Emerald Airport

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Emerald Airport
IATA: EMDICAO: YEML
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Central Highlands Regional Council[1]
Serves Emerald, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 624 ft / 190 m
Coordinates 23°34′03″S 148°10′45″E / 23.56750°S 148.17917°E / -23.56750; 148.17917Coordinates: 23°34′03″S 148°10′45″E / 23.56750°S 148.17917°E / -23.56750; 148.17917
Map
YEML is located in Queensland
YEML
YEML
Location in Queensland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,900 6,234 Asphalt
15/33 926 3,038 Gravel
Statistics (2014)
Revenue passengers 246,074
Aircraft movements 5,700
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2] BITRE[3]

Emerald Airport (IATA: EMD[4]ICAO: YEML) is an airport serving Emerald,[2] a town located in the Central Highlands district of Queensland, Australia. It is located 6 km (4 mi) south of the Emerald town centre, on Springsure Road.[1][5] The airport is operated by the Central Highlands Regional Council.[2]

Emerald Airport is currently serviced by QantasLink, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Alliance Airlines who operate a combined (on average) 54 return commercial services to Brisbane per week.

Facilities[edit]

The airport resides at an elevation of 624 ft (190 m) above sea level. It has two runways: 06/24 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,900 m × 30 m (6,234 ft × 98 ft) and 15/33 with a gravel surface measuring 926 m × 18 m (3,038 ft × 59 ft).[2]

Emerald Airport recently spent $7.7 million extending the terminal and refurbishing the old terminal. This was complete in the last quarter of 2010.[6] This refurbishment, included security upgrades, improved amenities for passengers and a new flight status information system with displays throughout the airport and online.[7]

In November 2014, work was completed on a $7.58 million upgrade to the Aircraft parking bays at the airport.[8]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Airlines Charter: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast
QantasLink
Operated by Sunstate Airlines
Brisbane
Virgin Australia Brisbane

Statistics[edit]

Emerald Airport was ranked 29th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in calendar year 2014.[3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Emerald[3]
Year Revenue passengers Aircraft movements National rank (passengers)
2005
69,928
2,375
46
2006
88,945
2,295
45
2007
98,677
2,278
42
2008
117,967
2,541
39
2009
119,008
2,450
39
2010
141,621
2,810
39
2011
193,341
3,474
36
2012
280,417
5,869
28
2013
283,233
6,585
26
2014
246,074
5,700
29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emerald Airport". Central Highlands Regional Council. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d YEML – Emerald (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 3 March 2016, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b c "Airport Traffic Data". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). October 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ "Emerald Airport (EMD / YEML)". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Airport Guide: Emerald Airport". Qantas. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "CHRC update on New Terminal". Central Highlands Regional Council. 
  7. ^ "Emerald Airport Flights". Central Highlands Regional Council. 
  8. ^ "Opening of the Emerald Airport Extension". Australian Government. 6 November 2014.