Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd (Tennant Creek Airport Pty Ltd)
The Airport is located at Irvine Street, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. It is located on the western edge of the township, approximately 1km from the centre of town. Tennant Creek is located approximately 500km north of Alice Springs and 1000km south of Darwin. Tennant Creek Airport’s leased area lies on the western edge of the township of Tennant Creek. Tennant Creek Airport is one of three airports owned by Airport Development Group, the others being Alice Springs Airport and Darwin International Airport. The main runway, orientation 07/25, is 1959 metres long and is capable of serving most commuter aircraft. The secondary runway, orientation 11/29, is 1057 metres long and is narrower than the main runway. The passenger terminal is located adjacent to the apron and includes an external baggage claim area with apron access. Tourism is a growing industry emphasising the town’s location, history, local scenery and cultural attributes, and provides tourists with an opportunity to experience the outback. Aboriginal enterprises and organisations generate economic activity for Tennant Creek by providing a range of services to the urban and rural communities. Nyinkka Nyunyu Arts and Cultural Centre opened in July 2003 offering visitors and the community an opportunity to learn about aboriginal life, history and the land in the region. The Centre promotes arts and cultural activities for the whole Barkly Region.