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16 Days in WA - Stop the Violence Campaign Commences 25 November 2021
25th Nov 2021
16 Days in WA runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to 10 December (Human RIghts Day) each year. Broome International Airport supports the initiative to take part in encouraging change to Stop The Violence.
Raft of affordable regional airfares set to take flight
03rd Nov 2021
More than 40,000 discount airfares between Perth and Exmouth, Kununurra and Broome, are now on sale. Set to inject nearly $10 million in visitor spend into regional Western Australia, the discount fares are an extension of the McGowan Government's affordable airfare program, which aims to entice more people to regional WA and support the State's tourism industry.
Recent study shows the Oil and Gas industry's Economic contribution to the Broome economy
01st Oct 2021
See the results of a recent study into the Oil and Gas industry's economic contribution to the Broome Economy. 
Virgin Australia launches one million fare sale with flights from Broome starting at $179
07th Sep 2021
Aussies yearning for a holiday will be able to take advantage of a booking window extending into June next year, with fares available to popular destinations spanning Virgin's domestic network.
100th Centenary Mail Run Open Day
25th Aug 2021
Broome International Airport and the Royal Aero Club of WA welcome everyone to an open day to commemorate the Centenary of the 1st scheduled Air Mail Service in Australia
First flight between Derby and Broome takes to the skies
23rd Aug 2021
The first air service between Broome and Derby took to the air today, providing Derby travellers with air access to Perth for the first time since 2016 via connecting flights from Broome.
16th Aug 2021
Western Australians have jumped at the chance to get behind a McGowan Government promotion to stimulate tourism in the State's north, by snapping up 3,000 discount airfares within two weeks.
24th Jun 2021
Derby residents will have three return flights per week to Broome from August 16, 2021 after the State Government entered into a deed of agreement with Aviair to provide the new service following a public tender process.
18th Jun 2021
Virgin Australia is slashing the price of fares to Western Australia for one week, with flights starting from just $149 (Cairns to Perth).
27th May 2021
Broome International Airport (BIA) invites organisations to apply for Welcome Counters in the Arrival’s Halls of the Airport.
19th May 2021
Come Down to Broome International Airport on 12 June for our open day. 
14th May 2021
Broome International Airport are proud to be the naming sponsor for the 2021 Broome International Airport Marathon which will take place on 1 August 2021.
Airnorths Explore Australia's Backyard Sale
10th May 2021
Airnorths popular 'Explore Australia's Backyard' sale is back for another season!
More Kimberley flights as Airnorth extends services between Kununurra, Darwin, Broome and Perth
28th Apr 2021
An extra 10 monthly flights will be run between Kununurra, Broome, Darwin and Perth from this week as Airnorth increases services across Australia’s top end. 
Cheap Flights to Broome: Cut Price plane tickets to send thousands to the region
16th Mar 2021
Airline tickets will be sold at half price to 800,000 travellers in a federal bid to help the tourism industry survive the pandemic by encouraging more Australians to book flights.
Perth – Broome return services to increase as Virgin Australia introduces expanded frequencies this Easter
18th Feb 2021
Virgin Australia today announced it will introduce two new routes and expand frequencies over the Easter holidays, strengthening its network and growing capacity in the leisure market.
Wearing face masks at airports and on aircraft
18th Jan 2021
To continue keeping WA safe, wearing a face mask is now mandatory in Western Australia while at an airport, travelling on aircraft and transporting a person subject to a quarantine direction.
Broome revealed as top travel hotspot for 2021, beating Bali and Hawaii
08th Jan 2021
In a recent study conducted by online travel platform Skyscanner, Broome has come in as the third most searched location by Australians for anywhere in the world. That means it’s more popular for possible holiday-makers than Sydney, Thailand and even Bali.
Broome International Airport Major Terminal Redevelopment - Second Arrivals Hall
18th Dec 2020
The Broome International Airport Group (BIAG) is proud to announce that the construction of the second Arrivals Hall and first floor Departure Lounge adjoining the existing Arrivals Hall will be undertaken in 2021.
McGowan Government welcomes new Virgin fares for regional residents
10th Dec 2020
The McGowan Government has today welcomed Virgin Australia's announcement of cheaper airfares, which will benefit residents in regional Western Australia.
$1 million in funding to support trial Derby to Broome air services
26th Nov 2020
The McGowan Government has re-allocated $1 million for a 12-month trial of regular flights between Broome and Derby. 
