Tom Price Airport

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Tom Price Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerPilbara Iron
LocationTom Price, Western Australia
Elevation AMSL2,300 ft / 701 m
Coordinates22°44′46″S 117°52′08″E / 22.74611°S 117.86889°E / -22.74611; 117.86889Coordinates: 22°44′46″S 117°52′08″E / 22.74611°S 117.86889°E / -22.74611; 117.86889
Map
YTMP is located in Western Australia
YTMP
YTMP
Location in Western Australia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 760 2,493 Dirt
Sources: DAFIF[1]

Tom Price Airport (IATA: TPR, ICAO: YTMP) is an airport near Tom Price, Western Australia.[2] It has a short dirt runway capable of handing small general aviation aircraft and light turboprops.

In December 2008, Rio Tinto lodged an application with the Shire of Ashburton to upgrade the runway and facilities to handle Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 size aircraft. This was planned to ease traffic at Paraburdoo Airport and allow tourists to access the nearby Karijini National Park.

However, on 16 January 2009, suffering the effects of lower demand and ore prices as a result of the global financial crisis, these plans were scrapped as Rio's capital expenditure program was cut.[3]

The strategic location of the planned airport has been chosen also to handle the expansions at the Brockman minesite, by Pilbara Iron.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for TPR at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Tom Price Airport Info Retrieved 6 August 2008.
  3. ^ Rio Tinto shelves Tom Price Hammersley Range Airport Archived 24 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 16 January 09.