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Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in New South Wales
Airport typePublic
OperatorBallina Shire
LocationBallina, New South Wales
Elevation2 m (7 ft)

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Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is a small regional airport located at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. It is owned and operated by Ballina Shire Council.

It serves Ballina and the nearby town of Byron Bay, a 20 minute drive north. Ballina Airport handled 334,190 passengers in the 2009 financial year.

It is 5 km (3.1 mi) from the Ballina CBD, in Southern Cross Drive. An occasional bus service operates to and from the airport, except on Christmas Day.

In 2005 Ballina Airport was renamed Ballina Byron Gateway Airport in a bid to attract more people to the area.

A master plan for an upgrade and expansion of the terminal has been drawn up and may be constructed with a new glass facade facing the apron and runway as well as a new drop-off/pick-up area and multiple interior changes. This is due to the increase in numbers since the introduction of jet services by Jetstar and Virgin Australia.

The upgrade will in the future involve a taxiway being built for the runway and many more facilities for the airport. There is a master plan for the airport.

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