Alice Springs Airport is a regional airport located 13km south of central Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Operating 24 hours a day, the airport is a primarily domestic facility with the occasional international charter making use of its facilities. The Alice Springs Airport services approximately 640,519 passengers annually, making it Australia's 18th busiest airport. The airport features two runways, with the larger of the two cable of accommodating Boeing 747 or 777 landings. The airport is also used extensively for the launch of stratospheric research balloons.
Alice Springs Airport is home a number of convenient passenger facilities including ATMs, an information desk, internet access, a post office, public phones, toilets, showers and parents rooms, an outdoor smoking area and access for disabled visitors. The airport is also home to a number of shopping and dining options such as Café Terra Rosa including full menu and licensed bar, Australian Way - a souvenir and merchandising store, and Runway News a newsagency offering newspapers, magazines, books, personal conveniences and snacks.
Offering a convenient range of transport options, the Alice Springs Airport is also home to parking facilities including a short term and long term car park. The short term car park is located right in front of the terminal and costs for $4 for one hour all the way up to $22 for an entire day. The long term car park is located on the terminals eastern side and costs $14 per day for stays of 7 days or less or $10 per day for stays of 8 days or more.
Located within 15 minutes' drive from the airport, there are a range of affordable, comfortable and convenient accommodation options ranging in service levels. Hotels near Alice Springs Airport include Chifley Alice Springs Resort, DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs, Aurora Alice Springs, Ibis Styles Alice Springs, Desert Palms Alice Springs and Diplomat Motel all within minutes of central Alice Springs.