Port Augusta Airport

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Port Augusta Airport
Laurie Wallis Aerodrome
IATA: PUGICAO: YPAG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Port Augusta City Council
Location Port Augusta, South Australia
Elevation AMSL 56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 32°30′25″S 137°43′00″E / 32.50694°S 137.71667°E / -32.50694; 137.71667Coordinates: 32°30′25″S 137°43′00″E / 32.50694°S 137.71667°E / -32.50694; 137.71667
Map
YPAG is located in South Australia
YPAG
YPAG
Location in South Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,650 5,413 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Port Augusta Airport (IATA: PUGICAO: YPAG) is an airport located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) west of[1] Port Augusta, South Australia.

Overview[edit]

The airport serves as a gateway to the city of Port Augusta, as well as isolated mineral projects in the north of the state. Other operations include a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service which maintains administrative, engineering and hangar facilities for the Pilatus PC-12 fleet at the airport. The majority of traffic at the airport are general aviation related movements, and the Port Augusta Aero Club is also located here. The airfield has previously supported charter operations using larger jets such as the Fokker 100 and British Aerospace 146 under a concession by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, however these operations are no longer permitted due to apron constraints and jet blast clearances.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Airlines Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Prominent Hill
Sharp Airlines Adelaide

Charter flights between Port Augusta and Prominent Hill Mine using Fokker 50s and the Beverley mineral projects using Cessna Citation Bravo jets also operate regularly to the airport.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b YPAG – Port Augusta (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ "Port Augusta Laurie Wallis Aerodrome Masterplan". Port Augusta City Council. March 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2012.