Busselton Margaret River Airport (IATA: BQB, ICAO: YBLN), formerly known as Busselton Regional Airport and alternatively known as Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport, is located in the Busselton suburb of Yalyalup, 6.5 km (4.0 mi) from the Busselton town centre. Busselton is a major regional centre in the South West of Western Australia, about 220 km (140 mi) south of Perth and in the heart of the Margaret River wine region.
== History ==
The airport was opened on 15 March 1997 and replaced Busselton Aerodrome, established in 1940, that was used extensively during World War II. A largely government-subsidised air service ran from Perth Airport to Busselton from 1997 to 2001 (including Margaret River Airport from 1999); it was operated by Skywest Airlines (now Virgin Australia Regional Airlines), Maroomba Airlines, and Skippers Aviation.
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