Olympic Dam Airport

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Olympic Dam Airport
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorBHP Billiton, Olympic Dam Operations
ServesOlympic Dam Mine
LocationOlympic Dam, South Australia
Elevation AMSL343 ft / 105 m
Coordinates30°29′06″S 136°52′36″E / 30.48500°S 136.87667°E / -30.48500; 136.87667Coordinates: 30°29′06″S 136°52′36″E / 30.48500°S 136.87667°E / -30.48500; 136.87667
Map
YOLD is located in South Australia
YOLD
YOLD
Location in South Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 1,591 5,220 Asphalt
Statistics (2010/11[1])
Passengers72,215
Aircraft movements1,875
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart,[2] passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Olympic Dam Airport (IATA: OLP[4], ICAO: YOLD) is an airport in Olympic Dam, South Australia. There have been planned expansions for the airport starting in 2006 and ongoing in 2011. Alliance Airlines operate a public transport service between Olympic Dam and Adelaide.

General information[edit]

The airport is located at Olympic Dam, South Australia with the terminal located at 30°29′02.0322″S 136°53′02.7954″E / 30.483897833°S 136.884109833°E / -30.483897833; 136.884109833 (Olympic Dam Airport Terminal) with the local time zone (Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)) of +9:30 hours from UTC.[4] The airport's codes are OLP for FlightStats and IATA, YOLD for ICAO and it does not have an FFA code.[4] Several car rental companies operate from the airport.[5]

In 2007, there was a near mid-air collision between an Alliance Airlines plane and a charter flight.[6] Flooding in the region in 2010 did not affect the airport.[7]

2011 expansion proposal[edit]

Relocation discussions were underway in 2006, with a discussion about either expanding the Olympic Dam airport or building a new one close to Andamooka. The area was set to have 5,000 contracted employers brought in by BHP Billiton.[8] It was planned that the airport would be relocated should the Olympic Dam mine expand to an open-cut configuration.[9] Expansion plans outlined in 2011 included improving the airport to accommodate jets and passenger service.[10] 2011 plans for the airport included making the runway an all-weather one.[11] The planned location was between Roxby Downs and Andamooka.[11]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Airlines Adelaide[12]

Statistics[edit]

Olympic Dam Airport was ranked 48th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[1][3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Olympic Dam[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
19,289
1,304
2002-03
24,973
1,411
2003-04
25,715
1,727
2004-05
27,262
1,723
2005-06
37,112
1,924
2006-07
57,639
2,593
2007-08
74,099
2,278
2008-09
76,118
2,254
2009-10
60,168
1,809
2010-11
72,215
1,875
2011-12
90,438
2,462
2012-13
83,583
2,563
2013-14
76,103
2,233
2014-15
74,346
2,234

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ YOLD – Olympic Dam (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 08 November 2018, Aeronautical Chart Archived 10 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c "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 27 June 2012. Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. ^ a b c "(OLP) Olympic Dam Airport". Flightstats.com. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  5. ^ "Yellow Pages® | Data Protection". www.yellowpages.com.au. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  6. ^ 26 July 2007 11:30PM (2007-07-26). "Mid-air collision avoided". adelaidenow. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  7. ^ Pedler, Emma (2010-04-09). "Roxby flood damage". ABC North and West SA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  8. ^ "New airport mooted in BHP expansion - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  9. ^ "Olympic Dam Expansion: Infrastructure". BHP Billiton. Archived from the original on 24 December 2007.
  10. ^ "Olympic Dam Expansion 2011" (PDF). Australia: BHP Billiton: 5. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  11. ^ a b "Olympic Dam Expansion 2011: Materials handling and transport" (PDF). Australia: BHP Billiton: 19. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Australia's Alliance Air ends QantasLink tie-up". ch-aviation.