Olympic Dam Airport

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Olympic Dam Airport
IATA: OLPICAO: YOLD
Summary
Airport type Private
Operator BHP Billiton, Olympic Dam Operations
Serves Olympic Dam Mine
Location Olympic Dam, South Australia
Elevation AMSL 343 ft / 105 m
Coordinates 30°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])
Passengers 72,215
Aircraft movements 1,875
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/GMT.[4] The airport's codes are OLP for FlightStats and IATA, YOLD for ICAO and it does not have an FFA code.[4] Avis Rent a Car System has operated from the airport.[5]

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

Expansion[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 is planned that the airport be relocated due to the expansion of the Olympic Dam mine.[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]

Airlines Destinations
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 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  3. ^ a b c "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 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. ^ Uniworld Business Publications, Incorporated (30 April 2009). Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-8360-0059-7. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  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.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  11. ^ a b "Olympic Dam Expansion 2011" (PDF). Australia: BHP Billiton: 19. Retrieved 3 July 2012.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  12. ^ "Australia's Alliance Air ends QantasLink tie-up". ch-aviation.