The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is owned, operated and managed by the Ballina Shire Council. It is the principal airport for the Far North Coast of New South Wales.
The airport supports a number of regular passenger transport (RPT) services and a variety of general aviation (GA) activities. These activities are in keeping with the increasing demands of tourism, passenger traffic, general aviation and commercial development opportunities.
The airport operates 24 hrs a day, handles aircraft movements of around 20,000 per annum, and the terminal has a capacity of over 500,000 passengers per annum.
Please note, the terminal is closed from 9.00pm.
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is a business unit of Ballina Shire Council. Management is responsible for the safe and secure operation, maintenance, commercial development and strategic planning functions of the Airport.
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport manages the airport terminal building and public car park, all internal access roads, all runways, taxiways and aprons, visual aids and all serviced land at the Airport. It also manages the concessions and leasing activities at the airport and agreements and lease of land to relevant airport customers and stakeholders.
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport provides the essential requirements of an airport operation in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner and endeavours to make a positive and leading contribution to the economic growth of the Northern Rivers region.