Thursday, August 1, 2013

Broken Hill Airport Car Rental

Ranked regularly as around the fiftieth busiest airport of Australia’s 103-strong hubs, Broken Hill Airport (IATA: BHQ) can be found approximately three miles south east of the town of Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia. The airport is probably known best as the base of the south eastern Royal Flying Doctor Service and is renowned as a very important link in the chain when it comes to delivering urgent medical treatment to the outback.

Along with its Flying Doctor function, the Broken Hill Airport is also used extensively by the mining industry due to its proximity to key mines and collection facilities. The airport does serve one commercial passenger airline, Regional Express, providing connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Dubbo and Mildura, however it does not serve any international flights. Whilst it is a relatively small airport, its facilities include Broken Hill car hire services served by firms such as Hertz and Avis. A café is also on site as well as express air freight services and a number of charter companies if you are looking to hire an aircraft.

Broken Hill itself is world famous for its mines including lead, silver and zinc, and with mining operations expected to continue until at least 2020, it is only natural to assume that Broken Hill airport will remain an integral part of the area, providing a key transportation link to and from Australia’s main cities for workers keen to move to the area, as well as tourists wanting to see what all the fuss is about.

Royal Flying Doctor Service plane at Broken Hill Airport. Creative Commons Image Source: