All movements to/from Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport must have prior approval from the airport operator (Toll Remote Logistics). Applications must be submitted at least 24 hours before the planned arrival unless previously agreed.
As Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are excluded from the Australian Immigration Zone, it is the responsibility for crews to obtain customs clearances before leaving the Australian mainland. Equally, outbound clearances will be issued by the Australian Customs Service on Christmas and/or Cocos (Keeling) Islands for the return journey to the mainland. Airport operations staff will notify Customs and Immigration on the relevant island about all estimated arrival and departure times.
All flights arriving to Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are subject to quarantine irrespective of origin. The Pilot in Command must report the health status of all persons on-board prior to landing and the aircraft is to be de-insected (or be compliant with its de-insection certificate) in accordance with Department of Agriculture standards.
Toll Remote Logistics has vast experience in aviation and airport management. The company has been operating the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Airport (along with the Christmas Island Airport) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development since 2009.