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Rottnest Island Airport

Rottnest Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorRottnest Island Authority
LocationRottnest Island
Elevation3 m (12 ft)

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Rottnest Island Airport is a small airport for light aircraft, situated about 800 metres from the main settlement at Thomson Bay. Daily air services operate to the island. In the past these have been from Perth Airport, but in recent years have been mainly from Jandakot.

The single 1290 m runway runs East-West and is situated behind Thomsons Bay and south of Government House Lake. Part of the lake was resumed for the construction of the airport runway. The Rottnest Tram track runs south of and parallel to the runway.

The airport opened in November 1930 and has been used regularly since then for private and small commercial operations, ferrying workers and holiday makers between Perth and the island.

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