Northern Territory Airports Pty Ltd (Alice Springs Airport Pty Ltd)

Alice Springs Airport is located approximately 14km from Alice Springs Township and is the only wide- bodied capable airport in Central Australia, catering for emergency diversions of all classes of aircraft, international charters and weekly JDFPG USAF service flights.

Alice Springs Airport is owned by Northern Territory Airports, who also own Darwin International Airport. Northern Territory Airports is owned by Airport Development Group, who also own Tennant Creek Airport. The airport is set on approximately 3,550 hectares of land, although only 750 hectares have direct airport / aeronautical use. The main 12/30 runway is capable of serving all forms of civil aircraft. A shorter runway 17/35 is used for general aviation. Civil aircraft up to Boeing 747 can park on the passenger terminal apron.

The passenger terminal apron is flanked by a general aviation apron serving light GA aircraft and a commuter apron for heavy GA aircraft (over 5,700kg). Air Traffic Control operates between 0800 and 1800 hours. ARFFS is also available during Regular Public Transport (RPT) hours.

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.