Terminal building operating hours have been adjusted for revised airline departure and arrival times. Effective from Sunday 29 March 2020, terminal operating hours will be:
Monday - Friday
- Open 8.15am
- Close 10.30am
The building will be closed between airline services.
For more information on travel updates and airport operations during COVID-19 click here.
Armidale Airport is six kilometres from the city centre and is operated by Armidale Regional Council. It has daily return passenger flights to Brisbane and Sydney, with onward connections to Asia, North America, Europe and throughout Australia.
A $10 million upgrade of Armidale Regional Airport was completed in December 2017, creating a new terminal building with improved check-in, baggage handling, food and beverage and retail facilities, as well as enhanced parking.
Armidale to Sydney:
QANTASLink and Regional Express Airlines (REX). Flight schedules allow for a full
business day in Sydney to suit business travellers.
Armidale to Brisbane:
Link Airways provides flights to Brisbane. Check their website for flight schedules.
Flight arrival and departure information is available at:
Security screening has now commenced at Armidale Regional Airport. All luggage, including checked-in luggage and carry-on items will now go through a thorough screening process before departure.
This will greatly streamline the travel process for those with connecting flights, as passengers will not be required to go through security screening again once they arrive in Sydney or Brisbane. Security screening will also greatly enhance safety for both passengers and airline crews.
This helpful video explains the process:
The installation of the specialist security equipment was made possible by a $1.8 million grant from the Australian Government's Aviation and Maritime Safety and Security Program.
Paid parking will be introduced for the Armidale Regional Airport carpark from 1 May, to improve the availability of parking for airport users and provide a more equitable mix of income for the regional facility.
The first two hours are free before fees apply (to assist with pick-up and drop-off)
- $5 per day up to midnight
- $10 per day for overnight parking
Why has Council introduced parking fees? Click here to read more
Additional parking is available onsite at Edwards Secure Car Park, which is monitored for security and offers paid parking 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone 1800 747 800 or 0421 519 181 for parking fees and other information about Edwards Secure Car Park.
Park'nPay smartphone app
If you need to park your car at the Armidale Regional Airport, you will now be able to pay for your parking without walking all the way to the meter thanks to the NSW Government's Park'nPay smartphone app.Simply download the app to your phone, choose the nearest meter, enter your number plate and parking duration and make payment through the app. You'll then receive reminders when your parking is about to expire, and you will have the option to top up if you need to. For those without a smartphone or the ability to pay online, you will still be able to pay through the meters. For more information, visit the Park'nPay website.
Instructional video demonstrating how to use the paid parking terminals
Armidale Regional Airport offers a full range of hire car services meeting incoming flights. Providers include AVIS, Hertz, Thrifty, Realistic and Budget.
A licensed café offers light meals, refreshments and beverages between 6am and 6pm, seven days a week.
General aviation services include helicopter and executive plane charter services, air-freight services, aviation maintenance services, pilot training, aero club facilities and fuel.
Lost and found
For items left on an aircraft, phone the appropriate baggage handling staff at the airport:
- Qantaslink and Link Airways (Armidale Airport Services) (02) 6772 4140
- REX airlines (Aus Flight Handling) (02) 6771 3266
For items left in or around the passenger terminal, contact Airport Operations on 0429 158 572 (Sunday – Wednesday), 0427 668 915 (Wednesday – Saturday)