West Wyalong Airport

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Location
33°56'12"S
147°11'30"E
Country
 Australia
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Description

West Wyalong Airport (IATA: WWY, ICAO: YWWL) is an airport located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia. The airport is operated by the Bland Shire Council.

Facilities and aircraft

West Wyalong Airport has two runways: Runway 09/27: 1,585 m × 30 m (5,200 ft × 98 ft), surface: asphalt Runway 04/22: 780 m × 18 m (2,559 ft × 59 ft), surface: gravel

Airlines and destinations

Currently West Wyalong is not serviced by any scheduled flights, but throughout the airport's history it has been served by many regional airlines. East-West Airlines operated services to Sydney from 1953 until 1975, initially using converted ex-military Lockheed Hudson aircraft, later replaced by the Douglas DC-3 and Fokker F27 Friendship. These services were discontinued with the withdrawal of Government subsidy on 30 June 1975.A number of smaller carriers would later service the West Wyalong - Sydney route, including Country Connection Airlines who provided 11 services per week between 1991 and 2001 using Piper Chieftain aircraft.Regional Express Airlines provided twice weekly service to Sydney commencing in March 2005. The airline carried 1,928 passengers in the first six months, but it ceased operating the flights in September 2007.
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