Alice Springs Airport - Alice Springs, NT, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 23° 48.095 E 133° 54.211
53K E 388300 N 7367309
Quick Description: Alice Springs Airport (IATA: ASP, ICAO: YBAS) is a regional airport 13 km (8.1 mi) south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
Location: Northern Territory, Australia
Date Posted: 1/1/2015 11:59:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5YG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
From Wikipedia

The airport has two runways, the largest of which can accommodate a Boeing 747 or 777 landing (but not a fully laden takeoff due to high temperatures and the runway length). The only scheduled flights using the airport are domestic, although international charters do use the airport on occasions. The airport is not subject to a curfew and operates 24 hours a day.

During 2010–11 a total of 640,519 domestic passengers passed through Alice Springs Airport making it the 18th busiest in Australia.

The facility is also extensively used to launch stratospheric research balloons; the runways used for a balloon launch are closed for aircraft traffic during the balloon launch process.

The airport was notably involved in Australia's first domestic airline hijacking, and later a suicide attack by a former airline employee which claimed the lives of four others. (visit link)
Type: Regional

ICAO Airport Code: YBAS

IATA Airport Code: ASP

FAA Identifier: Not listed

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