Newcastle Airport was originally opened as Williamtown Civilian Airport in 1947 after a charter flight landed at the RAAF Base, Williamtown. It wasn’t until 20 February 1948 that scheduled commercial operations commenced at the Airport.
For many years the passenger terminal was little more than a tin shed’. However today, Newcastle Airport is a major transport hub and economic driver for the Hunter. The Airport is serviced by all the major domestic airlines who provide Newcastle with services to the key destinations along the east-coast of Australia.
The Airport is significantly contributing to the domestic and international growth of business and tourism to the surrounding region.