Whitsunday Coast Airport
|Whitsunday Coast Airport
Proserpine/Whitsunday Coast Airport
|IATA: PPP – ICAO: YBPN|
|Operator||Whitsunday Regional Council|
|Location||Proserpine, Queensland, Australia|
|Elevation AMSL||82 ft / 25 m|
|Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart|
Proserpine/Whitsunday Coast Airport (IATA: PPP, ICAO: YBPN) is located approximately 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) south of Proserpine in Queensland, Australia. The airport is the main gateway for travellers to and from the Whitsunday area and currently only has flights to the state capital Brisbane.
Plans to build an airfield in Proserpine commenced in 1936, however construction was delayed due to a lack of funding. Construction of the airport finally began in 1946.
In September 2001, the airport suffered heavily from the collapse of Ansett Australia, who at the time were the biggest operators out of Proserpine with direct services to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The company even operated seasonal flights to the Gold Coast and Adelaide.
Whitsunday Coast Airport upgrade
Recently the Passenger Terminal underwent an upgrade. Earthworks commenced in mid-October 2010 and demolition works in November 2010. The upgraded terminal was officially opened on 20 December 2011.
Airlines and destinations
|Tigerair Australia||Sydney (begins 1 April 2014)|
On 10 June 2012, A marathon was held to try and elevate the airports profile with the ultimate goal of securing a regular direct service to either Melbourne or Sydney.
Around the airport
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 14 November 2013, Aeronautical Chart (
- "Whitsunday Coast Airport Upgrade". Queensland Government Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
- "Airport to Airlie awareness run". Whitsunday Times. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Whitsunday Coast Airport.|
- Dick Smith safety report on Proserpine Tower
- Department of Infrastructure and Planning - Whitsunday Coast Airport terminal upgrade