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Bathurst Airport (Australia)

Airport information
Airport typePublic
ServesBathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Elevation742 m (2435 ft)

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Bathurst Airport is an airport serving Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

Located in the Central Tablelands, Bathurst Airport is presently serviced by one airline, Regional Express Airlines (Rex). The airports history dates to just prior the second world war when local politicians campaigned for an airport for Bathurst. The war prompted the Federal Government to establish the aerodrome during the war years, immediately following the war commercial air services commenced with passenger flights to Sydney. Today several flying schools operate at the airport and it is used frequently by trainee pilots during their navigation training. There are no landing charges for aircraft under 2000 kg which makes it a popular option as a destination for many pilots, mostly trainee pilots from Bankstown and Camden Airports in the Sydney Basin.

The airport has two primary runways: one sealed and one brown gravel (with large grass area either side of gravel). The airport also has one secondary runway used for glider traffic. The sealed runway, taxiway and apron have lighting facilities which are pilot-activated.

There were 8,000 landings in 2010 which include recreational flying, business jets, charters, regular passenger flights, emergency services, and Air Force flights. The airport is owned, managed and maintained by Bathurst Regional Council.

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