West Australian's snap up cheap flights to tourism hotspots
22nd Oct 2020
Thousands of intrastate travellers have already snapped up cheap seats to the State’s north over the next 12 months after an historic 50,000 discounted airfares went out to the market.
Perth – Broome Australia’s second busiest air route during COVID-19
21st Oct 2020
You'll no longer find Sydney or Melbourne on Australia's busiest air route, thanks to COVID-19 border closures.
Airfares to Broome, Kununurra and Exmouth slashed for the next year
06th Oct 2020
Cut price flights to the north of the State are on offer for the next 12 months in a bid to extend the tourism season for operators smashed by coronavirus.
Historic regional flight deals for WA’s north
05th Oct 2020
The biggest regional flights deal in Western Australian history has been launched, with 50,000 affordable airfares between Perth and Broome, Kununurra and Exmouth on sale now.
Broome revealed as top travel hotspot for 2021
21st Sep 2020
Broome revealed as top travel hotspot for 2021, beating Bali and Hawaii. Forget Sydney, the Gold Coast and even fan favourite Bali – according to this new data, another Aussie spot is where we all want to visit in 2021.
Broome - Asia-Pacific's Top destination for Spring 2020!
10th Sep 2020
Travel data shows that Broome is one of the fastest recovering holiday destinations in Asia Pacific. Topping Tripadvisor's list of most popular travel destination for Spring 2020. 
Destination Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley
07th Sep 2020
The gateway to the Kimberley region, Broome is wild, wide and wonderful. Natasha Dragun takes the pulse of this frontier town built on pearls.
Cheaper airfares a boost to Kimberley Tourism
21st Jul 2020
The McGowan Government and Virgin Australia have partnered to deliver cheaper fares and more flights to key Western Australian travel destinations, Broome and Kununurra.
Qantas announces cheap flights to Broome
06th Jul 2020
Qantas has announced a huge sale on fares, including cheap flights to Western Australia’s north-west, as part its bid to recover from the COVID-19 shutdown.
BIA Completes Nakamura's Bar & Cafe Dining Area Extension
27th May 2020
Broome International Airport (BIA) is proud to announce the opening of the extended Nakamura’s dining area in the outdoor departure’s terminal.
Makeover all set for Mecca
22nd May 2020
The Broome Advertiser provides an update on Broome's key infrastructure projects including BIA's $14 million terminal redevelopment 
Opening of Secure Long-Term Carpark
15th May 2020
Broome International Airport (BIA) is proud announce the opening of its new Secure Long- Term Parking Area to be located at the north eastern end of the BIA carpark.
Mothers Day Sale at Pandanas Gift Shop & Gallery
04th May 2020
Come in and visit Pandanas Gift Shop & Gallery for the perfect Mothers Day gift!
BIA Arrivals Terminal Air Conditioning
15th Apr 2020
Broome International Airport (BIA) is proud to unveil the completion of air-conditioning works in the arrival’s hall.
COVID-19: Travel restrictions within the Kimberley region
14th Apr 2020
Four levels of restrictions are currently in place for access to and within the Kimberley to protect the health and wellbeing of residents in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities.
14th Apr 2020
Works continue on the new Broome International Airport long term secure car park with the opening now scheduled for 15 May 2020
Non-essential travel between WA regions is now restricted
01st Apr 2020
The WA Government has introduced further restrictions on travel within Western Australia to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19. After 11:59pm Tuesday, 31 March 2020 Western Australians will not be allowed to travel outside their designated region.
Alcohol service suspended at Broome International Airport
28th Mar 2020
Broome International Airport has suspended the service of alcohol at Nakamura's Bar & Cafe, due to restrictions put in place by the Australian Government following the outbreak of COVID-19. 
Restrictions to access the Kimberley
26th Mar 2020
The State and Federal Governments have partnered to restrict access the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities.  Broome International Airport will remain open during the lockdown period. 
Qantas Close Broome Regional Lounge
24th Mar 2020
Due to further government restrictions, all Qantas operated lounges across their network are now closed including the Broome International Airport Regional Lounge.
Broome International Airport COVID-19 Update
16th Mar 2020
Broome International Airport (BIA) advise that airport operations and schedules are continuing as normal. BIA is working closely with airlines, regulatory bodies, industry, local stakeholders and Government in relation to COVID-19, and is monitoring the situation very closely.
Broome International Airport New Long-Term Carpark Opens 15 April 2020
16th Mar 2020
Broome International Airport (BIA) is proud announce the construction of a new Secure Long-Term Parking Area to be located at the north eastern end of the BIA carpark. The new area adds an additional 19 long term parking bays, taking the total number of bays to 46.
