Tennant Creek Airport


Tennant Creek Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Tennant Creek Airport
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IATA = TCA
ICAO = YTNK
type = Public
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operator = Airport Development Group (ADG)
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location = Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
elevation-f = 1,236
elevation-m = 377
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r1-number = 07/25
r1-length-f = 6,427
r1-length-m = 1,959
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 11/29
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Tennant Creek Airport Airport codes|TCA|YTNK is a small regional airport located near Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia.

Located one kilometre from the remote outback township of Tennant Creek, the airport caters to mining companies and small predominantly Aboriginal communities in the surrounding area, providing an important link for the local population with Alice Springs, Katherine, Darwin and other regional centres.

History

World War II

During World War II the airfield was utilised as a staging airfield between South Australia and Darwin, Northern Territory by the Royal Australian Air Force.

Units that ultised Tennant Creek Airfield

*No. 34 Squadron RAAF

Post War

The terminal facilities at Tennant Creek Airport were constructed during the 1960s.

On 1 April 1989, the Federal Airports Corporation took control of the airport and on 10 June 1998, passed control and management to the Airport Development Group (ADG). ADG hold a 50 year lease over Tennant Creek Airport with free option for a further 49 years.

Airlines and destinations

*Aboriginal Air Services (Alice Springs)

External links

* [http://www.ntairports.com.au/TCIndex.htm Tennant Creek Airport]


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