZNEICAO: YNWN) is an airport near Newman, Western Australia. Situated 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) southeast[2] from the town, it is the most ready form of transport between Perth and Newman.

The airport is owned and maintained by the Shire of East Pilbara.[4] Newman's primary air traffic is made up by a mixture of light aircraft, QantasLink and Virgin Australia flights. QantasLink and Virgin Australia fly RPT flights to Perth only (with the exception of their regular charter flights) whereas the lighter aircraft[5] fly to outer communities as well as to Port Hedland and other Pilbara towns. The flight time between Newman and Perth is approximately 1:45 (jet).

Events[edit]

Drag races were held on the airport runway annually. However due to increasing demand on the airport, drag races will no longer be held here.[6]

Expansion project (2008)[edit]

As of 2008 the airport is undergoing an expansion project to improve both customer service and services to the airlines that use the airport.[7]

The new terminal building will provide improved services such as conveyors in a new undercover baggage collection area, and a larger waiting room. The facility is being funded by the Shire of East Pilbara. Completion is estimated by early-2009.[8]

The new tarmac will be able to support Boeing 737-800 aircraft as well as the current Boeing 717 aircraft making a total capacity of four aircraft. In addition, half of the previously existing tarmac will be reserved purely for the lighter aircraft. The tarmac was completed in mid-2008.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Qantas Perth
Virgin Australia Perth

Statistics[edit]

Newman Airport was ranked 28th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[1][3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Newman[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
50,246
1,394
2002-03
60,393
1,307
2003-04
62,670
1,591
2004-05
75,384
1,632
2005-06
100,516
1,518
2006-07
114,889
1,563
2007-08
135,987
1,850
2008-09
176,559
2,616
2009-10
184,667
2,964
2010-11
221,104
3,008
2011-12
301,343
3,478
2013-13
431,683
4,479

Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes into and out of Newman Airport
(FY 2013[1])[9]
Rank Airport Passengers carried  % change
1  Western Australia, Perth Airport 438,884 Increase46.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b YNWN – Newman (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b c "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2012-13". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). July 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ Newman Airport (Shire) Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  5. ^ Auswest Airlines Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  6. ^ Newman Outback Drags Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  7. ^ Shire of East Pilbara airport articles Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  8. ^ Plans held by Mr C. Fox (Newman Airport Manager)
  9. ^ "Australian Domestic Airline Activity 2012-13". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). April 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"

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