Newman Airport is an airport serving Newman, a town in Western Australia. It is a public-type airport owned and operated by the Shire of East Pilbara, one of the four local government areas in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The airport's primary air traffic is made up by a mixture of light aircraft, which are operated by low-cost QantasLink and Virgin Australia. Both airlines provide flights going to Perth.
Recently, the airport underwent an expansion project to improve services and customer satisfaction especially to the airlines that use the airport. The expansion included an improved terminal building and a new tarmac to go hand in hand with the existing tarmac.
As of this writing, the airport uses its newly refurbished terminal to handle all its commercial services and accompanying services. The terminal features new conveyors in a new undercover baggage collection area, and a larger waiting room to be used by all passengers before boarding time.
Facilities and Services
The airport stands at an elevation of 1,724 feet above mean sea level. It has one asphalt runway with the direction of 05/23, which measures 6,798 feet long. Apart from being a taxiway, the airport runway was also used as a race track for drag races; however these events were halted due to the increasing demand of flights and services. The races were only previously allowed whenever the airport is not in operation.