Sunday, August 4, 2013

Kingscote Airport Car Rental

Undoubtedly one of the most crucial airports in any Australian territory, Kingscote airport (IATA: KGC) is around eight miles south west of the town of the same name, which is the largest town on Kangaroo Island. Naturally, as it is the main airport for the island, it is served by a variety of public transport links and a number of charter flights too. Kingscote airport has been operated by the Kangaroo Island Council since 1983, although the history of the aerodrome itself dates back much farther than this.

The first commercial flight service to the island was flown in the 1930s by Guinea Airways and the demand for travel between the area and the rest of Australia has kept Kingscote going strong, with the Regional Express airline flying a route direct to Adelaide. Many tourists flock to the town of Kingscote via the airport to see the colony of the world’s smallest penguin – but it also holds the honour of the being the oldest European settlement in southern Australia. Public transport serves these tourists well from the airport, but many people decide to compare Kingscote airport car hire before setting on our their journey to see if they can make savings on the most convenient form of travel.

With three runways and over 50,000 commercial passengers a year, Kingscote airport is definitely one transport hub that Kangaroo Island and Australia itself cannot afford to do without, especially as tourism becomes increasingly important to the region’s economy as the settled population of the area dwindles below 3,000


Kingscote Airport, Kangaroo Island. Creative Commons Image Source:

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