If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user


Darwin International Airport

From SKYbrary Wiki

Name Darwin International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Australia AU.gif
Location Marrara, Northern Territory
Serving Darwin
Elevation 31.394 m <br />103 ft <br />103 ft31.394 m <br />
Coordinates 12° 24' 54.23" S, 130° 52' 39.70" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
11/29 3354 m11,003.937 ft <br /> 60 m196.85 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes
18/36 1524 m5,000 ft <br /> 30 m98.425 ft <br /> ASP yes/yes

Observation YPDN 152100Z 14004KT 9999 FEW015 BKN110 26/23 Q1011
Station Darwin Airport
Date/Time 15 April 2021 21:00:00
Wind direction 140°
Wind speed 04 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 26°C
Dew point 23°C
Humidity 83%
QNH 1011 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Tropical Revolving Storm

Darwin International Airport serves the city of Darwin and the rest of the Australian Northern Territory. It is classified as a joint (civil/military) use aerodrome and is located in the northern Darwin suburb of Marrara,[Distance::13 km]] from the city centre, .


Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).



Loading map...

Airport Layout

Loading map...

Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of YPDN

  • B738, Darwin Australia, 2016 (On 6 December 2016, a Boeing 737-800 approaching Darwin at night in the vicinity of thunderstorm activity suddenly encountered very heavy rain just before landing which degraded previously good visual reference. After drifting right of centreline just before and after touchdown, the right main gear left the runway for 400 metres before regaining. The landing and taxi-in was subsequently completed. The Investigation attributed the excursion to difficulty in discerning lateral drift during the landing flare to an abnormally wide runway with no centreline lighting in poor night visibility and noted similar previous outcomes had been consistently associated with this context.)