Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tamworth Airport Car Rental

Operated by the local Tamworth Regional Council, the important transport connection of Tamworth airport (IATA: TMW) can be found just under six miles west of the city of Tamworth itself in New South Wales, Australia. Also known as Tamworth Regional Airport thanks to its proximity to a number of towns, the airport is the base for BAE System’s flight training college as well as being the northern base for the Hunter Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.

Since Tamworth airport has a number of commitments on top of its regular passenger services, it operates four separate runways. Two of these are composed of asphalt and typically host the passenger jet services flying out of the airport, while two are made from grass and clay and are used by the smaller charter aircraft and tourist planes.

There are two separate airlines currently running services out of Tamworth airport. Brindabella Airlines operate a service exclusively to Brisbane while QantasLink offers a direct service to Sydney, allowing passengers to take advantage of an onward international connection from the larger airport. The airport is around the 40th busiest in Australia and serves over 150,000 passengers a year.

The airport terminal has undergone expansion and renovation in recent years with passenger screening possible in the airport since 2012. Alongside this, demand for rental car services in the area has led to several companies beginning to offer services to tourists and those visiting the area on business. Many people decide to hire a rental car upon arrival, although hundreds more save money by comparing Tamworth airport car hire before setting out on their journey.

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