Moorabbin Airport

Moorabbin Airport
Harry Hawker Airport
Melbourne/Moorabbin Airport
King Island plane at Moorabbin.JPG
King Island Airlines plane at Moorabbin
IATA: MBWICAO: YMMB
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Location of airport in Victoria
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Moorabbin Airport Corporation
Serves Melbourne
Location Mentone, Victoria, Australia
Elevation AMSL 50 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 37°58′36″S 145°06′06″E / 37.97667°S 145.10167°E / -37.97667; 145.10167
Website www.moorabbinairport.com.au
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 571 1,873 Asphalt
13R/31L 1,060 3,478 Asphalt
13L/31R 1,150 3,772 Asphalt
17R/35L 1,240 4,069 Asphalt
17L/35R 1,335 4,379 Asphalt
Source: Enroute Supplement Australia from Airservices Australia[1]

Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) Airport (IATA: MBWICAO: YMMB) is a general aviation airport for light aircraft located in Mentone, Victoria, Australia. The airport grounds are treated as their own suburb, designated the postcode 3194. The airport opened in December 1949. Originally the intent was to name the airport "Mentone" but this was abandoned after a potential clash with the then French airport Menton. Similarly, Cheltenham was discarded due to similarities to the UK airport Gloucester/Cheltenham. The name comes from the nearby Moorabbin, Victoria. Moorabbin Airport is the third busiest airport in Australia by aircraft movements.[2]

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Overview

Moorabbin Airport has 5 intersecting runways, an air museum, helicopter terminals, a control tower and several flight training facilities. Moorabbin Airport serves the general aviation needs for the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Getting there

The nearest train station is Cheltenham, approx 3 km (1.9 mi) from the airport.

Bus services run along Centre Dandenong Rd at the northern boundary connecting to a number of rail stations including Hampton, Highett and Dandenong. Nearest freeway is Eastlink approx 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
King Island Airlines King Island

Awards

In 2006 Moorabbin Airport was named "Australian Regional Airport of the Year"

Master plan

The Master Plan for Moorabbin Airport was approved by the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese MP, on 25 June 2010. The Master Plan provides a twenty year horizon detailing the development of the airport and associated infrastructure. It will be published on the airport website.

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