Darwin Airport - NT

  Airstrip

Position

DEG: -12.415 130.876663
DMS: 12º 24' 54" S 130º 52' 35.99" E
UTM: 52 L 8626837mN 704007mE
Altitude: 31.98m

Description

Place Type

Infrastructure - Airstrip

Location

6.38kms NorthEast of Darwin - Driving 12.2 km (15 mins)

Address & Contact

RAAF Base Darwin
Eaton NT 0822
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

In 1919, when the England to Australia air race was announced, Darwin Airport was established in the suburb of Parap to act as the Australian Terminal. It operated as two airports, a civilian airport and a military field.
It frequently took hits from Japanese bombing through the Second World War, and was used by the Allies to project air power into the Pacific. The airport hosted Spitfires, Hudson Bombers, Kittyhawks, C-47s, B-24 Liberators, B-17 Fortresses and PBY Catalinas.
In 1945 the Department of Aviation made the existing Darwin military airfield available for civil aviation purpose. As a result, the civilian airport at Parap was closed down and airport operations combined with the military airport.
Between 1950 and 1974 Darwin Airport acted as the primary domestic and international airport for the Northern Territory and a very important stop for airlines flying between Australia, Asia and onwards to Europe. Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin in 1974 and flattened the city. The airport was used to ferry 25,628 people out of Darwin. Darwin Airport was extensively used to assist United Nations operations in East Timor from 1999, and to support medical evacuations following the 2002 Bali bombings.
Darwin Airport has scheduled flights to destinations in the Northern Territory, around Australia and in Southeast Asia. Only one terminal is used for both domestic and international services. The terminal has several food outlets and shops, with duty-free shopping for international travellers.

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Darwin Airport
Distance from Darwin Airport 1.98km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.431.932.732.030.630.531.432.633.233.332.6
Mean Min. °C24.824.724.524.022.119.919.320.423.024.925.325.3
Mean Rain mm423.8374.6322.1101.221.31.91.25.015.770.2139.3251.3

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