Whyalla City Council has operated the Whyalla Airport since the ownership was transferred from the Federal Government in 1991. In 2014, a highly anticipated upgrade and expansion of the former terminal building was undertaken which included the upgrade of the toilet facilities within the terminal. Also included was the major re-development of adjacent car parks which increased the capacity of the long term secured car park and the installation of new state-of-the-art car park controll system.
The Whyalla airport terminal is closed to the public between the hours of 9pm and 6am.
Residents can fly to and from Adelaide on the following regular passenger transport companies which operate out of the Airport.
Whyalla/Adelaide Airline Schedules(78 kb) - Flight duration to or from Adelaide is 45-50 minutes.
Both airlines and four car hire companies; Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty utilise the terminal building to service their customers during scheduled air services. At all other times the terminal is unattended.
If you have queries regarding flight schedules, passenger enquiries or car hire enquiries, details can be obtained through the local representative or 24 hour service numbers as shown below.
Terminal facilities include public toilets (including disabled). The airport is closed to the public between the hours of 9pm and 6am, (unless authorised).
The airport has two runways, three taxiways, general aviation apron, a sealed regular passenger transport apron and a lawned helicopter parking area.
The main runway and taxiway have runway lighting installed for night time use, which is controlled by a PAALC (pilot activated aerodrome lighting control) system. Standby power is available for runway and taxiway lights.
Other facilities housed at the airport include:
|Car Park fees|
|1 hour - 3 hours||$5.00|
|Long Term Secured|
Payment for medium term car parking can be made at one of two pay stations; a cash or credit card pay station is located within the baggage arrivals hall, as well as a credit card only pay station located at the car park exit.
Purchase of Annual Passes can be arranged between the hours of 9am and 2.30pm at the Whyalla Airport.
All applications to be made through:
(08) 8645 8355 or 0417 842 459
Additional fees and charges can be found on page 22 in the fees and charges register.