Orange Airport

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Orange Regional Airport
Orange Airport temporary terminal.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Orange City Council
Serves Orange, New South Wales, Australia Blayney, New South Wales
Location Huntley / Spring Hill
Elevation AMSL 3,115 ft / 949 m
Coordinates 33°22′54″S 149°07′59″E / 33.38167°S 149.13306°E / -33.38167; 149.13306Coordinates: 33°22′54″S 149°07′59″E / 33.38167°S 149.13306°E / -33.38167; 149.13306
Map
YORG is located in New South Wales
YORG
YORG
Location in New South Wales
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,213 7,260 Asphalt
04/22 783 2,569 Grass & red clay
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Orange Regional Airport (IATA: OAGICAO: YORG) is located in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales servicing the city of Orange[1] and the towns of Blayney and Cowra. It is located in the area known as Huntley, near Spring Hill and approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) from Orange CBD.

Facilities[edit]

At an elevation of 3,115 ft (949 m) above sea level, the airport is one of Australia's highest airports, behind Mount Hotham Airport and Armidale Airport. It has two runways: 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,213 m × 30 m (7,260 ft × 98 ft) and 04/22 with a grassed red clay surface measuring 783 m × 30 m (2,569 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Terminal Upgrade and Airport Extension[edit]

As part of a larger upgrade to the airport, the old terminal building was closed on 21 September 2013 and demolished in the following weeks. Construction on the new terminal was estimated to cost A$3.3 million.[2][3] A two-year project to extend the airport's main runway by 538 metres (1,765 feet) commenced around the same time, and was completed in 2015. [4]

In August 2014, the airport's new terminal opened, which featured dedicated departures and arrivals areas, room for three airlines, a cafe, hire car desks for Avis and Hertz and a conveyor belt system. The terminal has no security screening, meaning that despite the improvements to the airport's runways, aircraft with over 50 seats remain unable to offer services from the airport.

Airlines and airport users[edit]

Regular Passenger Transport[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Airlines Charter:1 Brisbane, Melbourne–Essendon
Fly Corporate Brisbane (begins 20 February 2017)[5]
Regional Express Airlines Sydney

Notes
^1 Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) private charter operations only.

Orange Aero Club[edit]

Originally established in the 1930s, the Orange Aero Club is a social and flying club based at the airport. The Club hosts regular flying competitions and fly-aways from its new building, The Max Hazelton Aero Centre. [6]

Flight Training[edit]

There are a small number of flying schools based at the airport accommodating training in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

Statistics[edit]

Orange Airport was ranked 53rd in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[7][8]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Orange[8]
Year[7] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
38,820
3,086
2002-03
37,856
2,597
2003-04
48,945
2,381
2004-05
57,294
2,512
2005-06
56,576
2,528
2006-07
58,252
2,519
2007-08
60,736
2,568
2008-09
54,560
2,468
2009-10
53,379
2,308
2010-11
59,840
2,315

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c YORG – Orange (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 10 November 2016, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Airport upgrade gets final approval orange.nsw.gov.au, published: 1 October 2013, accessed: 19 November 2013
  3. ^ Air travellers start using new terminal orange.nsw.gov.au, published: 23 September 2013, accessed: 19 November 2013
  4. ^ "Airport Expansion". Orange City Council website. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Announcement Of Direct Flights Between Orange And Brisbane". Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Club History". Orange Aero Club. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  8. ^ 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"

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