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Lightning Ridge Airport


The Lightning Ridge Airport serves the town of Lightning Ridge in New South Wales, Australia.

The key features of the Lightning Ridge Airport in Australia, USA can be listed as follows:

  • The airport is open for civilians.
  • The airport has been coded as YLRD by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and as LHG by International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • The runway of the airport is unpaved and measures 4600 feet in length.
  • The Lightning Ridge Airport does have any officially published instrument approach (known as Instrument Flight Rules or IFR) procedure for the airport, which suggests that Lightning Ridge Airport is not safe for flights to take-off from or land at Lightning Ridge Airport especially during bad weather or inadequate light.
  • The Regional Express and Air Link Airlines (Walgett) are two of the airlines that provide flights to Lightning Ridge on a regular basis.

    The following are the airports (along with their respective codes) in Australia that are nearest to the Airport in Lightning Ridge:
    • Bourke (BRK)
    • Moree (MRZ)
    • Walgett (WGE)
    • Narrabri (NAA)
    • St George (SGO)

    Lightning Ridge is located in Walgett Shire, in the north-western part of the State of New South Wales. The city is also bordered by Queensland. The city is known as the Black Opal Capital of the World as the city is the chief producer of black opals and other opal gemstones. In fact, Lightning Ridge has the largest deposits of luminescent stones in the world. provides detailed, online information on Lightning Ridge Airport, as well as on Flights to Lightning Ridge and Flights to Australia.

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