About Wagga Wagga Airport
On 1 July 2012 the Australian Government introduced changes to aviation security arrangements at some regional airports.
Wagga Wagga boasts one of the busiest regional airports in New South Wales, with over 120 flights between Wagga Wagga, Sydney and Melbourne each week, carrying approximately 210,000 passengers annually. The airport is a growing hub for commerce, employment, education and training in the aviation industry.
Growth in development and infrastructure at the airport has been prompted by the Wagga Wagga Airport Master Plan 2010 which encourages both commercial and private investment in the airport. Over the last year close to $8 million in capital works have been completed, including civil construction on the new commercial aviation and light aircraft precinct. These investments will help to realise the vision to establish Wagga Wagga as a world-class aviation education and training city, and the airport as a centre of national aviation significance.
The direct activities of the aviation sector are equivalent to almost 70% of Wagga Wagga's agriculture, forestry and fishing sector activity and double that of the Wagga Wagga wholesale trade sector. This highlights the importance of Wagga Wagga's aviation sector in the broader economy.
Currently the airport supports two commercial airlines in Regional Express (Rex) and QantasLink, Rex's heavy maintenance facility, The Australian Airline Pilot Academy, Wagga Air Centre, Encore Aviation among other businesses. The airport can facilitate a wide range of aviation needs from regular public transport, 24-hour refuelling facilities, pilot training and aircraft maintenance.
For private aircraft owners the airport can accommodate light aircraft hangars in our new purpose built light aircraft precinct, with excellent taxiway and runway access.
The airport is Commonwealth (RAAF) owned. The civil side was leased by Wagga Wagga City Council in 1992 for 30 years. The airport covers an area of approximately 500 acres (202 Hectares).
- Sealed Runway, 1768m (length) x 45m (width)
- Grassed Runway, 1526m (length) x 30m (width)