2020 Broome International Airport Marathon announced
25th Feb 2020
Broome International Airport is proud to be the naming sponsor for the 2020 Broome International Airport Marathon which will take place on 26 July 2020.
Singapore flights still a top priority: Broome airport CEO
12th Feb 2020
Major players behind a potential direct link between Broome and Singapore that would transform the town’s economy have quashed rumours the route has been permanently scrapped. 
Airport Redevelopment Delays Singapore - Broome Flights: More Flights Planned for 2021
12th Feb 2020
Broome International Airport's extensive terminal redevelopment is well underway, however the construction timtable has affected plans for a further Singapore trial service in 2020. 
Shane Jacobson is back on Broome Time!
28th Jan 2020
One man. On a mission... to find his shoes. Follow Shane's new journey as he slips back into Broome Time and discovers the Dampier Peninsular.
The Kimberley makes top five of New York Times top 52 places to go list
24th Jan 2020
Western Australia's Kimberley region has been named one of the world's top five places to visit in 2020 by The New York Times.
Taking steps in the 'flight' direction
11th Dec 2019
Broome International Airport recently rolled out its cadets program, which offers 12 months of training at the town-based hub to two Year 12 Broome Senior High School Students each year. 
Cable Beach Football Club Sponsorship Appreciation
04th Dec 2019
Our CEO Paul McSweeney picture here with Cable Beach Football Club player Ben & his son Kai. What a lovely surprise, thank you for this thoughful gift and a big congratulations on a successful season. We are very proud sponsors! 
Lower fares pump rise in visitor numbers
28th Nov 2019
The number of holidaymakers picking Broome as their getaway destination has continued to surge, with leisure traveller figures already on the up from last year.
Broome International Airport proudly supports the 2019 Broome Sports Awards
25th Nov 2019
Broome International was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Broome Sports Award. Congratulations to all nominees and winners, including the Broome Squash Club who took out the Broome International Airport's Club of the Year award.
WA Tourism set to take off
31st Oct 2019
Qantas and the West Australian Government are partnering to promote the State as one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations through a new three year multi-million-dollar marketing agreement.   The announcement comes as the inaugural Qantas flight between Darwin and Broome takes off linking the Northern Territory to WA’s North West Coastline.
Broome International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Project
24th Aug 2019
Broome International Airport has announced a major terminal redevelopment project to enhance the experience for departing and arriving passengers, meeters, greeters and farewellers at the airport.
$14m upgrade announced for Broome Airport
23rd Aug 2019
Plans for a multi million-dollar transformation of the Broome International Airport were unveiled at a public briefing this afternoon.
North West inter-regional flights take off
23rd Aug 2019
The first direct flight between the Pilbara and the Kimberley in three years landed in Broome on Friday, marking the beginning of a new inter-regional flight service for the North West.
Fares, schedule released for NW inter-regional flights
24th Jul 2019
Upcoming inter-regional flights between towns in the North West will operate two to three times a week and cost passengers between $199 and $649 one-way, according to a flight network schedule released today.
Inter-regional flights to start between NW towns
12th Jul 2019
A new flight service linking five towns in the North West will take off from next month after stakeholder support helped see the ambitious plan over the line.
Task force takes up Singapore flights push
05th Jul 2019
The mission to establish a permanent direct air route between Broome and Singapore has quickly entered its next phase, with a task force of WA representatives due to fly to the Lion City this week to meet airline executives.
Broome a target for Singapore traveller market
28th Jun 2019
The holiday hotspot of Broome would be the ideal Australian destination to compete with international favourites such as Hong Kong and Bali in the Singaporean market, according to leading travel agents.
Singapore trial up, up and away
21st Jun 2019
Broome’s mission to establish a permanent direct international service reached a significant milestone last Thursday, as a Silkair Boeing 737-800 touched down on the Kimberley town from Singapore
Qantas adds new Broome - Darwin service
13th Jun 2019
The continuing pick-up in the resources industry has prompted Qantas to add another Boeing 737-800 NG to its Perth-based fleet and introduce a new Broome to Darwin service.
Direct Flights between Singapore and Broome
30th Jan 2019
A decision by BIA to back four trial passenger flights between Singapore and Broome is part of an ambitious program to increase tourist access to Broome. The project is a joint initiative by BIA, Australia's Northwest Tourism, the Shire of Broome and Tourism WA.