Unusually for a small town airport the runway is sealed and of a reasonable length (1,500 m (4,900 ft) plus), this runway was constructed around the Second World War as a possible northern base for the Brisbane Line in the case of Japanese invasion. The airport is going under a major development with Glen Innes Regional Airport Pty Ltd committed to the construction of a 600 student resident Commercial flying college for overseas and Australian commercial flying students wanting to graduate "airline ready" with full CASA licences up to Multi Engine crew and instrument rating. The college will include serviced accommodation, active and quiet leisure, classrooms, operations facilities and simulation bays. The second runway 10/28 will be sealed to 1,200m and parallel sealed taxiways will be constructed in addition to new hardstands for up to 40 aircraft and hangars and fuelling facilities for Jet A1 and Avgas. The airport is now connected to town water sewerage and water. Airport has excellent weather for flying on some 350+ days per year.