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Esperance Airport is located 23 km north of Esperance on the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway.


Community & Regional Fares

The Shire of Esperance continues to work with the WA State Government and the Airlines that service Esperance Airport to reduce the cost of flights for residents.

Regional Express (REX) 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

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

Flight Information


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 or contact Regional Express on 131 713.

For Esperance / Kalgoorlie or other charter bookings and enquiries, contact Legendaire on (08) 6147 6634.

Fly Esperance and HeliSpirit operate scenic flights and aircraft charters. 
1800 951 251 
0428 721 776


Our modern passenger terminal features a large and comfortable passenger lounge serviced by food and beverage vending machines. Public bathroom facilities are accessible 24 hours a day.

A well equipped meeting room is available to hire for half or full days. Please contact 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 10:30am (closed outside scheduled flight times)

Sun                      3:30pm to 8:30pm (closed outside scheduled flight times)

Terminal opening times can change in the event of flight time schedule changes.

Parking & Transport

Car Parking

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.


Esperance Taxi Service (08) 9071 1782

Car Hire

AVIS (08) 9071 3998

Airport Shuttle

Fly Esperance - 1800 951 251 

Ground Services

Aus Flight Handling

0418 612 679

Air BP

0428 935 618

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.

* Department of Transport - Air Services in WA

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, 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.

Regional Express Feedback

Department of Transport - General complaints, compliments and feedback

Contact Us

For all enquiries regarding Regional Express (Rex) including local flight times, schedules, delays, bookings, luggage, pets, passengers and pricing, contact:

Rex Airlines

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

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.