Mount Hotham Airport

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Mount Hotham Airport
Hotham airport.jpg
Airport typePrivate
OperatorMHSC Transportation Services Pty Ltd.
LocationCobungra,  Victoria,  Australia
Elevation AMSL4,260 ft / 1,298 m
Coordinates37°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: MHU, ICAO: 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]

Airly[nb 1] Charter: Bankstown, Essendon[2]
QantasLinkSeasonal Charter: Sydney
  1. ^ Aircraft leased from operator. Airly requires an initial subscription fee prior to flight booking.

QantasLink formerly served Mount Hotham with Bombardier Q200s from Sydney, but ceased flights after the airline reported heavy losses in 2011.[3]

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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ YHOT – Mount Hotham (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 01 March 2018, Aeronautical Chart Archived 11 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Retrieved 16 August 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Qantas in fight for life after 5000 jobs axed nationwide". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. February 27, 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Aviation Safety Investigation Report 200503265 - Collision with terrain, Piper PA-31-350 VH-OAO at Mt Hotham". Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Transport and Regional Services, Government of Australia. Retrieved 2007-06-09.