Canberra Airport, also known as the Canberra International Airport Pty Ltd, is operated by Capital Airport Group, which bought Canberra Airport from the Commonwealth Government's Federal Airports Corporation in 1998.
The Canberra airport is located 8km from Canberra's centre on the eastern outskirts. Presently Canberra Airport is working with the federal and ACT governments to improve the roads and minimise congestion between the airport and Canberra's city centre. Roads to Canberra airport, Pialligo Avenue, Morshead Drive, Fairbairn Avenue and the Monaro Highway will be upgraded.
You can travel to and from Australia's capital cities, Newcastle and the Gold Coast using Canberra Airport. While Canberra airport only services domestic flights, it manages passengers diverted from Melbourne and Sydney airports in certain weather conditions. Nearly 3 million passengers used Canberra Airport from 2007-08.
Car parking facilities at Canberra Airport is cheap in comparison to other major Australian airports. Canberra Airport provides long-term, short stay and all day parking, as well as special weekend offers and disabled parking facilities.
You can catch the Canberra Airport Airliner bus into Canberra's centre every half hour during weekdays and on the hour on the weekends. Taxis are available from the front of Canberra Airport and costs approximately $25 to get into the city. If you're hiring a car you can pre-book, but there are also a range of care hire service desks in the Canberra Airport terminal's centre.
The site was originally an airstrip that was laid down in 1920s. Now, several new hangars and buildings, a runway extension and upgrades to runway systems have been built at Canberra Airport.