West Wyalong Airport

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West Wyalong Airport
IATA: WWYICAO: YWWL
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Bland Shire Council
Serves Bland Shire
Location West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
Elevation AMSL 859 ft / 262 m
Coordinates 33°56′12″S 147°11′30″E / 33.93667°S 147.19167°E / -33.93667; 147.19167Coordinates: 33°56′12″S 147°11′30″E / 33.93667°S 147.19167°E / -33.93667; 147.19167
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YWWL is located in New South Wales
YWWL
YWWL
Location in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 780 2,559 Gravel
09/27 1,585 5,200 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

West Wyalong Airport (IATA: WWYICAO: YWWL) is an airport located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south[1] West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia. The airport is operated by the Bland Shire Council.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

West Wyalong Airport has two runways:[1]

  • Runway 09/27: 1,585 m × 30 m (5,200 ft × 98 ft), surface: asphalt
  • Runway 04/22: 780 m × 18 m (2,559 ft × 59 ft), surface: gravel

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Currently West Wyalong is not serviced by any scheduled flights, but throughout the airport's history it has been served by many regional airlines. East-West Airlines operated services to Sydney from 1953 until 1975, initially using converted ex-military Lockheed Hudson aircraft, later replaced by the Douglas DC-3[2] and Fokker F27 Friendship. These services were discontinued with the withdrawal of Government subsidy on 30 June 1975.[3]

A number of smaller carriers would later service the West Wyalong - Sydney route, including Country Connection Airlines who provided 11 services per week between 1991 and 2001 using Piper Chieftain aircraft.[3]

Regional Express Airlines provided twice weekly service to Sydney commencing in March 2005. The airline carried 1,928 passengers in the first six months,[4] but it ceased operating the flights in September 2007.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c YWWL – West Wyalong (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ McDonald, Roger. "The Hudson Era". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Zaknich, Frank (16 August 2002). "Submission to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Regional Services" (Letter to Dundas, Ian). 
  4. ^ "Rex West Wyalong Services Successful". Regional Express Airlines. 5 September 2005. 
  5. ^ "Rex exits West Wyalong, Parkes routes". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 

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