Port Hedland International Airport

Strategically located, central in Australia’s North West, Port Hedland International Airport (PHIA) is the only International Airport in the Pilbara and a direct link to the world’s largest iron ore export port with geographic proximity to major oil and gas fields from the Exmouth to Browse.

The Airport welcomes more than 400,000 passengers and hundreds of international aircraft movements (charters, medivacs, fuel stops and diversions) each year with established passenger services to Denpasar – Bali, Brisbane and Perth.

PHIA is a designated Australian first-point-of-entry with Border Force and biosecurity operations.

The Airport is home to domestic and international freight operators, a certified international cargo terminal operator (CTO) and regularly handles the world’s largest aircraft such as the Antonov 124 with oversize, time-critical freight movements for the resources sector. PHIA has an established Heliport positioned for the Dorado field with simultaneous parking and ground-handling for up to six helicopters. A dedicated passenger facility can process four helicopters an hour with screening. The heliport is a 2-min walk from the main passenger terminal with multiple daily connections to Perth.

PHIA’s on-site supply chain resources include; refuelling, aviation rescue firefighting, charter operators, a passenger flight network connecting the Kimberley and Pilbara regions, transient worker accommodation and the Royal Flying Doctor Service superbase. Extensive acreage is available for lease, this includes the 30ha Airport Industrial Park with the only RAV-10 rated, quad road-train access from the Great Northern Highway in Port Hedland. The bulky goods precinct offers unlimited development opportunities, flexible leasing and unique benefits for fast-tracked logistics, supply chain and heavy transport infrastructure. Major airport redevelopment is ongoing to improve safety, security, flexibility and capability.

The PHIA Group of Companies (PHIA Group) is the lessee and operator of the Port Hedland International Airport. PHIA Group’s underlying investors, managed by AMP Capital and Infrastructure Capital Group, are preeminent Australian infrastructure investors.

Significant upgrades to lighting, aprons and pavements were completed in 2019. This included a second taxiway and an asphalt overlay of the runway. Commenced in 2020 the major redevelopment moved landside, including underground civil infrastructure, and major CCTV, parking and ground transport construction in preparation for transformation of the passenger terminal.

Contact Details

Great Northern Highway Port Hedland WA 6721

Duty Airport Operations Officer +61 417 108 850