10 Facts About Adelaide Airport


Adelaide Airport, known as Adelaide International Airport, is the principal airport of Adelaide, South Australia and the fifth-busiest airport in Australia, servicing 8.

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Adelaide Airport experienced the greatest international growth out of any Australian port.

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An alternative site at Port Adelaide Airport, including a seaplane facility, was considered inferior and too far from the central business district.

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Construction began and flights commenced in 1954, with Parafield Adelaide Airport being turned into a private and military aviation facility.

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In May 1998, Adelaide Airport Limited purchased the long-term leases of Adelaide Airport and Parafield Airport from the Commonwealth of Australia.

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On 5 August 2008 Tiger Airways Australia confirmed that Adelaide Airport would become the airline's second hub which would base two of the airline's Airbus A320s by early 2009.

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Adelaide Airport is a heavy cargo destination for Volga-Dnepr Airlines, who require 2.

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However, Adelaide Airport Limited announced soon afterwards that only international flights would use the new facility immediately due to problems with the fuel pumps and underground pipes.

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In July 2013, Adelaide Airport became the first Australian airport and second airport worldwide to have Google Street View technology, allowing passengers to explore the arrival and departure sections of the airport before travel.

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The Adelaide Airport is creating a business case to extend the project to cover 200 hectares of airport land.

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