Broome airport redevelopment; international flights proposed

18 February 2013 © David Eyre

Broome Airport has started work on a $2.5 million  refurbishment of the departure lounges in the airport terminal, with work expected  to be completed by the end of May 2013.

The airport is also hoping to establish regular  international flights, which may lead to an expansion of the terminal.

In December 2012, Broome lodged new submissions with Jetstar  Asia and SilkAir in Singapore, to encourage direct flights to Broome. The  proposed James Price Point LNG hub could generate sufficient demand to make  international flights and the terminal extension viable.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

2 thoughts on “Broome airport redevelopment; international flights proposed

  • September 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I would love to see an International Airport in Broome to link Australia with Malaysia and Europe. Is the proposed international link still going ahead? Thanks for yor time.
    Cheers, Chris.

    • September 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Broome Airport is already an international airport and the proposal related to building a dedicated international terminal there. Talks on new international air services were also underway with Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary Silk Air.
      However, this was all contingent on Woodside Energy proceeding with the planned Kimberley gas hub at James Price Point. In April 2013, Woodside announced that it was not proceeding with the gas hub onshore for a variety of reasons.
      Therefore, the following week Broome Airport management announced that the airport project had effectively been rendered non-viable and would not proceed.


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