Newcastle Airport has been providing air travel to the people of the Hunter, Central Coast and Northern NSW regions, as well as welcoming visitors from across the globe for more than 70 years.
Our airport has a proud history of growth, starting life as Williamtown Civilian Airport in 1947, where it was little more than a ‘tin’ shed. Today we are a thriving domestic and international airport, with a record 1.284 million passengers passing through our doors in 2019.
We’re Australia’s sixth largest regional airport and work closely with our airline partners, FlyPelican, Jetstar, QantasLink, Regional Express (REX) and Virgin Australia to deliver on our purpose of being the airport the region deserves.
Our airport had direct flights daily to Ballina, Brisbane, Canberra, Dubbo, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney. In 2018 we resumed our international route to Auckland, New Zealand commenced operation with our airline partner Virgin Australia. We’ve also become a preferred hub for international travellers flying through Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast to the rest of the world.
We were delighted to be the recipients of the President's Award at the 2019 Hunter Business Awards, with CEO Dr Peter Cock also awarded 'Business Leader of the Year'.