View of a Virgin Blue E190 (from Observation Deck) that has just arrived from Sydney, preparing for its return journey
View of departures lounge, in the middle of the terminal, with a Virgin Blue E190 on the tarmac in the background
View of check-in area, at the northern end of the terminal with guests waiting in line to check in for Virgin Blue flight DJ1162 to Sydney
Coffs Harbour Airport: (IATA: CFS, ICAO: YCFS) (formerly ICAO code of YSCH until November 2007) is the only airport located in and serving the regional centre of Coffs Harbour, Australia. The airport is located near Boambee, south of Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour Regional Airport is one of the largest and busiest regional airports in New South Wales, handling numerous types of aircraft. The airport is currently serviced by four carriers, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways Australia, and Brindabella Airlines, and has the capacity to handle aircraft up to the size of a 240-seat Boeing 767. Coffs Harbour airport is located right at the doorstep of the Pacific Highway which links all of Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas to the airport.
In 2011 the airport handled over 27,000 aircraft movements. The terminal handled 341,116 passengers in the 2011 financial year, making it the 22nd busiest airport in Australia.
Airport facilities and services 
Open air paid parking is provided for over 200 cars.
The airport was established by the Council in 1928. It was requisitioned by the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II for the purposes of an airbase for anti submarine patrols. No. 71 Squadron and 'C' Flight No. 73 Squadron operated from the base from 1943 until being disbanded in late 1944. No. 12 Operational Base Unit maintained and serviced the airfield during its operation. A number of bunkers associated with the RAAF's occupation of the airfield exist near the airfield.
Airlines and destinations 
Annual passenger statistics for Coffs Harbour Airport
Busiest Domestic Routes out of Coffs Harbour Airport(Year Ending September 2010) 
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|| New South Wales, Sydney Airport
||Virgin Australia, QantasLink
Incidents and accidents 
On 15 May 2003, an Ambulance Service of New South Wales Beechcraft B200C King Air aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Coffs Harbour Airport after it hit the sea or a reef near the Coffs Harbour boat harbour during an instrument approach in heavy rain and poor visibility. One of the main landing gear legs was torn off; there were no injuries. The aircraft was subsequently scrapped.
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