Port Hedland International Airport

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Port Hedland International Airport
Port Hedland airport terminal 2012.JPG
Entrance to the terminal, 2012.
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Town of Port Hedland
Operator AMP Capital (50%)
Infrastructure Capital Group (50%)
Serves Port Hedland and South Hedland
Location Port Hedland, Western Australia
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 20°22′40″S 118°37′35″E / 20.37778°S 118.62639°E / -20.37778; 118.62639Coordinates: 20°22′40″S 118°37′35″E / 20.37778°S 118.62639°E / -20.37778; 118.62639
Website porthedlandairport.com.au
Map
YPPD is located in Western Australia
YPPD
YPPD
Location in Western Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,500 8,202 Chipseal
18/36 1,000 3,281 Chipseal
Statistics (2014/15)
Passengers 470,741
Aircraft movements 5,518
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Port Hedland International Airport (IATA: PHEICAO: YPPD) is an airport serving Port Hedland, Western Australia. The airport is 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) south-east[1] of Port Hedland and 11 km (6.8 mi) from South Hedland and is owned by the Town of Port Hedland Council. It is an important airport for passengers who work in the mining industry.

The airport has undergone a number of upgrades. Stage one of works include the extension of an existing taxiway and installation of new lighting, the construction of a new taxiway, widening of taxiway intersections and the extension of the domestic and international arrivals and departures area. This was to be completed by the end of July 2011.[2] A further upgrade occurred in 2013.[3]

Between 2008 and 2014, passenger movements more than doubled as a result of increased fly-in fly-out activity to the Pilbara during the mining boom.

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines previously operated flights to Denpasar which were suspended in 2014, the Denpasar flight resumed on 4 April 2015 and is operated by Virgin Australia.[4]

In July 2015, the Town of Port Hedland agreed to lease the airport to AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group for 50 years.[5][6] The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Qantas Brisbane, Perth
QantasLink operated by Cobham Aviation Perth
QantasLink operated by Network Aviation Perth
Virgin Australia Denpasar, Perth
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Perth

Statistics[edit]

Port Hedland International Airport was ranked 20th in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2014/15.[8][9]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Port Hedland[9]
Year[8] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
69,681
2,388
2002-03
76,789
2,393
2003-04
91,371
2,502
2004-05
100,430
2,791
2005-06
120,931
2,103
2006-07
158,755
2,159
2007-08
196,252
2,588
2008-09
208,819
2,757
2009-10
296,810
3,477
2010-11
367,690
4,721
2011-12
473,979
5,450
2012-13
512,630
6,020
2013-14
504,659
5,754
2014-15
470,741
5,518

Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes into and out of Port Hedland Airport
(FY 2011[8])[10]
Rank Airport Passengers carried  % change
1  Western Australia, Perth Airport 339,246 Increasen/a*

*Port Hedland-Perth route data only included from August 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b YPPD – Port Hedland (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 25 May 2017, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ PHIA Upgrades will Reduce Carbon Emissions and Flight Delays - Town of Port Hedland media release. Retrieved 4 August 2011
  3. ^ Nine million dollar upgrade for Port Hedland International Airport Port Hedland International Airport 17 September 2013
  4. ^ Port Hedland passengers board inaugural 737 flight service to Bali Town of Port Hedland 2 April 2015
  5. ^ New airport custodians to deliver new era for Port Hedland Port Hedland International Airport 25 August 2015
  6. ^ AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group to acquire Port Hedland International Airport AMP Capital 26 August 2015
  7. ^ DIT Acquires 50% of Port Hedland International Airport Infrastructure Capital 15 September 2015
  8. ^ a b c Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  9. ^ a b "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"
  10. ^ "Australian Domestic Airline Activity 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"

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