Townsville Airport Information
Here is some information about Townsville Airport from Wikipedia:
Townsville Airport (IATA: TSV) is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Townsville and is located 5 km from the Townsville CBD. The airport is also known as Townsville International Airport, and Garbutt Airport, a reference to its location in the Townsville suburb of Garbutt. The airport is serviced by major Australian domestic and regional airlines, and in 2008/09 handled 1,539,425 passengers making it the 11th busiest airport in Australia.
Townsville International Airport is a common-user civilian and defence facility, sharing access with RAAF Base Townsville. The airport is used as a staging point for Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations within Australia and internationally. The aerodrome has also been used for coordination of relief efforts following Tropical Cyclones and other natural disasters, notably Cyclone Larry in 2006.
The Airport was the first Australian regional city airport to be granted international airport status commencing in 1980. More recently the airport ceased handling direct civil international flights as a result of airline market restructuring and competetion with Cairns Airport for regional tourism. The last international flight was operated by Qantas in 2002, between Townsville and Singapore via Brisbane using a Boeing 767. The airport however maintains customs capacity and the potential for international services.
Townsville Airport has been positioned in 2009 as a northern Australian focus city for Virgin Blue, and has developed an aerospace precinct attracting major civil and military maintenance activities.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Townsville Airport:
- Alliance Airlines
- Skytrans Airlines
- Regional Express
- Virgin Blue