Armidale Regional Airport updates

Travel update

Terminal building operating hours have been adjusted for revised airline departure and arrival times. Effective from 1 April 2020, terminal operating hours will be:

Monday - Friday

  • Open 3:30pm
  • Close 5:30pm

Saturday

  • Only open for scheduled flights

Sunday

  • Open 3:30pm
  • Close 5:30pm

The building will be closed between airline services. 

18 March 2020 - As announced by the Prime Minister on 18 March 2020:

Non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people are no longer permitted

Additional travel restrictions have been placed on international travel, with a 'do not travel' advisory issued to all Australians.

At this stage there are no restrictions to domestic air travel throughout Australia.

16 March 2020 - As announced by the Prime Minister on 15 March 2020, all arriving international passengers are required to self-isolate for 14 days. For more information, visit the Australian Government Department of Health.

At this stage there are no restrictions to domestic air travel throughout Australia.

Flight changes

All airlines have announced significant cuts to services for both international and domestic travel. 

We strongly recommend all passengers including those connecting to other carriers to continue to check with their airline for the most up to date flight information. 

We are unaware at this time exactly how these changes will impact Armidale Regional Airport and its domestic services; however we are monitoring this situation carefully and will provide updates as they come to hand.

At the airport

Whilst there is no need for alarm, we do understand that it is not business as usual. As a result, we are taking greater precautions than normal and have implemented a number of initiatives in the interest of the health and safety of all who use Armidale Regional Airport.

These actions include: 

  • Additional cleaning services throughout the terminal and airport precinct, including more disinfectant wipe downs of surfaces, objects and key touch points within public spaces.
  • More signage to inform passengers of good hygiene practices, and what to do if they feel unwell.
  • Additional hand sanitisers have been placed throughout the terminal. New hand sanitising stations will also be installed in the coming weeks.
  • Additional training for staff throughout the Airport precinct to isolate and escalate any potential COVID-19 cases which may present at the Airport.

What you can do

Passengers can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 by practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping distance from others. We remind anyone travelling to or from the airport to:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • If unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people).
  • Exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures.

More information

Australian Government Department of Health 

NSW Department of Health  

Smart Traveller  

Australian Border Force