Byron Bay Airport

SunnyTuesday : 15 - 25

SunnyWednesday : 15 - 27

High Level CloudsThursday : 13 - 23

Operational Facilities

Aerodrome Information

Ballina Aerodrome (YBNA) is a Certified Aerodrome under the Civil Aviation Act 1988. The fully sealed runway (06/24) being 1900m long and 30m wide was designed to suit small to mid-sized jet aircraft operation.


General Information

Ballina Airport is currently serviced by Virgin Australia (B737), Jetstar (A320) and Regional Express (SAAB340); Air Courier Operations and itinerant aircraft. The airport also provides for small but active GA fraternity of both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, pilot training, scenic and charter flights and an Aero Club. Private hangarage is available at the western end of the airport.


Runway Information

• Aerodrome Reference Pt. : Lat. 28o 50’10’’ S  –  Long.153o 33’41’’ E.
• World Aeronautical Chart : WAC 3357.
• Runway Bearing : RWY 06/24 – 62 degrees magnetic.
• Runway Reference Code : RWY 06/24 – 62 degrees magnetic.
• Runway Dimensions  : Length 1900 metres x 30 metres wide; Slope: Level.
• Runway Strip Dimensions : Length 2020 metres x 150 metres wide.
• Length of Clearway : 60 metres each end.
• Pavement Surface/Strength : PCN 15/F/A/780 (113 PSI)/T Sealed.


Aerodrome Visual Aids and Communications

• Common Traffic Advisory Frequency : CTAF 124.2  (Confirmation provided by AFRU).
• Pilot Activated Lighting : PAL 121.3
• Runway Edge Lighting : Provided on RWY06/24, Taxiways and RPT Apron.
• Approach Lighting : AT-VASIS and Runway Threshold Indicator Lights.
• Illuminated Wind Indicator : Illuminated Primary and Secondary provided.


Local Information and Facilities

• Public Facilities : Passenger Terminal, Public Toilets, Café, Public Phone,
ATM, Rental Cars, Taxi, Shuttle Bus, Pay Car Park.
• Aircraft Fuel : AVGAS – 24H Cardswipe Bowser
AVGAS and JetA1 Bulk (Mon-Fri 0600 to 1600hrs)
(AH prior notice – call out fee)
Ph.02 6686 8855   Mob.0418 615 908.
• Special Procedures : For noise abatement purposes – when DEP RWY 06,
maintain runway heading until east of the coast.
Right hand circuits required when OPR on RWY 06.
• Local Precautions : Bird hazard exists.
Flying Fox hazard exists at dusk.
Parachute operations may occur in drop zones in the Ballina township.
The closest drop location is situated approx 1.8NM south of the aerodrome.
• Landing Charges : Landing Fees (see page 7) apply to all aircraft.


Aircraft parking

Parking on the Main Apron is reserved for RPT aircraft.

Parking for General Aviation Aircraft is subject to availability and there is no reserved parking for itinerant aircraft at Ballina Airport. An asphalt parking apron is provided for light aircraft which is located immediately on the western side of the Main Taxiway (access via the GA taxiway). Parking for aircraft larger than 5700kg will require prior arrangement with Airport Management, however availability cannot be guaranteed. Parking Fees apply to all non-RPT aircraft.


Security Arrangements

Ballina is a Security Controlled Airport and ASICs are to be displayed at all times.

The Main RPT Apron is a designated Security Restricted Area. Security Screening arrangements apply to all passengers of RPT and Charter aircraft departing from the main apron during jet operational periods.

Airside access for General Aviation operators is via the personnel gates adjacent to the GA Area. Passengers are to be escorted/supervised to and from the gate by the GA pilot/ASIC holder. GA access to the RPT apron and/or to the terminal from airside is strictly prohibited.


Contacts Airport Operations

• Airport Operations Manager:
ph.02 6681 1858   mob.0415 222 349

• Airport Operations Officer:
mob.0414 482 584 or mob.0400 327 134



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