Mackay Airport is located in the heart of the Central Queensland resource centres of the Bowen and Galilee Basins and adjacent to the popular Whitsundays tourist destination.
Mackay Airport welcomes around 850,000 passengers each year.
Three major domestic airlines, Jetstar, QantasLink and Virgin Australia provide direct services between Mackay Airport and Brisbane, Sydney, Townsville and Rockhampton with connections through to the rest of Queensland and Australia.
There are also frequent and flexible charter services to meet the needs of those working in the resources, tourism and agribusiness sectors.
Mackay Airport offers the convenience of car parking and a hotel right across from the terminal plus a range of ground transport options including coach, taxi and car rental.
The Mackay Airport Terminal offers a range of food and beverage and retail options including the Coffee Pod and Crown Currency landside and DeliMarché, The Barra Bar, Relay and Tech 2 Go in the Departure Lounge.
Mackay airport operations and industry activities dependent on the availability of air services through the airport, directly and indirectly generate approximately 13,600 jobs and generate $1.2 billion of value added to the regional economy.
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Mackay Airport contributes to the regional community in various other ways such as providing funds, leadership and expertise to regional development and marketing and the support or sponsorship of a range of local organisations, events, programs and initiatives. These include the Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival, Mechanos Wings and Wheels, North Jacklin Mercedes Fashion Week Mackay, the Mackay Cutters and Women’s Rugby, The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program, The Mackay Special Children’s Christmas Party, the Mackay Children’s Holiday Camp and the Mackay Chinese New Year Festival.
Mackay is well-positioned geographically to service the Bowen and Galilee Basin resource centres with Mackay Airport providing a multi-modal integrated transport hub.
Airport owners, NQA, continue to invest in Mackay Airport infrastructure to ensure the facility meets the region’s aviation current and future demands and creates new economic opportunities for operators.
General Manager, Rob Porter, joined Mackay Airport in 2011, bringing with him 25 years aviation industry experience working with the Department of Aviation, Airservices Australia and Sydney, Canberra, Alice Springs and Gold Coast Airports. Rob works closely with aviation and business partners, to grow Mackay Airport as a seamless transport hub and key driver of the regional economy, and he serves as a business leader in the Mackay community.