Ballina Airport Information
Here is some information about Ballina Byron Airport from Wikipedia:
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (IATA: BNK) is located at Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. The airport is owned and operated by Ballina Shire Council.
It serves Ballina and the nearby town of Byron Bay, a 20 minute drive north. Ballina Airport takes in about 400,000 people per year.
The airport is 5 km (3 mi) from the Ballina CBD, in Southern Cross Drive. An occasional bus service operates to and from the airport, except on Christmas Day.
In 2005 Ballina Airport was renamed Ballina Byron Gateway Airport in a bid to attract more people to the area.
A master plan for an upgrade and expansion of the terminal has been drawn up and may be constructed with a new glass facade facing the apron and runway as well as a new drop-off/pick-up area and multiple interior changes. This is due to the increase in numbers since the introduction of jet services by Jetstar and Virgin Blue. The upgrade will in the future involve a taxiway being built for the runway and many more facilities for the airport.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Ballina Byron Airport:
- Jetstar Airways (Sydney)
- Regional Express (Sydney)
- Virgin Blue (Sydney)