Avalon Airport

Orientation & Geography

Australia, Australia, City of Greater Geelong

Avalon Airport (IATA: AVV, ICAO: YMAV) is the second busiest of the four airports serving Melbourne (in passenger traffic) and is located in Avalon, Victoria, Australia, which is 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-east of the city of Geelong and 55 kilometres (34 mi) to the south-west of the state's capital city of Melbourne. The airport is designed to cater for jet aircraft and comprises a single runway. Avalon is used by Jetstar Airways, Tiger Airways Australia and Sharp Airlines for scheduled passenger services and as a heavy maintenance facility by Jetstar's parent company, Qantas. Tiger Airways began scheduled passenger services from Avalon in November 2010. It is also the site of the biennial Australian International Airshow. Previously, air traffic control was only provided at Avalon on request, but on 16 May 2008 it was announced that regular air traffic control facilities would be provided. The land on which Avalon Airport lies is part of the Lara Lea escarpment, which is bounded by the You Yangs, Corio Bay and Melbourne Water sewage treatment agistment paddocks. The airport continues to fall under the jurisdiction of the Australian Department of Defence. The airport had 94,180 passengers for the month January 2011.