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West Island

Airport Cocos Islands

  • West Island, Cocos Islands
  • Airport Cocos (Killing) Islands - is the largest airport in the archipelago "Cocos", located on the West Island - the largest island in the southern part of the Killing. The length of its runway - the runway is 2,438 meters, width - 33 meters. It has excellent lighting and asphalt surface, which allows you to receive all types of aircraft. Currently, the airport is working with the airline to Virginia Australia.

    According to statistics in 2011 passenger airport was 9,129 people and 310 ships. The most popular trend at the moment is Christmas Island. At the airport there are three huge waiting room, equipped with the latest appliances, and a large hangar and weather station. In 2005, the leadership of the authorities there was built a magnificent viewing platform, which offers a panoramic view.

    One of the largest aircraft - the Boeing 747 landed here Sept. 23, 2004. In the history of the airport here, there was not a single large-scale accident. In the near future it is planned to increase the area and restoration of outbuildings complex.
  • Cocos Islands, Australia 
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  • +61 (03) 5055 0500 
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West Island is the capital of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands The population is roughly 120 It is the less populous of the two inhabited islands (the other is Home Island) It was part of the Clunies Ross plantation and an airstrip was built here during World War II As well as all the government...  More
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West Island is the capital of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The population is roughly 120. It is the less populous of the two inhabited islands (the other is Home Island). It was part of the Clunies-Ross plantation and an airstrip was built here during World War II. As well as all the government buildings, it contains the airport, a general store and tourist accommodation. In November 2013 it was revealed that the Australian Signals Directorate operates a listening station on West Island.

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  • Cocos tourism



  • Population : 120

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