This is the list of airports in Australia. Includes licensed airports, excluding private airports. Airports are listed here with the 3-letter IATA code. A more extensive list can be found in En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA), which is available online on the Airservices Australia website and in individual lists for each state or territory.
List of airports
- Sydney Airport (SYD)
- Canberra Airport (CBR)
- Adelaide Airport (ADL)
- Melbourne Airport (MEL)
- Perth Airport (PER)
- Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
- Hobart Airport (HBA)
Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney (IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY) is located in the Australian port city of Sydney. It is the domestic airport of Qantas.
Smith Airport is one of the oldest and continuously used airports in the world. In 2003, it became the 28th busiest airport in the world, but since then it has not appeared in the top 30 rankings.
Melbourne Airport (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML), colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the Australian city, Melbourne. It is the second busiest airport in Australia. It was opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. It is also the only international airport for the Melbourne metropolitan area.
It consists of four terminals and is located 23 km from Melbourne city center near the suburb of Tullamarine. It also has its own postal code - Melbourne Airport, Victoria 3045. In 2016-17, the airport was used by about 25 million domestic and 10 million international passengers. The Melbourne-Sydney route is the fifth busiest passenger route in the world.
Perth Airport (IATA: PER, ICAO: YPPH) is an international airport that serves the capital and largest city in Western Australia. It is the fourth busiest airport in Australia. It falls below the city limits of Belmont, Kalamunda and Swan.
In the first twelve years of the 21st century, there was a large increase in the number of passengers at the airport, mainly due to the prolonged mining boom of the state and the increase in the traffic of international low-cost airlines. The number of passengers tripled between 2002 and 2012, with more than 12.6 million people passing through the airport in 2012. As of June 2016, there was a decrease to 9.5 million passengers.
The airport was opened in 1944 as Guildford Airport. In 1952, it was renamed Perth International Airport. There are a total of four terminals and a small terminal for general aviation services.