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Port Macquarie Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Serves Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 31°26′09″S 152°51′48″E / 31.43583°S 152.86333°E / -31.43583; 152.86333Coordinates: 31°26′09″S 152°51′48″E / 31.43583°S 152.86333°E / -31.43583; 152.86333
Website www.hastings.nsw.gov.au
YPMQ is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 1,600 5,249 Asphalt
10/28 696 2,283 Grass
Statistics (2010-11[1])
Passengers 218,897
Aircraft movements 5,236
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart.[2] Passengers and aircraft movements from BITRE[3]

Port Macquarie Airport (IATA: PQQICAO: YPMQ) is an airport in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia. The airport is 2.25 nautical miles (4.17 km; 2.59 mi) west[2] of the city center and is managed by the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council on behalf of its owners - the constituents of the Hastings. The airport had 218,897 revenue passengers, the 29th busiest in Australia, and 5,236 aircraft movements in the 2010-2011 financial year.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
QantasLink operated by Eastern Australia Airlines Sydney
Seasonal: Lord Howe Island
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Brisbane, Sydney

Virgin Australia[edit]

On 4 February 2008, Virgin Blue (now Virgin Australia) commenced direct scheduled services between Sydney and Port Macquarie. The flights operate daily in the morning. The service used to be conducted by an Embraer E-170 aircraft, and is the first scheduled jet service for the airport. On 19 October 2011, Virgin Australia's ATR 72 departed on its first flight to Brisbane. Connections are offered to all major Australian cities via Sydney. An increase to twice-daily service commenced 4 August 2008.[4]

Competition by Virgin resulted in a significant drop in fare prices for the Port Macquarie - Sydney route, where Qantas previously operated a monopoly after Hazelton Airlines ceased services in 2001.[5]

On 28 July 2011, Virgin Australia (in partnership with Skywest Airlines) announced its intention to commence a daily Brisbane to Port Macquarie service from October 2011. Subject to regulatory approval, the flight will be operated by the airline's newly delivered ATR 72 aircraft on a once-daily basis. The airline also announced that, as a result of the removal of Embraer 170 aircraft from its fleet, Sydney to Port Macquarie services would also be operated by ATR72 aircraft.[6][7]

Aircraft Operations[edit]

Busiest domestic routes into and out of Port Macquarie (year ending June 2011[1])[8]
Rank Airport Passengers  % change Carriers
1  New South Wales, Sydney 212,815 Increase 5.6 Virgin Australia, QantasLink

Connections to Brisbane (via Coffs Harbour) by Brindabella Airlines ceased 31 December 2010, citing poor loads on the route.[9] Despite this, Virgin Australia entered the route on 19 October 2011 as a daily service with their ATR72 aircraft.[7]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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ABC Local
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0700

Lake Cathie will be artificially opened to the sea, to lower water levels after last weekend's heavy rain. Roughly 100 millimetres of rain fell on Port Macquarie Airport over the weekend, pushing Lake Cathie over its 1.6 metre trigger level. The ...
Beef Central
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:13:22 -0800

The highest weekly total was 366 mm at Port Macquarie Airport in New South Wales. Rainfall totals of between 50 mm and 200 mm were recorded in much of the Top End of the Northern Territory and between the Cape York Peninsula and northeastern New ...
ABC Online
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0700

"One of our operators of our 'call when needed' contractors has moved a couple of aircraft to Port Macquarie Airport," he said. "The most important thing is, people need to get a Bushfire Survival Plan and fill it out and discuss with their families ...

Irish Independent

The Daily Telegraph
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:06:59 -0700

FOR Adam and Kate Osborne, Port Macquarie Airport must have looked like paradise. The young couple, last off the Virgin flight, stepped on to the tarmac clutching two precious bundles who barely blinked at the joyful chaos that greeted their return.
The Daily Telegraph
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:18:45 -0700

He also scratched his Subaru Tribeca after sideswiping an airport pay station in October 2011 when trying to reverse out of a queue after the pay machine at Port Macquarie airport refused his money. “Queue of vehicles formed behind on very narrow ...
Courier Mail
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:48:36 -0700

Meanwhile, Andrew Moloney's Glasgow teammate Shelley Watts, from Laurieton, NSW received an emotional welcome at nearby Port Macquarie airport on Sunday after she returned home with her gold medal. More than 50 supporters made a green and ...
Port Macquarie News
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 11:16:55 -0700

The federal government intends to make the Mid-North Coast Aviation Plan a priority when money is allocated from the Priority Regional Infrastructure Program, or an existing fund. Port Macquarie Airport would be the regional centre for passenger travel ...
Port Macquarie News
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:54:37 -0800

One Mid-North Coast student - Jack Skelton - knows he did pretty well in Information Technology. Jack is one of just 65 NSW secondary public school pupils who achieved a "first In course" in the 2012 High School Certificate. The Gloucester High School ...

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