About Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is one of Australia’s fastest growing airports; each year more than one million people use the Airport’s facilities as a gateway to the Hunter, New South Wales and beyond. 

Newcastle Airport is a 25 minute drive north of the Newcastle CBD. The Airport is owned by Newcastle City Council and Port Stephens Council. It is located on 28 hectares of land, leased from the Department of Defence. Newcastle Airport shares the runway with RAAF Base Williamtown, which is located opposite the terminal building.

The Airport plays an important role in the Hunter region’s economy. It contributes $1.193 billion to the local economy annually.

There are around 170 domestic flights that depart from Newcastle Airport each week. Newcastle Airport doesn’t have flights that go overseas.  It is working with the Federal Government and airlines so it can have overseas flights in the future.

All passengers arrive and depart from the one terminal.