Paraburdoo Airport

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Paraburdoo Airport
Pbo002.jpg
QantasLink flight arriving at Paraburdoo
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Rio Tinto Group
Operator Pilbara Iron
Serves Paraburdoo, Western Australia
Elevation AMSL 1,406 ft / 429 m
Coordinates 23°10′17″S 117°44′44″E / 23.17139°S 117.74556°E / -23.17139; 117.74556Coordinates: 23°10′17″S 117°44′44″E / 23.17139°S 117.74556°E / -23.17139; 117.74556
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YPBO is located in Western Australia
YPBO
YPBO
Location in Western Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,132 6,995 Asphalt
Statistics (2010/11[1])
Revenue passengers 205,219
Aircraft movements 2,748
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2]
Passenger and aircraft movements from the BITRE[3]

Paraburdoo Airport (IATA: PBO[4]ICAO: YPBO) is an airport serving Paraburdoo,[2] a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The airport is located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) northeast[2] of Paraburdoo. It also serves the town of Tom Price, with bus services completing the extra 71 km (44 miles) to Tom Price.[5]

The airport is owned by Rio Tinto Group and operated by Pilbara Iron.[6] Paraburdoo's primary air traffic is made up by a mixture of Qantas and Virgin Australia flights, as well as general aviation light aircraft. Qantas operates 32 direct flights weekly to and from Perth. Virgin Australia operate two Perth direct flights per week, with two closed charter flights weekly to Carnarvon and Geraldton.

Runways[edit]

  • Runway: 06/24
  • Dimensions: 2,132 m × 45 m (6,995 ft × 148 ft)
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • True heading: 245.0
  • Latitude: 23° 10' 02.54" S
  • Longitude 117° 45' 22.97" E
  • Elevation: 1,406 ft (429 m)
  • Slope: -0.4°
  • Landing distance: 6,995 ft (2,132 m)
  • Takeoff distance: 6,995 ft (2,132 m)

Lighting System[edit]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Cobham Aviation[7] Perth[8]
Qantas operated by Network Aviation Perth
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Perth

Incidents[edit]

On 17 June 2007[9] a twin-engine charter aircraft had a fault with its landing gear and was forced to circle for over two hours before making an emergency landing on Paraburdoo's runway. The incident required a cleanup of the runway as well as cranes to remove the aircraft. A QantasLink Boeing 717 from Perth to Paraburdoo was forced to divert to Newman Airport.

Statistics[edit]

Paraburdoo Airport was ranked 34th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[1][3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Paraburdoo[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
49,134
1,218
2002-03
56,556
1,258
2003-04
61,717
1,255
2004-05
70,343
1,285
2005-06
87,798
1,331
2006-07
101,428
1,290
2007-08
114,157
1,551
2008-09
130,298
1,767
2009-10
145,076
2,140
2010-11
205,219
2,748

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. ^ a b c YPBO – Paraburdoo (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 10 November 2016, 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. ^ Accident history for PBO at Aviation Safety Network
  5. ^ "Paraburdoo Airport Details". Qantas. Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "CASA Certified Aerodromes Registry". Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  7. ^ QantasLink timetable retrieved 4 August 2011
  8. ^ Qantas route maps Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Passengers survive WA plane emergency". ABC News. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2010.