Esperance Airport is located 23 km north of Esperance on the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.
Airport Advertising Opportunities
Air travel is booming! All-time record numbers - nearly 56,000 passengers - passed through Esperance Airport in FY22/23 alone, creating unique and broad reaching advertising opportunities within the Airport Terminal.
Community & Regional Fares
The Shire of Esperance continues to work with the WA State Government and Regional Express (REX) to reduce the cost of flights for residents.
Regional Express (REX) in partnership with the Shire of Esperance offer a discounted Community Fare to all travellers. Community Fares are available on the Esperance – Perth route for early-bird sales up to 30 days prior to departure subject to Community Fare availability, and for last minute purchases within 24 hours before departure time, all remaining unsold seats are released at the Community Fare level. Learn more at rex.com.au/communityfares.
Regional Airfare Zone Cap - The Regional Airfare Zone Cap scheme is a joint initiative between the State Government and five airlines: Airnorth, Qantas, Regional Express (Rex), Skippers Aviation and Virgin.
The scheme builds on each of the airlines’ resident fare programs by reducing their maximum resident fare prices to the Zone Cap fare of $199 or $299.
Who is eligible for Zone Cap fares? WA regional residents (people who live outside of the Perth/Peel regions) can access a capped airfare for personal travel on eligible routes to and from Perth, subject to seat availability.
Zone Cap fares must be booked as a return fare with travel originating from a regional destination, listed in the tables below, to Perth and back to the same regional destination.
What if I don’t know my return date? If you don’t know your return date, put in a date closest to when you could possibly be coming home, to lock in the Zone Cap fare. Once the date has been confirmed, contact REX to change. There may be a fee, but this will be cheaper than not accessing the Zone Cap Fare.
For further details on how to access the tickets, booking conditions and an overview, please visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/aviation/regional-airfare-zone-cap.asp
Regional Express (Rex) operates flights between Esperance and Perth, while Legendaire serves Esperance, Kalgoorlie and any other destination required via charter.
To view the current Regional Express flight schedule, visit www.rex.com.au or contact Regional Express on 131 713.
For Esperance / Kalgoorlie or other charter bookings and enquiries, contact Legendaire on (08) 6147 6634.
Fly Esperance, HeliSpirit and Circle H Helicopters operate scenic flights and aircraft charters in and around Esperance:
1800 951 251
0428 721 776
0432 237 744
The Esperance Airport Terminal features a large, modern and comfortable passenger lounge, serviced by food and beverage vending machines. Public bathroom facilities are accessible 24 hours a day.
Public WiFi is freely available. No password is required, under WiFi settings on your device just click and connect to "Esperance Airport Free WiFi".
A well equipped meeting room is available to hire for half or full days. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for prices and bookings.
Terminal Opening Hours
The Esperance Airport is closed outside of scheduled flight times.
Mon – Fri 5:30am to 8:30pm (closed outside scheduled flight times)
Sat 5:30am to 4:30pm (closed outside scheduled flight times)
Sun 8:30am to 8:30pm (closed outside scheduled flight times)
Terminal opening times can change in the event of flight time schedule changes.
Car Hire, Transport & Parking
(08) 9071 3998
(08) 9071 2775
(08) 9072 1189
Airport Shuttle Service
Esperance Taxi Service (08) 9071 1782
Short term and long term car parking is available free of charge at the terminal. Two (2) hour parking is available as signed in front of the terminal for drop-off and pick-up only. Vehicles observed in breach of this may be subject to fines and / or towing. For any parking longer than two hours, please use the long term parking bays.
0418 612 679
Regulated Air Route
The Shire of Esperance understands the importance of air service between Esperance and Perth, and we know the frustrations that disruptions can cause. The Shire of Esperance is limited in what we can do to directly address disruption issues but we actively work with REX and the Department of Transport to ensure that this essential service is maintained and that any disruptions are handled in a timely manner.
The Department of Transport regulate the Perth – Esperance route and permits the license to operate:
'Air routes in WA which are considered to have insufficient passenger demand to support airline competition are regulated by the State Government by granting monopoly rights to a single airline to operate on a particular Regular Public Transport (RPT) route (the Esperance-Perth route is one of these).'*
The Department of Transport take into consideration feedback by communities when permitting the licenses. The Shire of Esperance does not have authority in agreements or operations of the airline, but will always fight for what is best for the wider community.
What the Shire does:
The Shire of Esperance maintains the airport's infrastructure, such as the runways, taxiways, and apron, and provides all necessary services for the safe and efficient operation of the airport. The Shire also works with aircraft operators and other tenants to ensure all safety requirements are met.
We take our advocating seriously, and immediately act on community feedback if the airline is not meeting the community’s needs.
Feedback / Complaints:
Complaints about the air service on social media will not be acknowledged - this is not where the airline or the Department of Transport will hear you. For your feedback to be taken seriously and considered, complaints need to be lodged directly to the airline or the Department of Transport.
Shire staff and councillors are taking your concerns to the appropriate people, but you also need to do this work.
For all enquiries regarding Regional Express (Rex) including local flight times, schedules, delays, bookings, luggage, pets, passengers and pricing, contact:
Ph: 131 713
During local flight times only, Regional Express (Rex) staff at the Esperance Airport may be available to assist with some enquiries on (08) 9075 4677.
For enquiries not related to Regional Express (Rex) airline operations, please contact the Shire of Esperance via email at email@example.com.
Contact details specific to Air BP, the Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) and Aus Flight Handling can be found in the latest published edition of ERSA.