Broome International Airport
|Broome International Airport|
|IATA: BME – ICAO: YBRM|
|Operator||Broome International Airport|
|Location||Broome, Western Australia|
|Elevation AMSL||56 ft / 17 m|
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.
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
Seasonal: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
operated by Cobham Aviation
|Skippers Aviation||Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek|
|Virgin Australia Regional Airlines||Perth|
|Rank||Airport||Passengers carried||% change|
Accidents and incidents
- On 21 January 1974, Douglas C-47A PK-GDC of the Burmah Oil Co was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident.
- On 11 July 2012, a Piper PA-34 Seneca of Golden Eagle Airlines crashed into sand dunes near the runway threshold. The aircraft, registration VH-LCK was operating a scheduled cargo flight to Port Hedland in good weather conditions at night. The pilot who was the sole occupant was killed in the accident. Investigations by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau into the cause of the accident found that the collision was due to a likely loss of engine power.
- Fiscal year 1 July – 30 June
- PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 3 March 2016, Aeronautical Chart (
- "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"
- "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"
- "PK-GDC Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
- "Press Release" (PDF). Golden Eagle Airlines. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "Investigation AO-2012-093". Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Retrieved 17 May 2016.