The Granites Airport

The Granites Airport (IATA: GTS, ICAO: YTGT) is located at The Granites, a large gold mine in the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory of Australia. A $5.1 million upgrade to the airport was completed in 2012, sealing the runway and allowing all-weather jet operations[2] catering to approximately 950 Fly-in fly-out workers employed at the remote site.[3] Additionally, the Royal Flying Doctor Service also use the airport for aeromedical flights supporting the surrounding region.[2]

The Granites Airport
Airport typePrivate
OperatorNewmont Tanami Operations
LocationTanami, Northern Territory
Elevation AMSL1,296 ft / 395 m
Coordinates20°32′54″S 130°21′00″E
Location in the Northern Territory
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,336 7,664 Sealed
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airnorth Darwin
Alliance Airlines Alice Springs, Darwin, Perth[4]
Fly Tiwi Darwin

See also


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