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Paradise awaits Hamilton Island Airport

This busy airport handles direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, operated by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas.

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Airport operations

The airport’s single runway and main parking apron are suitable for up to B737/A320 aircraft, with additional parking for corporate jets. Prior parking approval is required for general aviation aircraft.

Aviation fuel is available at the airport, and the schedule of fees and charges includes landing and passenger service fees.

Ground handling, aircraft servicing, marshalling and baggage handling services are provided by local operators.

As a security controlled airport, the requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and regulations apply to airside activities. During operational periods the main apron is a security restricted area. Security measures include the screening of aircraft crew and passengers.

Operational facilities

Runways and taxiways

There is one runway at Hamilton Island Airport to cater for aircraft traffic. The runway (Runway 14/32) is 1764m long and 45m wide and is suitable for aircraft up to B737/A320 size.

Aircraft parking aprons

Airline aircraft are catered for on the main parking apron where four B737/A320 size aircraft, plus a large corporate jet type aircraft can be parked at any given time. Space is limited for general aviation aircraft parking. Please arrange prior parking approval.

Navigational aids

The airport has a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) visual navigational aid and VHF Omni Range (VOR) radio aids to pilots.

Air traffic control

The airport has a control tower that is operated by Airservices Australia.  The tower’s operating hours are published in NOTAM.

Airport rescue and fire fighting

A rescue and fire fighting service is provided for all airline flights by Airservices Australia.

Further details

Further details of the facilities for pilots are contained in Airservices Australia publications: En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA), and Departure and Approach Paths-East (DAP-East). Pilots should access this information through the Airservices Australia website and their Pilot Centre.


Phone: 07 4946 8620