Moorabbin Airport

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Moorabbin Airport

Harry Hawker Airport

Melbourne/Moorabbin Airport
King Island plane at Moorabbin.JPG
King Island Airlines plane at Moorabbin
Airport typePublic
OperatorMoorabbin Airport Corporation
LocationMentone, Victoria, Australia
Elevation AMSL50 ft / 15 m
Coordinates37°58′36″S 145°06′06″E / 37.97667°S 145.10167°E / -37.97667; 145.10167
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 571 1,873 Asphalt
13R/31L 1,060 3,478 Asphalt
13L/31R 1,150 3,772 Asphalt
17R/35L 1,240 4,069 Asphalt
17L/35R 1,335 4,379 Asphalt
Source: Enroute Supplement Australia from Airservices Australia[1]

Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) Airport (IATA: MBW, ICAO: YMMB) is an airport for light aircraft located in Mentone, Victoria, Australia. The airport is a suburb, with its own postcode 3194. The airport opened in December 1949. It was going to be called "Mentone" but this was too similar to the then French airport Menton. The name Cheltenham was too similar to the UK airport Gloucester/Cheltenham. The name comes from the nearby suburb of Moorabbin, Victoria. Moorabbin Airport is the third busiest airport in Australia by aircraft movements.[2]

Overview[change | change source]

Moorabbin Airport has five intersecting runways, an air museum, helicopter terminals, a control tower and several flight training facilities. Moorabbin Airport serves the general aviation needs for the south-eastern of Melbourne and King Island.

Getting there[change | change source]

The nearest train station is Cheltenham, about 3 km (1.9 mi) from the airport.

Bus services run along Centre Dandenong Rd at the northern boundary connecting to a number of rail stations including Hampton, Highett and Dandenong. Nearest freeway is Eastlink about 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east.

Airlines and destinations[change | change source]

Awards[change | change source]

In 2006 Moorabbin Airport was named "Australian Regional Airport of the Year"

References[change | change source]

  1. YMMB – MELBOURNE/Moorabbi Archived 2012-10-21 at the Wayback Machine (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 28 June 2012
  2. "Movements at Australian Airports" (PDF). Airservices Australia. June 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2008.

Other websites[change | change source]