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 Ayers Rock Airport (Connellan Airport), Yulara, Australia

The Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ), sometimes referred to as the Connellan Airport, is the main travel hub for visitors wanting to explore spellbinding and iconic Uluru and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This region is a haven for hikers, as well as those looking to truly discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback, flying to this magical place will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Set in the Northern Territory, the Ayers Rock Airport is one of the nation’s busiest regional airports, with an average 300,000 passengers passing through its facility each year. There is one main terminal, which services commercial airlines, as well as private charter aircraft.

Amenities within the airport are decent but not extensive. You can utilise the information centre upon arrival, which gives advice and pointers on Ayers Rock Resort, and several of the local activities, day trips and tours you can go on. As for the other amenities, you will find that there are toilets, baby changing facilities, and WiFi access available in the Departure Lounge. If you want something to eat, intend on sending post, or need to use an ATM, you will need to wait until you arrive at the Ayers Rock Resort.

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Ayers Rock is very well connected to major transit hubs in Australia. Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia operate flights between Ayers Rock and Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD), and Alice Springs (ASP). Many flyers choose to couple Ayers Rock with Alice Springs to get a comprehensive view of central Australia’s wilderness and landscape.

Travel Information

· You’ll find the car hire desks in the baggage claim area, with Avis, Thrifty and Hertz represented at this airport. There is fairly high demand for vehicles in this area, so booking in advance is advised. The drive is only 8km, and about 10 minutes in total. Head south on Coote Road, turn right onto Lasseter Highway (State Route 4), and then turn left onto Yulara Drive, which will take you directly through to the Resort.

· Taxis aren’t available at the Ayers Rock Airport, but there are shuttle buses provided by many of the hotels at the resort. These can be either a complimentary or a paid service, so double check with your hotel before you depart. You may also be able to book an airport transfer with Skyscanner’s search tool, if you’d prefer to have something organised in advance.

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

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 Ayers Rock Airport (Connellan Airport)

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Car rentals may be done at the airport. Bookings may be made prior to arrival, so that a vehicle can be secured.

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Some hotels and resorts provide complimentary shuttle bus services that ferry passengers to and from the airport and the resort.

 Who flies to Connellan

 Location Details

Longitude:131° 3' 0'' E
Latitude:25° 19' 59'' S
IATA code:AYQ
ICAO code:YAYE

 Airport Location

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