Darwin Airport (IATA: DRW, ICAO: YPDN) is the busiest airport serving the Northern Territory and the tenth busiest airport in Australia. DRW has an international terminal, a domestic terminal and a cargo terminal.
Brisbane International Airport (IATA: BNE / ICAO: YBBN) is the third busiest Australian airport by aircraft movements with roughly 23 million passengers in 2016. Brisbane is a major hub for Virgin Australia and a secondary hub for both Qantas and its low cost Jetstar. Tigerair Australia also opened a base at BNE. The airport has international and domestic flights, a cargo, a general aviation terminal and two runways.
Jandakot Airport (IATA: JAD, ICAO: YPJT) is an Australian general aviation airport located near Perth International in Western Australia. It’s the major general aviation airport in WA and one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia. Below you will find the three major spots that local spotters used otherwise you can easily drive around the airport and find places throw the fences where you can take pictures and leave.
Perth Airport (IATA: PER, ICAO: YPPH) is a domestic and international airport. It is also the capital, the largest city, the biggest airport of Western Australia and the fourth busiest airport in Australia. Perth deserve some major international cities as Johannesburg, Auckland, Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Guangzhou, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lampur, Denpasar, Jakarta and Hong Kong. Perth is mostly interesting for it’s mines flights which are at least more than 50% of the traffics.
Sydney Kingsford-Smith is the busiest airport in Australia (handling 42 million passengers in 2016) and the primary hub of Qantas. Located next to Botany Bay it has three runways colloquially known as “east-west”, “north-south” and “third”, though with the addition of the “third” runway the “east-west” runway which crosses the “north-south” is rarely used. The airport is also an important hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar which both operate out of one of the two domestic terminals (the other is used exclusively by Qantas and its link operations). Across the “north-south” runway lies the International terminal and the cargo apron.…
Our newest member Patrick from Germany lived a couple of month in New Zealand and presents you a new guide from Christchurch with 13 different photo positions. CHC is the second biggest airport in NZ behind Aukland and welcomed 5.5 Mio passengers in 2012. So if you going to visit this area, don’t forget to make a stop at this interesting airport.
Auckland is by far the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand catering for over 18 million passengers a year (2016). Located in Mangere on the edge of the Manukau Harbour more than half of the airport’s perimeter is only accessible by boat, making spotting at this airport rather difficult with only few good acessible locations. It is the main hub of Air New Zealand and Jetstar, who also base their NZ domestic operations from the airport. It has two separate terminals (the individual former Air New Zealand and Qantas domestic terminals having been linked together as one domestic terminal)…
The main gateway to the wonderful Cook Islands is located three kilometres west of the capital Avarua on the edge of the island of Rarotonga. You’d be mad to come here for plane-spotting purposes alone but if you are in the area the Cook Islands is a great place to have a relaxing time and the airport does have some traffic of interest.
This review only covers spotting points visible from through security. Spotting and photography can be undertaken from within the terminals with care however I don’t doubt there are better options elsewhere of you have the chance to find them.