Broome International Airport (BIA), is one of the most important regional airports in Western Australia.
One of the few privately-owned commercial airports in Australia, Broome’s “gateway to the Kimberley” caters for scheduled jet, turboprop and helicopter services.
In addition, BIA is home base for three critical services in the North West – a major Royal Flying Doctor Service Base, the southern hemisphere’s largest heliport (used to service offshore oil exploration and development in Browse Basin) and a north-west coast-watch operation.
The airport is used by more than 400,000 passengers a year underpinning the Kimberley tourism industry.
BIA and the company’s contractors employ 90 direct staff members generating almost 800 jobs in Broome and the Kimberley region.
In 2014, BIA won the National Regional Airport of the Year Award (50,000-499,999 passengers), after investing in new economic opportunities in the offshore oil and gas industry while continuing to support Broome’s traditional and unique tourism market.