Broome International Airport

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Broome International Airport
Broome International Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Broome International Airport
Location Broome, Western Australia
Elevation AMSL 56 ft / 17 m
Coordinates 17°56′59″S 122°13′40″E / 17.94972°S 122.22778°E / -17.94972; 122.22778Coordinates: 17°56′59″S 122°13′40″E / 17.94972°S 122.22778°E / -17.94972; 122.22778
YBRM is located in Western Australia
Location in Western Australia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,368 7,769 Asphalt
Statistics (2010/11[1])
Passengers 5,828
Aircraft movements 5,828
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2]
passenger and aircraftmovements from the BITRE[3]

Broome International Airport (IATA: BMEICAO: YBRM) is a regional airport located 0.4 nautical miles (0.74 km; 0.46 mi) west of the Broome GPO, Western Australia.

Broome International Airport is the regional hub of the northwestern part of Western Australia. It is considered the gateway to the Kimberley region. In the year ending 30 June 2011 the airport handled 409,663 passengers. It is ranked the 20th busiest airport in Australia.[1][3]

From 18 November 2010 Broome International became a Class D non-radar controlled aerodrome which means that aircraft are separated by air traffic controllers based on estimates provided by pilots and reporting their distances and altitudes from the airfield.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Airnorth Darwin, Kununurra
Qantas Perth
Seasonal: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
operated by Cobham Aviation
Skippers Aviation Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Perth


Busiest domestic routes into and out of Broome Airport
(FY 2012[1])[4]
Rank Airport Passengers carried  % change
1 Perth Airport 313,627 Decrease2.7

Accidents and incidents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July – 30 June
  2. ^ YBRM – Broome (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 3 March 2016, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b "Airport Traffic Data 1985–86 to 2010–11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ "Domestic Totals & Top Routes July 2004 – March 2013". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  5. ^ "PK-GDC Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Press Release" (PDF). Golden Eagle Airlines. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Investigation AO-2012-093". Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Retrieved 17 May 2016.