Mount Isa Airport

Mount Isa Airport is the gateway to outback North-West Queensland. Located in the heart of one of the world’s most significant multi-mineral deposits, Mount Isa is the mining capital of North West Queensland.

Mount Isa’s passenger mix is predominantly business-based, with that group accounting for approximately 82 per cent of all travel, largely due to the fly-in fly-out (FIFO) market.

Mount Isa Airport was privatised by the Federal Government in February 2005.

Mount Isa Airport

Mount Isa’s passenger mix is predominantly business-based, with that group accounting for approximately 82 per cent of all travel, largely due to the fly-in fly-out (FIFO) market. Mount Isa Airport was privatised by the Federal Government in February 2005.

Highlights

Located in the mining, industrial & commercial capital of north west Queensland

Providing ongoing funding and support for local community groups

Achieved Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation

Fly direct to Brisbane, Townsville and regional hubs, with Virgin Australia, Qantas and REX

Seasonal currents as Mount Isa Airport June 2018

Milestones

Since QAL acquired Mount Isa Airport in 2005, the following significant milestones have been achieved:

Development of a sponsorship program to support the community through funding for events such as the Mount Isa Rodeo.

A $13.5 million upgrade to the terminal and runway facilities was completed in 2010.

Airnorth commenced a weekly Darwin-Mount Isa-Gold Coast service in 2009.

Upgrade to the public car park completed.

Installation of AWIS (Aerodrome Weather Information system)

Construction of two hangar facilities with capital expenditure of $1 million.

A $1.4 million investment to complete a major extension and upgrade works to the terminal building and airport entrance was completed.

Growth in annual passenger movements from 108,947 in 2004 to 184,860 in 2010.

Development of a sponsorship program to support the community through funding for events such as the Mount Isa Rodeo.

A $13.5 million upgrade to the terminal and runway facilities was completed in 2010.

Airnorth commenced a weekly Darwin-Mount Isa-Gold Coast service in 2009.

Upgrade to the public car park completed.

Installation of AWIS (Aerodrome Weather Information system)

Construction of two hangar facilities with capital expenditure of $1 million.

A $1.4 million investment to complete a major extension and upgrade works to the terminal building and airport entrance was completed.

Growth in annual passenger movements from 108,947 in 2004 to 184,860 in 2010.

The Destination

The city of Mount Isa is located 1,829 kilometres from Brisbane, the Queensland State Capital and 883 kilometres from Townsville (the nearest major city).

Mt Isa is one of the most productive mineral provinces in the world, mining and processing lead, silver, copper, zinc, and other minerals worth billions of dollars to the Australian economy.Mount Isa City covers an area of over 43,310 square kilometres, making it geographically the second largest city in Australia to Kalgoorlie - Boulder in Western Australia. With a population of over 32,000, Mount Isa is a major service centre for North West Queensland.

Mt Isa is growing as a tourism destination and the heart of Outback Australia. Each year Longreach stages the Southern Hemisphere’s largest rodeo which generates economic activity and raises the profile of Mount Isa and Outback Queensland as the ‘Rodeo Capital of Australia’.

For more information on Mount Isa Airport, visit www.mountisaairport.com.au.