Portland Airport (Victoria)

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Portland Airport
IATA: PTJICAO: YPOD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Glenelg Shire Council
Location Portland, Victoria
Elevation AMSL 265 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 38°19′05″S 141°28′16″E / 38.31806°S 141.47111°E / -38.31806; 141.47111Coordinates: 38°19′05″S 141°28′16″E / 38.31806°S 141.47111°E / -38.31806; 141.47111
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YPOD is located in Victoria
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Location in Victoria
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,616 5,302 Asphalt
17/35 1,180 3,871 Gravel
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 7,405
Aircraft Movements 1,142
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1] and Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics[2]

Portland Airport (IATA: PTJICAO: YPOD) is located within the locality of Cashmore, 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) northwest[1] of Portland, Victoria, Australia. Opened in 1982, the airport is one of only three in the state outside Melbourne to receive regular passenger services, providing an important gateway for southwest Victoria. The airport is home to the Portland Aero Club and is the maintenance base of Sharp Airlines. From 2009 onwards, the Victorian Government contributed funding for works to modernize the airport, including upgrade the airport's aprons, taxiways and terminal building, completed in 2014.[3]

Airport facilities[edit]

Portland airport has two runways. The primary runway, 08/26 (1,616 m × 30 m (5,302 ft × 98 ft)) is sealed and equipped with both precision approach path indicators (PAPIs) at each end and Pilot Controlled Lighting which can be turned on and off by radio as required. Fuel and aircraft maintenance facilities are available. There is no control tower and pilots are required to co-ordinate aircraft movements using a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF), while weather information is available on a discreet frequency. Airservices Australia maintain the Portland NDB navigation aid on the airport grounds.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Sharp Airlines Melbourne–Essendon

Since peaking at 14,436 passengers carried in 2010,[2] passenger numbers through Portland airport have steadily declined. Between 2009-13, Sharp Airlines linked the town with Adelaide, South Australia and Avalon Airport near Geelong, however these services have since been withdrawn.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c YPOD – Portland (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 3 March 2016, [1]
  2. ^ a b "Airport Traffic Data 1985-2014". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (). 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  3. ^ "Portland Airport Redeveloped". Australian Flying. 11 September 2014.