Harry Hawker Airport
King Island Airlines plane at Moorabbin IATA: MBW – ICAO: YMMB Summary Airport type Public Operator Moorabbin Airport Corporation Serves Melbourne Location Mentone, Victoria, Australia Elevation AMSL 50 ft / 15 m Coordinates Website 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
Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) Airport (IATA: MBW, ICAO: 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.
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.
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
In 2006 Moorabbin Airport was named "Australian Regional Airport of the Year"
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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