Newcastle Airport (IATA: NTL, ICAO: YWLM) is 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) north of Newcastle, New South Wales (27 km (17 mi) by road) in Port Stephens. It is the 12th busiest airport in Australia, handling almost 1.2 million passengers in the year ending 30 June 2009, which is 107,000 more than in 2007-08.
The airport is jointly owned by the Newcastle City Council and Port Stephens Council, and managed by Newcastle Airport Limited.
The airport runway is shared with the RAAF Base Williamtown. Even though this base is a military airfield, civilian operations are permitted. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Aeropelican, Brindabella Airlines, Norfolk Air and Regional Express operate flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Canberra, Narrabri, Cooma-Snowy Mountains and Norfolk Island. The airport is leased from the Federal Government for civilian air travel until 2045.