Rockhampton Airport, ROK

Airport Name: Rockhampton Airport
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 10 metres.
Municipiality: Rockhampton, Region: Queensland, Country: Australia
Website: ROK Airport Official Website
Wikipedia link: ROK Airport on Wikipedia

Rockhampton Airport is one of the country's busiest regional air hubs. The airport is mainly used for domestic air services, but occasional international flights are also catered. In 2009, it became Australia's 16th busiest airport, handling a total of 725,015 passengers.


During the 1920s, there have been efforts by the City Council of Rockhampton and the Federal Government to put up a permanent aerodrome in the city. However, for unknown reasons, both parties could not agree on a suitable site for the facility. Around that time, there were already a few locations around the city which had been used by light aircraft, all of which were unsuitable for long-term use.

In 1929, a group of aspiring aviators acquired the lease to Connor Park, a former race course. They developed the site to make it suitable for aircraft. The following year, they formed a club called Rockhampton Aero Club, and announced that flying training would be conducted at the site. On March 2, 1930, the Connor Park Aerodrome was officially opened. The name of the facility, however, did not exist for long as it was renamed, a few weeks later, as Rockhampton Aerodrome.

During the World War II, the Commonwealth took over control of the facility until the middle of 1980s. In 1989, the Rockhampton City Council was vested ownership of the airport.


The airport has two runways both paved. The main runway, 15/33, has a length of 2,568m, while the secondary runway, 04/22, measures 1,645m long.


The expansion of a new terminal was completed in 2008. This modern terminal houses both the arrival and departure lounges, a cafe/restaurant, conference room facilities, and a host of basic amenities and other facilities.

Flights and Destinations

Currently, there are only two airlines operating at the Rockhampton Airport - QantasLink and Virgin Australia. QantasLink make nine flights daily to Brisbane, twice daily to Cairns, Mackay and Townsville, and once daily to Gladstone. Virgin Australia makes five trips daily to Brisbane and once daily to Sydney and Townsville.

Transport to and from the Airport

There are currently three modes of transport services available for airport passengers. By far, the most reliable transport service is via a public bus. There are two bus companies plying between the airport and several points in the city. Taxi and car rental companies are also available.

Rockhampton Airport Arrivals

Rockhampton Airport Departures

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