Darwin International Airport (DRW)
History, Facts and Overview
(Darwin, Northern Territory - NT, Australia)
One of Australia's oldest airports, Darwin Airport dates back to 1919, when it was first established as a military airfield. In the mid-1940s, civilian airlines were permitted at the airport and resulted in a rapid expansion of the available facilities, growing to become the Northern Territory's premier international and domestic airport.
In 1991 and now owned by the Federal Airports Corporation (FAC), Darwin Airport opened is present-day terminal building, being later leased to the Northern Territory Airports organisation in 1998. A 20-year 'Master Plan' has recently been approved, forecasting around two million annual passengers by 2025.
Darwin Airport's air-conditioned passenger terminal features two floors, with the luggage carousels on the lower level.
A range of shops and refreshments can be found upstairs, in the departures lounge, including an outlet of Australia's JR Duty Free and also a branch of Travelex foreign currency exchange.