Kununurra Airport, KNX
Airport Name: Kununurra Airport
IATA Code: KNX, ICAO Code: YPKU
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 44 metres.
Municipiality: Kununurra, Region: Western Australia, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: KNX Airport on Wikipedia
Kununurra Airport is the main airport on the city of Kununurra in Western Australia. With the increasing passenger traffic in the last 10 years, it ranked 46th in the list of airports with most revenue passengers for 2009-2010. From the 37,134 passengers for 2001-2002, this airport was able to accommodate 81,933 passengers in 2009-2010. Kununurra Airport is currently run by Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
The airport has only one runway for its operations—12/30. This asphalt runway has a length measurement of 1,829m (6, 000 feet).
The airport has two newly upgraded passenger terminals. The second one, which is a terminal for jet flights, was opened last February 2012. Both operate regularly from 7:00am to 7:00pm, including Sundays and Holidays.
Flights and Destinations
Flights originating from the Kununurra Airport go to the following destinations - Agryle, Broome, Darwin, and Perth. Both airlines offer flights to Broome and Perth, while flights to Agryle are provided only by Skywest Airlines, and flights to Darwin are by Airnorth.
Aside from passenger airlines, charter airlines of Shoal Air, Alligator Airways, Heliwork WA, and Slingair also offer flights to and from the Kununurra Airport.
Transport To and From the Airport
Access to airport is primarily via cars or taxis. The airport is a 10-minute drive from the city center, and would cost $8 if one were to travel through taxi. Service desks of taxi and car rental companies such as Budget and Avis can be found in the airport terminal.