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Flinders Island Airport (IATA: FLS, ICAO: YFLI) is a small regional airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) northwest of Whitemark on Flinders Island off the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. The airport is owned and operated by the Flinders Council. The airport site has a total area of approximately 134 hectares. Access to the airport is off Palana Road. The primary aviation facilities at Flinders Island Airport consist of two sealed runways, a sealed taxiway, a sealed apron, a grassed apron and a fuel storage facility. Adjacent to the sealed apron is a passenger terminal building with an associated car parking area. There is only one small hangar on the site at present. The primary use of Flinders Island Airport is for Regular Public Transport (RPT) services operated by Sharp Airlines which offers services to and from Melbourne and Launceston. The airport is also used for charter and freight services, emergency services and private/recreational flying.

Flinders Island Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorFlinders Council
ServesFlinders Island
LocationWhitemark, Tasmania
Elevation AMSL34 ft / 10 m
Coordinates40°05′29″S 147°59′34″E / 40.09139°S 147.99278°E / -40.09139; 147.99278Coordinates: 40°05′29″S 147°59′34″E / 40.09139°S 147.99278°E / -40.09139; 147.99278
YFLI is located in Tasmania
Location in Tasmania
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 1,720 5,643 Asphalt
05/23 1,070 3,510 Asphalt
Statistics (2013–2014)
Passengers19,821 Increase2.3 %
Sources: Australian AIP and aerodrome chart[1]


Airlines and destinationsEdit

Sharp Airlines Launceston, Melbourne–Essendon[2]


In the early postwar years, the airport was served by small passenger aircraft operated by Flinders Island Airways and serving the route from Melbourne's Moorabbin Airport which is located to the southeast of the city.

Cessna 207 of Flinders Island Airways in January 1971

Traffic and statisticsEdit

The following table lists passenger statistics for Flinders Island Airport. Forecast statistics are in light grey.

Annual passenger statistics
Year Passenger movements
2010-11 18,460
2011-12 18,903
2012-13 19,357
2013-14 19,821
2020-21 23,401
2025-26 26,347
2030-31 29,664

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ YFLI – Flinders Island (PDF). AIP En Route Supplement from Airservices Australia, effective 28 February 2019, Aeronautical Chart
  2. ^ Sharp Airlines

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