Hervey Bay Airport, HVB
Airport Name: Hervey Bay Airport
IATA Code: HVB, ICAO Code: YHBA
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 18 metres.
Municipiality: Hervey Bay, Region: Queensland, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: HVB Airport on Wikipedia
Hervey Bay Airport is the main airport for Hervey Bay City, and also for Fraser Coast Region of Australia. It is tagged as Queensland's fastest growing airport in 2006, having served twice the amount of passengers in 2005. It is currently owned and operated by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.
The land occupied by the Airport is 10km from the city's business center, and is surrounded by a mixture of low density urban and rural residential, as well as commercial establishments. It is a hub for the airlines Aero Club and Air League.
In 1963, the then Hervey Bay Airport was erected and used for commercial purposes for more than 30 years. And then, last 2005, it underwent major upgrades in its terminal and runway to further enhance the services it provides to the passengers.
There is one functional runway for the Hervey Bay Airport, which is designated as 11/29. This 2,000m long runway is entirely surfaced with asphalt. Future plans include the construction of a new cross runway, a little smaller than the current one, which will be used for general aviation.
The passenger terminal building of the airport was renovated last 2005. It houses the arrivals foyer, departure lounge, retail concourse, check-in area, meeting rooms, baggage screening areas, and airline offices. It also has ATM machines and Wi-Fi connections, as well as car hire and shuttle bus precincts.
Flights and Destinations
Currently, only 3 airlines are received by the Hervey Bay Airport - Qantas, SEAIR Pacific, and Virgin Australia. These airlines connect Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast passengers to Brisbane, Lady Elliot Island, and Sydney. Sunshine Express Airlines ceased partnership with the Airport in 2006.
Transport To and From the Airport
Transport buses, taxis, and rental cars and limousines have their designated parking slots in front of the terminal building.