Airport Operations

The Aurukun Shire Council owns and operates the aerodrome facilities in Aurukun.  The aerodrome was certified on 20 June, 2008 and also has certification for CASR part 139 Category.  The airport is located at Lat -13.3539 Long 141.720993.  The International Air Transport Association Code (IATA) for the airport is AUU.  The International Civil Aviation Organisation Code is YAUR.  Further information is available from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Ongoing operation and maintenance is undertaken by Council staff and contractors when required.  The Airport Officer can be contacted on 07 40606828 Email: Passenger flights from Cairns and other Western Cape communities are provided by Skytrans.  For further information relating to schedules and bookings, please contact Skytrans on 1300 759 872  or

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