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AVV Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: AVV / YMAV
Airport Names:
  1. Avalon Airport
  2. Melbourne/Avalon
Location: Avalon, Victoria, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 38°2'20"S by 144°10'8"E
Area Served: Melbourne, Geelong
Operator/Owner: Department of Defence
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 115 feet (35 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Avalon Airport (AVV):

  • The most notable freight operations include the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix, V8 Supercars and Superbikes, plus some specialist charters including livestock race horses, fresh produce, military hardware, touring rock bands.
  • Because of Avalon Airport's relatively low elevation of 115 feet, planes can take off or land at Avalon Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) currently has only 1 runway.
  • In July 2011, the Civil Aviation Authority grounded all Tiger flights for 5 days, after a series of breaches by the airline, including a flight from Sydney to Avalon Airport where it flew too close to the terminal building as it approached the runway.
  • The furthest airport from Avalon Airport (AVV) is Flores Airport (FLW), which is nearly antipodal to Avalon Airport (meaning Avalon Airport is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Flores Airport), and is located 12,165 miles (19,578 kilometers) away in Flores Island, Azores, Portugal.
  • The airport's location between Melbourne and Geelong makes it both a capital city airport and an regional airport, servicing a large regional catchment in western Victoria and providing connections to tourism destinations such as the Great Ocean Road. Since Linfox Group’s purchase of the airport in 1997, Avalon Airport’s aviation operations have grown significantly as it has established itself as a second gateway to the Melbourne and Geelong regions.
  • The closest airport to Avalon Airport (AVV) is Geelong Airport (GEX), which is located only 16 miles (25 kilometers) SE of AVV.
  • Following its suspension from the airport, Tiger’s CEO quit and all pilots were put through new training.
  • In addition to being known as "Avalon Airport", another name for AVV is "Melbourne/Avalon".
  • In October 1988, the ASTA Aircraft Services division took the first Boeing 747 to Avalon for servicing and maintenance.

Map of Nearest Airports from Avalon Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Avalon Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
115.67 miles (25.21 km) SEGeelong Airport (GEX)Grovedale, Victoria, AustraliaView Geelong Airport on a map Set GEX as destination Airport Get more information about Geelong Airport
244.63 miles (71.82 km) NEMelbourne Airport (MEL)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Melbourne Airport on a map Set MEL as destination Airport Get more information about Melbourne Airport
345.38 miles (73.03 km) ENEEssendon Airport (MEB)Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaView Essendon Airport on a map Set MEB as destination Airport Get more information about Essendon Airport
451.00 miles (82.07 km) EMoorabbin Harry Hawker Airport (MBW)Moorabbin, Victoria, AustraliaView Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport on a map Set MBW as destination Airport Get more information about Moorabbin Harry Hawker Airport
581.88 miles (131.77 km) NWArarat Airport (ARY)Ararat, Victoria, AustraliaView Ararat Airport on a map Set ARY as destination Airport Get more information about Ararat Airport
690.22 miles (145.19 km) NBendigo Airport (BXG)Bendigo, Victoria, AustraliaView Bendigo Airport on a map Set BXG as destination Airport Get more information about Bendigo Airport
795.22 miles (153.23 km) WSWWarrnambool Airport (WMB)Warrnambool, Victoria, AustraliaView Warrnambool Airport on a map Set WMB as destination Airport Get more information about Warrnambool Airport
8117.92 miles (189.77 km) WNWHamilton Airport (HLT)Hamilton, Victoria, AustraliaView Hamilton Airport on a map Set HLT as destination Airport Get more information about Hamilton Airport
9127.99 miles (205.98 km) SKing Island Airport (KNS)Currie, Tasmania, AustraliaView King Island Airport on a map Set KNS as destination Airport Get more information about King Island Airport
