Moranbah Airport

Moranbah Airport (IATA: MOV, ICAO: YMRB) is an airport serving Moranbah, Queensland, Australia. It is located 3.25 nautical miles (6.02 km; 3.74 mi) south of Moranbah and operated by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance, a coal mining company. The airport averages 40 QantasLink flights each week, most of these are Dash-8 Q400 aircraft. In July 2012, Virgin Australia commenced charter flight operations using Skywest ATR-72 aircraft. Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VA) now offer 3 daily return flights on weekdays and 1 on Sundays using ATR 72 aircraft. In 2010, to accommodate the growth and demand for more flights, BMA provided $47 million in funding to upgrade the runway and build a new terminal. The new terminal was completed in June 2012 and now services approximately 160,000 public and charter passengers each year. All private general aviation aircraft are required to contact BMA's Airports Team for slot times and permission to land at the aerodrome. Hertz, Budget and Avis car rental companies all operate from the terminal. Short term car parking is free for the first hour and $2/hr after that, or $21/day. Long term car parking is $8/day for the first 14 days and $10/day thereafter. BMA Coal Operations Pty Ltd is a jointly-owned entity of BHP Billiton Limited and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.

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Moranbah

Moranbah is a town and locality in the Isaac Region, Queensland, Australia, located on the Peak Downs Highway between Mackay and Clermont. It is a coal mining town and at the 2011 census had a population of 8,965. In addition to the permanent population, Moranbah also has a large itinerant population in excess of 1500. Moranbah services the Peak Downs Mine, Goonyella Riverside Mine, Broadmeadow Mine, Moranbah North coal mine, North Goonyella coal mine and several other smaller mines in the region. Although one of the newest towns in the region, its central location and large population has made it the seat of the Isaac Regional Council.

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LCCs operating in Moranbah

Virgin Australia

Direct flights from Moranbah

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  • Virgin Australia (VA)