Longreach Airport

Longreach Airport is the gateway to central western Queensland, which is home to numerous iconic outback experiences, and has strong links to the start of the aviation industry in Australia.

The airport largely services the central west region, covering Longreach, Winton and Barcaldine townships.

QAL acquired a 99-year lease over the facility from Longreach Regional Council in October 2012.

Longreach Airport

Highlights

The gateway to central western Queensland in the heart of the Outback

Supporting local governments through the Longreach Airport Community Benefit Fund

Connecting Queenslanders to Townsville, Winton, Blackall and Brisbane

Achieved Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation

Seasonal currents as Longreach Airport June 2018

Milestones

Since QAL acquired Longreach Airport in 2012, the following significant milestones have been achieved:

Achieved level 2 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program in 2019.

Achieved level 1 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program in 2018.

Provided support to Royal Flying Doctor Services’ (RFDS) 90th Air Pilgrimage in 2018, hosting a community open day at the airport.

Installation of 396 solar panels on the roof of the terminal building to reduce reliance on mains power and offset carbon emissions.

Wildlife proof fencing enhanced around runway operations in 2016.

A comprehensive program of support to the community through sponsorship.

An increase in QantasLink services between Brisbane and Longreach.

Achieved level 2 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program in 2019.

Achieved level 1 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program in 2018.

Provided support to Royal Flying Doctor Services’ (RFDS) 90th Air Pilgrimage in 2018, hosting a community open day at the airport.

Installation of 396 solar panels on the roof of the terminal building to reduce reliance on mains power and offset carbon emissions in 2016.

Wildlife proof fencing enhanced around runway operations in 2016.

The Destination

The Longreach Region in Central Western Queensland is situated 1,176 kilometres north west of Brisbane, and covers an area of 40,638 square kilometres. The larger region encompasses the outback townships of Longreach, Ilfracombe, Isisford, and Yaraka and the entire population of approximately 4,300 people.

Longreach serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding region with its largest economic sector being the traditional mainstay of agriculture, accounting for 45% of all business establishments in the Longreach local government area.

Longreach benefits from a focus on Outback Queensland’s visitor economy and is home to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, and Qantas Outback Founders Museum.

For more information on Longreach Airport, visit www.longreachairport.com.au.