Lord Howe Island Airport

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Lord Howe Island Airport
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NASA image of Lord Howe Island
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorLord Howe Island Board
ServesLord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia
Elevation AMSL17 ft / 5 m
Coordinates31°32′18″S 159°04′38″E / 31.53833°S 159.07722°E / -31.53833; 159.07722Coordinates: 31°32′18″S 159°04′38″E / 31.53833°S 159.07722°E / -31.53833; 159.07722
Map
YLHI is located in Oceania
YLHI
YLHI
Location on map of Oceania
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 886 2,907 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Lord Howe Island Airport (IATA: LDH[2], ICAO: YLHI) is an airport providing air transportation to Lord Howe Island.[1] Lord Howe Island is located in the Tasman Sea, 600 km (370 mi) east of Port Macquarie on the coast of mainland Australia. The airport is operated by the Lord Howe Island Board.[1]

Light aircraft transit[edit]

Lord Howe Island (along with Norfolk Island) is an important transit and refueling point for light aircraft flying between Australia and New Zealand. Located 600 km (373 mi) to the west is the Australian mainland, and 900 km (559 mi) to the east is Norfolk Island Airport which is within range of New Zealand to the southeast and New Caledonia to the north. These countries are within the range of many light aircraft when fitted with extra fuel tanks and operating via the two islands, but not while flying directly between them. From New Caledonia, other Pacific nations such as Vanuatu and Fiji are within range and can be used as further 'stepping stones' to other South Pacific and North Pacific destinations.

Facilities[edit]

The airport's elevation above mean sea level is 17 ft (5 m) and it has one runway, measuring 886 m × 30 m (2,907 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Qantas is the only scheduled operator to Lord Howe Island, with services from Sydney, Port Macquarie and Brisbane.

AirlinesDestinations
QantasLink operated by Eastern Australia Airlines Brisbane, Sydney
Seasonal: Port Macquarie

Statistics[edit]

View of the runway from a nearby hill

Lord Howe Island Airport served 33,385 revenue passengers during financial year[3] 2009-2010,[4] ranking it 64th amongst airports in Australia.

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Lord Howe Island Airport[4]
Year[3] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
25,674
1,014
2002-03
25,605
1,046
2003-04
26,647
1,063
2004-05
26,769
1,099
2005-06
30,736
1,219
2006-07
32,454
1,250
2007-08
34,736
1,302
2008-09
33,442
1,276
2009-10
33,385
1,245
2010-11
31,569
1,247

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d YLHI – Lord Howe Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Airport information for Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia (LDH / YLHI) at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ a b Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  4. ^ a b "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"