Mount Hotham Airport

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Mount Hotham Airport
Hotham airport.jpg
Airport type Private
Operator MHSC Transportation Services Pty Ltd.
Location Cobungra,  Victoria,  Australia
Elevation AMSL 4,260 ft / 1,298 m
Coordinates 37°02′51″S 147°20′03″E / 37.04750°S 147.33417°E / -37.04750; 147.33417Coordinates: 37°02′51″S 147°20′03″E / 37.04750°S 147.33417°E / -37.04750; 147.33417
YHOT is located in Victoria
Location in Victoria
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,460 4,790 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Mount Hotham Airport (IATA: MHUICAO: YHOT) is a small Australian regional airport, which serves the Victorian ski resort of Mount Hotham. The airport opened in 2000, and it is Australia's highest-altitude airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Qantas Airways[nb 1] Seasonal: Sydney
  1. ^ This service did not run during the 2014 season due to (forecast) lack of demand. (Source: Qantas Booking Information, 13 13 13, called 2014-09-02.)

One airline is looking to recommence services in 2015 with similar aircraft to those used by Qantaslink, but initially with fewer services.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 8 July 2005, a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain charter plane crashed into terrain while attempting to make a landing at the airport, killing the pilot and two passengers. Fragments of the aircraft were said to have dropped on the ground at the nearby alpine community of Cobungra.[2]

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