Mackay Airport is located in the Queensland region of Mackay, approximately 320km north of Rockhampton and 960km north of the state capital Brisbane. A major regional airport, the Mackay Airport services approximately 969,900 passengers annually and is Australia's fourteenth busiest airport. Renowned for its agricultural, industrial and mining industries, Mackay also supports a strong tourist industry and is a gateway to the popular Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. Mackay Airport is serviced by the top four major Australian airlines including Qantas and its regional subsidiary QantasLink, Jetstar, Tigerair and Virgin Australia. Flights from Mackay Airport include Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Sydney and Melbourne.
Mackay Airport is home to a convenient range of public amenities including two ATMs, five internet kiosks, public toilets and showers, a parents room, baby high chairs, trolley bays, wheelchairs and public phones. The Mackay Airport is also home to a number of shopping and dining options including Relay, a newsagent come convenience store offering newspapers, magazines, books, tech items, souvenirs, gifts, cold drinks and confectionary. Delimarches is located just past the screening point and offers hot food, fresh sandwiches, cakes, slices, tea and coffee. The Barra Bar serves beer, wine and spirits as well as a finger food bar menu with big screen TVs showing the latest news and sport. Aromas has everything you need in the one place, serving tea and coffee as well as wraps, filos, pizzas, gourmet pies and even has a licensed bar.
Mackay Airport also offers car hire, taxi ranks and bus transfer services as well as three car parks including short term, long term and undercover options ranging in price from $3 to $25 a day making getting to and from the airport on time affordable and hassle-free.