The Granites Airport

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The Granites Airport
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorNewmont Tanami Operations
LocationThe Granites
Elevation AMSL1,296 ft / 395 m
Coordinates20°32′54″S 130°21′00″E / 20.54833°S 130.35000°E / -20.54833; 130.35000Coordinates: 20°32′54″S 130°21′00″E / 20.54833°S 130.35000°E / -20.54833; 130.35000
Map
YTGT is located in Northern Territory
YTGT
YTGT
Location in the Northern Territory
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,336 7,664 Sealed
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

The Granites Airport (IATA: GTS, ICAO: YTGT) is located at The Granites, a large gold mine in the Tanami Desert region of the Northern Territory, Australia. A $5.1 million upgrade to the airport was completed in 2012, sealing the runway and allowing all-weather jet operations[2] catering to approximately 950 Fly-in fly-out workers employed at the remote site.[3] Additionally, the Royal Flying Doctor Service also use the airport for aeromedical flights supporting the surrounding region.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Airlines Alice Springs, Darwin, Perth[4]
Fly Tiwi Darwin
Airnorth Darwin

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