Armidale Airport, ARM
Airport Name: Armidale Airport
IATA Code: ARM, ICAO Code: YARM
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 1084 metres.
Municipiality: Armidale, Region: New South Wales, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: ARM Airport on Wikipedia
Run by the Armidale Dumaresq Shire Council, Armidale Airport is main airport that serves the city of Armidale in New South Wales. In 2009-2010, the airport has handled around 99, 578 passengers, which relatively many for a regional airport. In fact, among all regional airports, Armidale Airport is the 9th busiest in terms of passenger traffic.
Armidale Airport has two runways. The first one, 05/23, measures 1,738m and is surfaced with asphalt. The second one, 09/27, is 1,116m long and has grass/gravel surface.
The airport has one terminal, used by the two airlines that service it—Qantas and Brindabella Airlines.
Flights and Destinations
The first airline that started servicing the airport, Qantas, offers flights to Sydney four times a day. Brindabella Airlines, on the other hand, has flights to Brisbane. Virgin Australia is expected to operate in the airport soon, as it announced an expansion of its presence in the regional area which will include the city of Armidale.
Transport To and From the Airport
Using private vehicles, the airport is a 10-minute drive from the city center. Free car parks inside Armidale Airport are available, although the airport management is considering paid parking due to the increasing problem of parking congestion in the airport. Taxis are another option, which costs A$15 per passenger. Car rentals services are also available, and are provided by companies such as Budget, Avis, Thrifty, and Hertz.