Tamworth Regional Airport is one of the largest of the secure regional airports in Australia and capable of operations for aircraft as large as B737/A320 series.
Tamworth Airport Master Plan 2015
Tamworth Regional Council commissioned Rehbein Airport Consulting to prepare a 2015 Master Plan for Tamworth Regional Airport. The Master Plan establishes a framework for the future development of the airport and addresses the existing airport activities as well as opportunities for growth in aviation and aviation-related activities.
The Master Plan sets out short, medium and long-term proposals for aeronautical and non-aeronautical development within the airport land and identifies opportunities for adjacent airport-related development consistent with the Tamworth Regional Local Environmental Plan 2010.
operate Dash 8 - 200, 300 & Q400 (36 – 74 seater aircraft) between Tamworth and Sydney 7 days a week with up to 6 flights daily.
operate Embraer 135J (36 seater jet aircraft) between Tamworth and Brisbane with services 6 days a week – three days a week operating twice daily services.
- For Jetgo flight information please visit www.jetgo.com or telephone 1300 328 000 (7 days week 8am until 5pm)
- Jetgo Timetable – view current timetable for Jetgo Australia
operate ATR72 (68 seater aircraft) between Tamworth and Sydney with services available 7 days a week – three days a week operating a twice daily service.
For reservations visit www.virginaustralia.com.au
or telephone 136 789
operate Metro 23 (19 seater aircraft) & SAAB 340 (34 seater aircraft) between Tamworth and Brisbane with services available 6 days a week – three days a week operating a twice daily service.
Airport Car Park
For information, pricing, terms and conditions please click here
- is owned by Tamworth Regional Council
- plays a significant role in the local community
- has a history of aviation excellence
- government and private enterprise continue to invest in its development
- is home to major aviation training schools and businesses including Aviskills and BAE Systems Flight Training Australia
For full details of airliners operating from Tamworth, please visit the how do I get to Tamworth page.
On 1 July 2012 the Australian Government introduced changes to the aviation security arrangements at some regional airports.
Tamworth Regional Airport was one of the airports which implemented these legislated changes.
Passengers and their carry-on and checked in baggage are security screened before boarding their flights by new technology including;
- Walk through metal detectors
- Hand held metal detectors
- X-Ray machines for carry-on and checked baggage
- Explosive trace detection
Some simple points to assist in this process are;
- Ensure you are at the airport at least one hour before your flight is scheduled to depart.
- At some airports a Screening Officer may ask to look in your bag instead of using an X-Ray machine.
- Computers and aerosol cans need to be taken out of your carry baggage and placed in a plastic tub provided for individual screening.
- If you have a heart pacemaker or other medical conditions which maybe affect by X-Ray advise the security screening staff as you may not be required to go through the walk through detector.
- Steel capped boots, large buckle belts and some jewellery and shoes which include metal parts will need to be removed and screened separately.
- Hats, caps and overcoats need to be removed and placed in the plastic tubs for screening.
Passengers who have not experienced aviation security screening before can visit www.TravelSECURE.infrastructure.gov.au
to familiarise themselves with what to expect at an aviation security screening point. You will also find examples of items that are not permitted to be carried on board an aircraft.
Airport Technical Specification
- located 10km west of city
- 24 hour operations – no curfew
- main runway 2200 metres long and 45 metres wide
- main runway is constructed of grooved bitumen asphalt
- equipped with full lighting services to international standards
- navigational aids include as ILS System for runway 30R, VOR, DME(I) and NDB
- airtraffic control tower
- parallel all weather sealed runway 1100 metres long and 18 metres wide capable of handling aircraft up to 5700kg
- airport offers significant airspace potential, with a capability of sustaining substantially more air movements
- modern passenger terminal building with kiosk and catering
- extensive free car parking
The following companies are established on the Airport:
Airport Fees and Charges
Fees and charges apply to all aircraft using Tamworth Regional Airport. For details refer to the Airport fees and charges.