Port Lincoln Airport, PLO
Airport Name: Port Lincoln Airport
IATA Code: PLO, ICAO Code: YPLC
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 11 metres.
Municipiality: Port Lincoln, Region: South Australia, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: PLO Airport on Wikipedia
Port Lincoln Airport, located 10km away from the city proper of Port Lincoln, is South Australia's largest and 2nd busiest airport in 2009, having received more than 168, 000 passengers. It is currently owned and run by the Council of the Lower Eyre Peninsula, and is considered a significant component in the community and industrial development of the district.
Back in the 1960s, the Port Lincoln Airport was already a major regional port, with scheduled flights from South Australia via the Fokker F27 Friendship. The terminal then was equipped with regular features of an airport, but there was lack of security facilities yet.
Since then, the airport has undergone various expansions and renovations to compensate for the growing demands of modernity, tourism, and air traffic.
There are three functional runways on Port Lincoln Airport: the main runway, 01/19, is made from asphalt, while the two minor runways, 05/23, and 15/33 are made from gravel. Their lengths are 4,918 m, 4,183m, and 4,757m, respectively.
There is only one terminal building for the Port Lincoln Airport. It was recently renovated, with much focus on security enhancements. The building now has more lighting, security screening equipments, and both security and general car parking.
Flights and Destinations
The Port Lincoln Airport is currently receiving passengers of Qantas and Regional Express Airlines to and from the locality of Adelaide. It also receives charter flights, medical retrieval services, and general aviation operations.
Transport To and From the Airport
Passengers can take advantage of the various transport vehicles available within the area of the airport. These include bus services (Premier Stateliner, Port Lincoln Bus Service), and car hires and taxis (Avis Australia, Budget Rent a Car, Hertz, Lincoln City Taxi Pty. Ltd.) that will bring tourists and businessmen to the nearby hotels and to the city proper.