Tamworth Airport, TMW
Airport Name: Tamworth Airport
IATA Code: TMW, ICAO Code: YSTW
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 407 metres.
Municipiality: Tamworth, Region: New South Wales, Country: Australia
Website: TMW Airport Official Website
Wikipedia link: TMW Airport on Wikipedia
Tamworth Airport, also known as Tamworth Regional Airport, is located in New Winton Road, just 10km from the city proper of Tamworth in New South Wales. Having a history of aviation excellence, the airport plays a significant role in local community development and labor.
The airport is owned and operated by the Regional Council of Tamworth. Aviation training schools and businesses (e.g. Aviskills and BAE Systems Flight Training Australia) can be found inside the airport facilities. It is also a base for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.
Tamworth Airport was originally constructed as a training airfield for No. 6 Elementary Flying Training School of the Royal Australian Air Force in 1940. It was then named the RAAF Airfield. After World War II, it housed the East West Airlines. The newly renovated and extended airport opened in 1956, but is continuously being expanded to accommodate larger aircrafts. Tenant schools and businesses encouraged the Airport to undergo further innovations.
Tamworth Airport has 4 functional runways, designated as 12L/30R, 12R/30L, 18/36, and 06/24. The first two are asphalted, while the other two are grass-surfaced. Their lengths are 2,200m, 1,110m, 1,020m, and 842m, respectively.
The modernized terminal building of the airport has kiosk and catering services and rental car desks. It has also extensive car parking, which allows cars to park for free.
Flights and Destinations
Tamworth Airport is currently being serviced by QantasLink providing passengers with air transport to and from Sydney.
Transport To and From the Airport
Taxis are available within the vicinity of the airport to bring passengers to the city proper.