Bathurst Island Airport

Bathurst Island Airport (IATA: BRT, ICAO: YBTI) is located at Wurrumiyanga, on the south east coast of Bathurst Island, Australia. The airport has a sealed runway, which is 1,470 m × 30 m (4,823 ft × 98 ft), making it unsuitable for larger commercial jets. However, there are regular, smaller commercial tours to the island. Bathurst Island Airport is 80 km (50 mi) from Darwin International Airport.

Bathurst Island Airport
Bathurst Island runway approach, 2011
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorTiwi Island Regional Council
ServesBathurst Island, Australia
LocationWurrumiyanga
Elevation AMSL67 ft / 20 m
Coordinates11°46′09″S 130°37′11″E
Map
YBTI
Location in the Northern Territory
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 1,470 4,823 Asphalt
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

History

The Royal Australian Air Force utilised the airfield during World War II. The original airfield is now the public cemetery with the newer strip located 2 kilometres west.

See also

References

  1. YBTI – Bathurst Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 15 August 2019, Aeronautical Chart


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