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About Burnie Wynyard Airport
Burnie Airport, or Burnie Wynyard Airport, is located in Wynyard, 19km from the port city of Burnie on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Regional Express Airlines operates regular daily flights to and from Melbourne from the airport. Sharp Airlines runs flight to King Island and Launceston. The airport was upgraded in 2006. About 70,000 passengers a year use it.
About Burnie, Australia
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania about 146km from Launceston and 325km from Hobart. Established in 1827, it was first called Emu Bay but was renamed in honour of William Burnie, a director of the Van Diemen's Land Company in the early 1840s. The population of Burnie is about 20,000 people.
The chief sources of revenue in Burnie are heavy manufacturing, forestry and farming, specifically activities at Burnie port and the forestry industry. Car hire in Burnie puts you about a 40-minute drive from Devonport via the four lane Bass Highway. The Murchison Highway links Burnie to the west coast of Tasmania.