Mount Isa Airport (YBMA)

Mount Isa Airport (IATA: ISA, ICAO: YBMA) is an airport serving the western Queensland city of Mount Isa, Australia. It is served by a variety of scheduled regional airlines, with flights to Brisbane, Townsville, Alice Springs and Cairns as well as several other regional centres.

Mount Isa is a major mining centre and regional centre servicing the Carpentaria Minerals Province. Located 1,829 kilometres (kms) from Brisbane and 883 kms from Townsville, Mount Isa is a thriving community of approximately 23,000 residents.

Given its remoteness, Mount Isa relies heavily on air passenger and freight transport. Mount Isa Airport is 100% owned by Queensland Airports Limited. Mount Isa Airport is located off the Barkly Highway approximately 8 kms from the city.

The Airport largely services the mining sector with the region considered one of the most valuable, mineral-rich areas in the world.

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Airport typePublic
OwnerMount Isa Airport Pty Ltd
OperatorQueensland Airports Limited
ServesMount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Elevation AMSL1,121 ft / 342 m
Coordinates20°39′50″S139°29′19″E / 20.66389°S 139.48861°E / -20.66389; 139.48861
Coordinates: 20°39′50″S139°29′19″E / 20.66389°S 139.48861°E / -20.66389;
Location in Queensland
Mount Isa Airport Summary