Alice Springs, Australia ASP/YBAS

Alice Springs, Australia


The airport is located 6nm S of Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory. It sits at 1789ft amsl to the S of the Macdonnell Ranges. Terrain rises to 3200ft amsl within 5nm N of the airport.

Aircraft diverting to Alice Springs must notify the airport as soon as possible to ensure the required RFF is available. ATC operates between 22:30-08:30G. Outside these hours, Alice Springs Airport has a Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) to facilitate communication between aircraft operating in the area. Arriving aircraft must broadcast their aircraft type, ETA, intended runway for landing and planned circuit entry procedure. Updates on position and intentions must be broadcast once the aircraft is within a minimum of 20nm of the airport.


There is an ILS approach to RWY 12 and a VOR/DME approach to both runways. Circling must be conducted to the S or within 3nm N of the RWY 12/30.

Caution: Hot-air baloon activity in the vicinity of the circuit area at sunrise and early morning.


Note: Several runway turning and taxiway restrictions are detailed on airport chart.

Airport Fire Service Frequency 131.0, callsign “Alice Springs Fire”.


If departing out of ATC hours, Melbourne Centre Flight Information Area frequency (FIA) must be contacted to confirm flight plan, controlled airspace joining airway/position and ETA. Departure intentions should be transmitted on the CTAF and flap retraction delayed until clear of traffic area. Consideration must be given to aircraft proceeding inbound AYQ on a reciprical track and pilot to pilot coordination will be required to ensure adequate separation.

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