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Alice Springs Airport

Alice Springs Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Northern Territory
Airport typePublic
OwnerNorthern Territory Airports Pty Ltd
OperatorAlice Springs Airport Pty Ltd
ServesAlice Springs, Northern Territory
Elevation545 m (1789 ft)

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Alice Springs Airport is a small regional airport 14 kilometres south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The airport has two runways, the largest of which can accommodate a Boeing 747 or 777 landing (but not a fully laden takeoff due to high temperatures and the runway length). The only scheduled flights using the airport are domestic, although international charters do use the airport on occasions. The airport is not subject to a curfew and operates 24 hours a day.

In the year ending 30 June 2009, the airport handled 674,215 passengers making it the 17th busiest airport in Australia.

The facility is also extensively used to launch stratospheric research balloons; the runways used for a balloon launch are closed for aircraft traffic during the balloon launch process.

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