Heading 'Down Under' to Broome Airport

While Broome International Airport is often viewed as the gateway to a tropical retreat, it also plays a critical role serving the local community and industry. Chris Frame chats with the site’s CEO, Paul McSweeney, about the airport’s latest struggles and successes

Broome International Airport has a 7,887ft-long airstrip designated 10/28
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The author disembarked this Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800, VH-VUE (c/n 34167) Curl Curl Beach, after arriving from Perth
Airnorth deploys 76-seat Embraer E170s, including this 16-year-old example, VH-SWO (c/n 17000081), from Kununurra and Darwin to Broome

Just a few miles east of the globally renowned Cable Beach, characterised by its breathtaking white sand and turquoise waters, is Broome International Airport (BME), the gateway to Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

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