Flinders Island Airport

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Flinders Island Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Flinders Council
Serves Flinders Island
Location Whitemark, Tasmania
Elevation AMSL 34 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 40°05′29″S 147°59′34″E / 40.09139°S 147.99278°E / -40.09139; 147.99278Coordinates: 40°05′29″S 147°59′34″E / 40.09139°S 147.99278°E / -40.09139; 147.99278
Website flinders.tas.gov.au/flinders-island-airport
Map
YFLI is located in Tasmania
YFLI
YFLI
Location in Tasmania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,720 5,643 Asphalt
05/23 1,070 3,510 Asphalt
Statistics (2013–2014)
Passengers 19,821 Increase2.3 %
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Flinders Island Airport (IATA: FLSICAO: YFLI) is a small regional airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) northwest of Whitemark on Flinders Island off the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. The airport is owned and operated by the Flinders Council. The airport site has a total area of approximately 134 hectares. Access to the airport is off Palana Road. The primary aviation facilities at Flinders Island Airport consist of two sealed runways, a sealed taxiway, a sealed apron, a grassed apron and a fuel storage facility. Adjacent to the sealed apron is a passenger terminal building with an associated car parking area. There is only one small hangar on the site at present. The primary use of Flinders Island Airport is for Regular Public Transport (RPT) services operated by Sharp Airlines which offers services to and from Melbourne and Launceston. The airport is also used for charter and freight services, emergency services and private/recreational flying.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Cessna 207 of Flinders Island Airways in January 1971

In the early postwar years, the airport was served by small passenger aircraft operated by Flinders Island Airways and serving the route from Melbourne's Moorabbin Airport which is located to the southeast of the city.

Airlines Destinations
Sharp Airlines Launceston, Melbourne–Essendon[2]

Traffic and statistics[edit]

The following table lists passenger statistics for Flinders Island Airport. Forecast statistics are in light grey.

Annual passenger statistics
Year Passenger movements
2010-11 18,460
2011-12 18,903
2012-13 19,357
2013-14 19,821
2020-21 23,401
2025-26 26,347
2030-31 29,664

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ YFLI – Flinders Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 10 November 2016, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Sharp Airlines

External links[edit]