The Hughenden Aerodrom was upgraded in June 2014. Here are a couple of interesting facts in regards to the reconstruction:
- Complete reconstruction of the Runway, apron, Taxiway including LED lighting and line marking.
- Complete new LED Aeronautical Ground Lighting System Approx. $500,000.
- Lifted the runway 200mm to make it more flood resilient
- Compressed the construction program from 11/12 weeks down to approximately 8 weeks.
- Shifted 40,000 tonnes of gravel in 9 days
- Reputedly the first foamed bitumen constructed new runway in Australia.
- Total cost Approx. $9M
- Upgraded to take a DASH 8-300 (50 passengers)
REX Airlines fly every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Townsville to Mount Isa, with stop over's in Hughenden.
For bookings contact REX on 13 17 13, online at www.rex.com.au or visit the local Agent Flinders Discovery Centre 07 4741 2970.
For private aircraft, a copy of the Hughenden Airport ERSA (including aircraft movement costs) is available here.