Ayers Rock is possibly the most remote airport that has commercial flights in Australia, it has always been known as Connellan Airport. Tourists will be pleased to know that some of the main car hire operators such as: Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Avis and Europcar are available in the region to assist you with getting around the red centre.
Where Is The Airport?
Ayers Rock Airport is located near the town of Yulara, and it takes about 15 kilometres of driving to reach Uluru, easily manageable in a hire car. It’s also possible tp pick up and drop your hire car off at the airport.
Which Airline Will Take Me There?
There only three airlines that use the airport: Qantas, QantasLink and Virgin Australia.
Can I Get There From Where I Live?
Flights come into the airport from a few airports, including the following: Sydney, Alice Springs, Cairns and Perth. The Perth service will be ending in the later part of 2012.
For those who are curious, the story behind the name of the airport “Connellan Airport” harks back to the days when an aviator named Edward Connellan founded the airport.
With Uluru and Kata Tjuta available for your adventurous spirit, and the rest of the red centre to explore, you’re never going to be bored during your stay in Ayers Rock. A car is an absolute must for travelling the region and we can assist with the selection, comparison and booking of a car hire service before you touch down at Ayers Rock Airport.