Alice Springs Airport is a regional airport 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 miles) south of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The airport was notably involved in Australia's first domestic airline hijacking, and later a suicide attack by a former airline employee which claimed the lives of four others.
The airport has two runways, the largest of which can accommodate a Boeing 747 or 777 landing (but not a fully laden take-off due to high temperatures and the runway length). The only scheduled flights using the airport are domestic, although international charters do use the airport on occasions. The airport is not subject to a curfew and operates 24 hours a day.
Options for transfers:
Shuttle bus transfers can be arranged for around $16.50 one way with Alice Wanderer Airport Transfers. Visit their website below to book a shuttle service.
Alternatively you can catch a taxi, taxi pricing is charged by meter, expect to pay around $30.00 to $42.00 for a trip between Alice Springs Airport and Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs.
For further airport information visit: http://www.ntairports.com.au/
Ayers Rock Airport (also known as Connellan Airport) (IATA: AYQ, ICAO: YAYE) is situated near Yulara, around 463 km (288 mi) (5 hrs drive) away from Alice Springs, Northern Territory, and 20 minutes drive from Uluru (Ayers Rock) itself. An average of just under 300,000 passengers per year pass through this airport in the middle of Australia.
Complimentary return coach transfers are provided for all Ayers Rock Resort hotel guests arriving into and departing from Ayers Rock Airport on scheduled Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar flights. Bookings are not required for this service. Return transfers to the airport depart from outside your hotel approximately 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure times, please check with reception for exact departure times.