Burnie Airport

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Burnie Airport
Wynyard Airport
Regional Express Saab 340A.jpg
A Regional Express Saab 340 aircraft at Burnie Airport
IATA: BWTICAO: YWYY
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Burnie Airport Corporation
Serves Burnie, Tasmania
Location Wynyard, Tasmania
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates 40°59′56″S 145°43′52″E / 40.99889°S 145.73111°E / -40.99889; 145.73111Coordinates: 40°59′56″S 145°43′52″E / 40.99889°S 145.73111°E / -40.99889; 145.73111
Website www.burnieairport.com.au
Map
YWYY is located in Tasmania
YWYY
YWYY
Location in Tasmania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 1,650 5,413 Asphalt
05/23 827 2,713 Asphalt
Statistics (2010/11[1])
Passengers 70,402
Aircraft movements 3,050
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart,[2] passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Burnie Airport (IATA: BWTICAO: YWYY), also called Burnie Wynyard Airport, is a regional airport located in Wynyard near the city of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia.

The airport is centrally located on Tasmania's North West Coast. Regional Express Airlines operates services to the airport, flying to and from Melbourne at least 4 times per day using 33,34 and 36 seat Saab 340 turboprop aircraft. The airport is also served by Sharp Airlines, offering flights to King Island and Launceston twice per day using 19 seat Metro 23 (SA-227) turboprop aircraft. Free Spirit airlines has just commenced flights from the airport which started on the 30th of April 2015. They fly to Essendon (Victoria) which is located near Tullamarine Airport most days of the week up to Two flights a day except Tuesdays and Sarurdays in which they don't fly at all.They are using a single Beechcraft 1900c turboprop which seats 19 passengers and they are soon to add another aircraft to their fleet. The airport, which underwent a major upgrade late in 2006, contains a shop and a terminal for Regional Express flights plus free car parking.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

| |Regional Express Airlines | Melbourne

| Sharp Airlines | Launceston, King Island

| Free Spirit Airlines | Essendon

Statistics[edit]

Burnie Airport was ranked 49th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[1][3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Burnie Airport[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
72,036
5,423
2002-03
88,567
4,982
2003-04
89,727
4,695
2004-05
94,984
6,757
2005-06
93,381
7,129
2006-07
87,529
6,384
2007-08
95,275
6,835
2008-09
86,916
6,419
2009-10
79,340
4,553
2010-11
70,402
3,050

At-Grade Railway Crossing[edit]

Until early 2000, Burnie airport had the distinction of having a railway line cross the northern end of runway 05/23,[4] complete with flashing red signals, but without boom gates. Lights would begin flashing approximately 5 minutes before the train was expected to cross the runway, and aircraft were prohibited to land during this time. Since then, the runway has been shortened to no-longer cross the railway line, but the old runway segment is still visible from aerial photography.

The railway line has not been in operation since 2003.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ YWYY – Wynyard (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b c "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. ^ http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/WYY%20rail%20crossing%201.htm
  5. ^ http://www.tassteamalive.com/wyn.htm#runway

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