Tamworth Regional Airport is owned and operated by Tamworth Regional Council. The airport is located 10km from the city and plays a significant role in the local community. Tamworth enjoys a history of aviation excellence and is home to major aviation training schools and businesses. Governments and private enterprise continue to invest in its development of the Tamworth Regional Airport, which is one of the largest of the regional airports in Australia and capable of operations for aircraft as large as B737/A320 series
Tamworth Regional Airport meets the Australian Government aviation security requirements for regional airports. All passengers are required to go through a security screening process prior to boarding an aircraft.
Passengers and their carry-on and checked in baggage are security screened by security technology including:
* walk through metal detectors
* hand held metal detectors
* x-ray machines for carry-on and checked baggage
* explosive trace detection
Important passenger information:
* ensure you are at the airport at least one hour before your flight is scheduled to depart
* 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 may be affected by X-Ray, advise the security screening staff as you may not be required to go through the walk through metal detector
* steel capped boots, large buckle belts and some ladies 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 the 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 3OR, VOR, DME(I) and NDB
* Air traffic 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
* ATM available in airport terminal
* Airline lounges
The Tamworth Regional Airport is currently receiving $3.97 million dollars worth of upgrades with the redevelopment of its passenger terminal building.
Works include an extension to the departures lounge including an additional departure boarding gate, provision for new airline lounge areas, a corporate function and meeting room, retail space, upgrades to the café and dining area, a new toilet area, relocation of the rental car desks and new Flight Information Display Screens. The check-in area will also be expanded, providing more space to further enhance the passenger experience when passing through Tamworth.
Airport Cafe Opening Hours
The Airport Cafe operates seven days a week except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Monday to Saturday 5:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:30am - 5:00pm
Information & image supplied by Tamworth Regional Council