Rottnest Island Airport (IATA: RTS, ICAO: YRTI) is a small airport for light aircraft, situated about 800 metres from the main settlement at Thomson Bay. Daily air services operate to the island. In the past these have been from Perth Airport, but in recent years have been mainly from Jandakot. The single 1,290 metres (4,230 ft) runway runs East-West and is situated behind Thomsons Bay and south of Government House Lake. Part of the lake was resumed for the construction of the airport runway. The Rottnest Tram track runs south of and parallel to the runway.