COVID-19 UPDATE – 21 January 2021
MANDATORY FACE MASKS REQUIRED AT GOVE AIRPORT
On Friday 8th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced (National Cabinet agreed) mandatory use of masks in domestic airports and on all domestic commercial flights.
Furthermore, the NT Chief Health Officer Directions make it mandatory from the 20th January 2021 for face masks to be worn at all major NT airports and while on board an aircraft. Masks must be worn when inside the airport terminal building and when on the airfield.
Children under the age of 12 and people with a specified medical condition are not required to wear a mask.
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Operated and maintained by the Nhulunbuy Corporation, Gove Airport commenced operation in the 1970’s and brings high quality transport services to remote East Arnhem Land to this day. Gove Airport is serviced by Airnorth’s Darwin-Gove-Cairns return E170 jet service as well as smaller Brasilia 120 aircraft between Darwin, Groote Eylandt and Gove.
There are a number of aircraft charter operators based at Gove Airport who conduct a combined total of around 20,000 movements a year.
Additionally Gove is serviced by a full-time medical evacuation service operated by Careflight NT.
The airport is located on the site of the former RAAF Airfield Gove. The World War II airbase was built in 1943 and named for Pilot Officer William Gove who was killed in action near Maningrida. During the war, the airfield was used by No. 83 Squadron RAAF flying CAC Boomerangs and No. 13 Squadron RAAF flying Lockheed Venturas, with No. 42 Squadron RAAF operating PBY Catalina flying boats out of nearby Drimmie Head. At the height of operations, over 5,000 servicemen were stationed at the base.
Shaped like an aircraft, the unique architecturally-designed Main Terminal today offers city-standard airport facilities to around 70,000 passengers who currently travel to and from the Gove Peninsula each year.
The Main Terminal offers passengers a spacious, air-conditioned facility with an indoor baggage carousel. Dedicated security-restricted areas are available for commercial aircraft and a separate area is available to smaller general aviation craft.
Drop off zones can be found outside the Main Terminal, along with taxi and bus collection areas, car parking for up to 80 vehicles and 30 rental vehicles.
All fees associated with the Gove Airport can be found in the Nhulunbuy Corporations Schedule of Fees and Charges.
The Airport Operations team can be contacted by calling (08) 8987 1370.
Ceasing of Security Screening at Gove Airport by 19 December 2020
On commencement of the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Regulations 2019) by the 19 December 2020, Gove Airport will no longer be required to undertake security screening (Passenger & Checked Bag Screening)
- Gove Airport will remain regulated as an Unscreened Security Controlled Airport
- A security presence will continue to be provided for incoming and outgoing flights.
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Please note that enquiries about Airnorth services should be directed to 1800 627 474 during office hours. Urgent after-hours enquiries should be directed to the Airnorth Ticketing Counter at Darwin International Airport on (08) 8920 4003
Alternatively, please check the Airnorth website for up-to-date information on airline schedules.
Menzies Aviation Services
Please note that enquiries about check-in and ground handling should be directed to Menzies Aviation Services on 0427 087 174.
Operated and maintained by the Nhulunbuy Corporation, Gove Airport commenced operation in the 1970’s and brings high quality transport services to remote East Arnhem Land to this day. Gove Airport is serviced daily by Airnorth’s Darwin-Gove-Cairns return E170 jet service and a smaller Brasilia 120 aircraft between Darwin, Groote Eylandt and Gove five days a week.