King Island Airport

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King Island Airport
Airport type Public
Operator King Island Council
Serves King Island
Location Currie, Tasmania
Elevation AMSL 132 ft / 40 m
Coordinates 39°52′39″S 143°52′42″E / 39.87750°S 143.87833°E / -39.87750; 143.87833Coordinates: 39°52′39″S 143°52′42″E / 39.87750°S 143.87833°E / -39.87750; 143.87833
YKII is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 800 2,625 Gravel
10/28 1,585 5,200 Asphalt
17/35 1,105 3,625 Composite material
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

King Island Airport (IATA: KNS, ICAO: YKII) is a small regional airport located near the town of Currie on King Island off the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The airport is owned and operated by the King Island Council.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

King Island Airlines Melbourne–Moorabbin
Regional Express Melbourne–Tullamarine
Sharp Airlines Burnie–Wynyard, Launceston, Melbourne–Essendon

Accidents and incidents[edit]

The airport was the site of a light plane crash on 26 November 1998, when a Piper Lance crashed shortly after take off on its way to Moorabbin, Victoria, killing three Melbourne nurses on board. It was suspected that a strong gust of wind just after take off caused the plane to stall and crash.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ YKII – King Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 01 March 2018, Aeronautical Chart

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