Gove Airport, GOV
Airport Name: Gove Airport
IATA Code: GOV, ICAO Code: YPGV
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 59 metres.
Municipiality: Nhulunbuy, Region: Northern Territory, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: GOV Airport on Wikipedia
Named after the World War II Pilot Officer William Gove, the Gove Airport is located on the Gove Peninsula, which is the former location of the Royal Australian Airforce Gove Base. It was built in 1943, and is currently run and maintained by the Nhalunbuy Corporation. The airport serves the town of the Nhulunbuy, as well as Yirrkala and other Aboriginal communities.
Gove airport rises 205 feet below the sea level. It has one asphalt runway that measures 2208m long and 45m wide. Just recently, another runway was built, which allows larger airplanes such as the Boeing 737-400 to fly into the airport safely. This has led to an increase in the number of passengers flying in and out of Gove.
Last 2005, a new terminal building was opened, housing a large, air-conditioned passenger lounge with an indoor baggage carousel. And just like other larger airports, the Gove airport also has separate areas for commercial aircrafts and smaller aircrafts. There also are airport drop-off areas, taxi and bus collection areas, and parking areas that can accommodate up to 78 vehicles.
The airlines that fly passengers from the Gove Airport to the different Australian cities such as Brisbane, Cairns, and Darwin include the Airnorth, Alliance Airlines, and Qantas.