- Tennant Creek Airport
name = Tennant Creek Airport
IATA = TCA
ICAO = YTNK
type = Public
operator = Airport Development Group (ADG)
location = Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
elevation-f = 1,236
elevation-m = 377
coordinates = Coord|19|38|11|S|134|10|53|E|type:airport|display=inline,title
r1-number = 07/25
r1-length-f = 6,427
r1-length-m = 1,959
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 11/29
r2-length-f = 3,467
r2-length-m = 1,057
r2-surface = Asphalt
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.
World War II
World War IIthe airfield was utilised as a staging airfield between South Australiaand Darwin, Northern Territoryby the Royal Australian Air Force.
Units that ultised Tennant Creek Airfield
No. 34 Squadron RAAF
The terminal facilities at Tennant Creek Airport were constructed during the 1960s.
On 1 April 1989, the
Federal Airports Corporationtook 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)
* [http://www.ntairports.com.au/TCIndex.htm Tennant Creek Airport]
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