Bathurst Island Airport

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Bathurst Island Airport
Bathurst Island Runway approach.jpg
Bathurst Island runway approach, 2011
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTiwi Island Shire Council
ServesBathurst Island, Australia
LocationWurrumiyanga
Elevation AMSL67 ft / 20 m
Coordinates11°46′09″S 130°37′11″E / 11.76917°S 130.61972°E / -11.76917; 130.61972Coordinates: 11°46′09″S 130°37′11″E / 11.76917°S 130.61972°E / -11.76917; 130.61972
Map
YBTI is located in Northern Territory
YBTI
YBTI
Location in the Northern Territory
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,470 4,823 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Bathurst Island Airport (IATA: BRT, ICAO: YBTI) is located at Wurrumiyanga, on the south east coast of Bathurst Island, Australia. The airport has a sealed runway, which is 1,470 m × 30 m (4,823 ft × 98 ft), making it unsuitable for larger commercial jets. However, there are regular, smaller commercial tours to the island. Bathurst Island Airport is 80 km (50 mi) from Darwin International Airport.

History[edit]

The Royal Australian Air Force utilised the airfield during World War II. The original airfield is now the public cemetery with the newer strip located 2 kilometres west.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ YBTI – Bathurst Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart

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