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Tom Price Airport

Tom Price Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerPilbara Iron
LocationTom Price, Western Australia
Elevation (2062 ft)

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Tom Price Airport is an airport near Tom Price, Western Australia. It has a short dirt runway capable of handing small general aviation aircraft and light turboprops. Qantas served Tom Price from its Perth base back in 1999.

In December 2008, Rio Tinto lodged an application with the local Shire to upgrade the runway and facilities to handle Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 size aircraft. This was planned to ease traffic at Paraburdoo Airport and allow tourist to access the nearby Karijini National Park.

However, on 16 January 2009, suffering the effects of lower demand and ore prices as a result of Global Financial Crisis, these plans were scrapped as Rio's capital expenditure program was cut.

The strategic location of the planned airport has been chosen also to handle the expansions at Brockman minesite, by Pilbara Iron.

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