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Bundaberg Airport
Bundaberg Regional Airport
IATA: BDB – ICAO: YBUD
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Bundaberg Regional Council
Serves Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL 107 ft / 33 m
Coordinates 24°54′14″S 152°19′07″E / 24.90389°S 152.31861°E / -24.90389; 152.31861Coordinates: 24°54′14″S 152°19′07″E / 24.90389°S 152.31861°E / -24.90389; 152.31861
Website bundaberg.qld.gov.au/airport
Map

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 2,000 6,562 Asphalt
07/25 1,128 3,701 Grass/Clay
Statistics (2010-2011[1])
Revenue passengers 132,731
Aircraft movements 2,832
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[2] Passengers and movements from BITE[3]

Bundaberg Airport (IATA: BDB[4], ICAO: YBUD) is a regional airport serving Bundaberg, a city in the Australian state of Queensland.[2] It is located 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) southwest[2] of the city centre, on North Childers Road and Takalvan Street.[5] The airport is owned and operated by the Bundaberg Regional Council.[2][6] It is also known as Bundaberg Regional Airport.[6]

The Bundaberg Regional Council conducted major works on the runway, terminal, carpark and navigation aids in 2009-10 in an attempt to attract services using A320/737 type aircraft.

History

The airport was officially opened on 12 December 1931, by the Minister for Trade and Customs, the Hon. Frank Forde, M.H.R., as a civilian airport.

World War II

With the outbreak of World War II, it was decided as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme to requisition Bundaberg Airport and develop it as a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flying Training School.

Known as RAAF Station Bundaberg it was initially used in 1941 by No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School RAAF (12 EFTS), until 12 EFTS relocated to Lowood Aerodrome (located at Tarampa) on 12 January 1942. No. 8 Service Flying Training School RAAF then operated from the base.

Units Based at Bundaberg

Bundaberg War Graves

Located within the Bundaberg General Cemetery, it contains the burial places of 46 soldiers and airmen of the Australian Forces and five airmen of the United States Army Air Corps.[7]

Post war

The Department of Civil Aviation took over Bundaberg Aerodrome on 31 July 1946. Bundaberg City Council took over the airport in June 1983. A new terminal was opened on 9 May 1986. A major extension to Bundaberg Airport was completed in March 2010, making the runway jet capable and also including an expanded Terminal.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of 107 ft (33 m) above sea level. It has two runways: 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,000 m × 30 m (6,562 ft × 98 ft) and 07/25 with a grassed grey silt clay surface measuring 1,128 m × 30 m (3,701 ft × 98 ft).[2]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations 
QantasLink operated by Sunstate Airlines Brisbane
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Brisbane [8]
Seair Pacific Lady Elliot Island

Virgin Australia

On 26 February 2013, Virgin Australia announced it would start flights between Brisbane and Bundaberg on 4 May 2013. Virgin Australia's ATR-72 Turboprop aircraft will operate a daily return flight which has been timed to allow for convenient transfers to connecting flights out of Brisbane. Flights will depart Brisbane at 12.40pm arriving into Bundaberg at 1.40pm and depart Bundaberg at 2.10pm, arriving in Brisbane at 3.10pm.[8]

Statistics

Bundaberg Airport was ranked 41st in Australia for the number of revenue passengers served in financial year 2010-2011.[1][3]

Annual passenger and aircraft statistics for Bundaberg[3]
Year[1] Revenue passengers Aircraft movements
2001-02
54,351
3,546
2002-03
56,549
2,723
2003-04
66,716
2,522
2004-05
87,377
2,915
2005-06
98,276
3,161
2006-07
103,946
3,103
2007-08
116,572
3,010
2008-09
114,715
2,673
2009-10
115,889
2,508
2010-11
132,731
2,832

See also

  • List of airports in Queensland

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fiscal year 1 July - 30 June
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 YBUD – Bundaberg (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 29 May 2014, Aeronautical Chart
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Airport Traffic Data 1985-86 to 2010-11". Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). May 2012. Archived from the original on 27 Feb 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20120227111041/http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/WebAirport_FY_1986-2011.xls. Retrieved 8 May 2012.  Refers to "Regular Public Transport (RPT) operations only"
  4. "Bundaberg Airport (BDB / YBUD)". Aviation Safety Network. http://aviation-safety.net/database/airport/airport.php?id=BDB. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  5. "Airport Guide: Bundaberg Airport". Qantas. http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/airport-guide-bundaberg/global/en. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Bundaberg Regional Airport". Bundaberg Regional Council. http://bundaberg.qld.gov.au/airport. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  7. "War Cemeteries in Queensland: Bundaberg War Cemetery". Office of Australian War Graves. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090305044000/http://www.dva.gov.au/OAWG/post_war_commemorations/cemet_AU/qld.htm. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Virgin announces flights to and from Bundaberg". Bundaberg NewsMail. 26 February 2013. http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/virgin-announces-flights-and-bundaberg/1770078/. 

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