The East Arnhem region has several airports, with Gove (Nhulunbuy) Airport – the region’s aviation hub – providing the most scheduled passenger movements in the area welcoming over 58,098 passengers in 2019.
The runway comprises an asphalt length of 2,208 metres and a width of 45 metres wide with the capability of safely landing larger jet aircraft such as the Boeing 737-400 series.
The airport is currently managed and operated by Nhulunbuy Corporation with regular Airnorth flights to and from Darwin and Cairns and services between Nhulunbuy and Groote Eylandt. For more concise sub regional connectivity scheduling see data for regional aviation.
Additional airport infrastructure can also be found within the regional areas of East Arnhem. This includes basic aircraft hangar, fuel, and repair infrastructure, in addition to sealed runways at community airstrips, including Gapuwiyak, Ramingining, Milingimbi and Galiwin’ku’s Elcho Island Airport.
A significant number of additional airstrips are located throughout East Arnhem. These airstrips are generally unsealed with limited infrastructure, but provide direct accessibility to smaller communities and homelands.