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Christmas Island Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorPDL Toll
LocationChristmas Island
Elevation279 m (916 ft)

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Christmas Island Airport is an airport located on Christmas Island, a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. The island is located 2600 km (1615.6 mi) northwest of the Western Australian city of Perth, 500 km (310.7 mi) south of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, and 975 km (605.8 mi) east-northeast of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Although located on Australian territory, the airport is classified as a Category 4 international airport for all arrivals, including those from Australia. It is owned by the Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS), but is operated under contract by PDL Toll. The Government's decision to contract its airport operations in 2004 resulted in a reduction of the work force, which caused major industrial upheaval on a local basis, seeing Forte Airport Management, the contractor at the time, forced to defend in the Industrial Relations Commission its right to recruit staff under an Australian Workplace Agreement.

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