10130.02 miles (209.24 km) NNEShepparton Airport (SHT)Shepparton, Victoria, AustraliaView Shepparton Airport on a map Set SHT as destination Airport Get more information about Shepparton Airport
11134.05 miles (215.74 km) NNEEchuca Airport (ECH)Echuca, Victoria, AustraliaView Echuca Airport on a map Set ECH as destination Airport Get more information about Echuca Airport
12144.09 miles (231.88 km) NEBenalla Airport (BLN)Benalla, Victoria, AustraliaView Benalla Airport on a map Set BLN as destination Airport Get more information about Benalla Airport
13144.80 miles (233.03 km) NWHorsham Airport (HSM)Horsham, Victoria, AustraliaView Horsham Airport on a map Set HSM as destination Airport Get more information about Horsham Airport
14147.78 miles (237.84 km) WPortland Airport (PTJ)Portland, Victoria, AustraliaView Portland Airport on a map Set PTJ as destination Airport Get more information about Portland Airport
15158.54 miles (255.14 km) NKerang Airport (KRA)Kerang, Victoria, AustraliaView Kerang Airport on a map Set KRA as destination Airport Get more information about Kerang Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Avalon Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Avalon Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,165.31 miles (19,578.13 km) WNWFlores Airport (FLW)Flores Island, Azores, PortugalView Flores Airport on a map Set FLW as destination Airport Get more information about Flores Airport
212,159.06 miles (19,568.06 km) WNWCorvo Airport (CVU)Corvo Island, Azores, PortugalView Corvo Airport on a map Set CVU as destination Airport Get more information about Corvo Airport
312,049.58 miles (19,391.87 km) WHorta International Airport (HOR)Horta, Azores, PortugalView Horta International Airport on a map Set HOR as destination Airport Get more information about Horta International Airport
412,034.62 miles (19,367.79 km) WPico Airport (PIX)Pico Island, Azores, PortugalView Pico Airport on a map Set PIX as destination Airport Get more information about Pico Airport
512,009.18 miles (19,326.85 km) WNWGraciosa Airport (GRW)Graciosa Island, Azores, PortugalView Graciosa Airport on a map Set GRW as destination Airport Get more information about Graciosa Airport
611,961.09 miles (19,249.46 km) WLajes Air Base (TER)Lajes, Azores, PortugalView Lajes Air Base on a map Set TER as destination Airport Get more information about Lajes Air Base
711,884.15 miles (19,125.63 km) WJoão Paulo II Airport (PDL)Ponta Delgada, Azores, PortugalView João Paulo II Airport on a map Set PDL as destination Airport Get more information about João Paulo II Airport
811,848.23 miles (19,067.84 km) WSanta Maria Airport (SMA)Santa Maria, PortugalView Santa Maria Airport on a map Set SMA as destination Airport Get more information about Santa Maria Airport
911,357.58 miles (18,278.21 km) NESt. John's International Airport (YYT)St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaView St. John's International Airport on a map Set YYT as destination Airport Get more information about St. John's International Airport
1011,304.05 miles (18,192.06 km) WNWMadeira Airport (FNC)Funchal, Madeira, PortugalView Madeira Airport on a map Set FNC as destination Airport Get more information about Madeira Airport
1111,291.73 miles (18,172.23 km) WNWPorto Santo Airport (PXO)Porto Santo, Madeira, PortugalView Porto Santo Airport on a map Set PXO as destination Airport Get more information about Porto Santo Airport
1211,241.73 miles (18,091.77 km) NESaint-Pierre Airport (FSP)Saint-Pierre, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, FranceView Saint-Pierre Airport on a map Set FSP as destination Airport Get more information about Saint-Pierre Airport
1311,238.64 miles (18,086.79 km) NEGander International Airport (YQX)Gander, Newfoundland, CanadaView Gander International Airport on a map Set YQX as destination Airport Get more information about Gander International Airport
1411,223.54 miles (18,062.48 km) NEMiquelon Airport (MQC)Miquelon, Saint Pierre and MiquelonView Miquelon Airport on a map Set MQC as destination Airport Get more information about Miquelon Airport
1511,210.69 miles (18,041.81 km) WNWLa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport