Cheap Flights to Mackay AU$154

Cheap Tickets to Mackay

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Mackay Flights

Escape the winter in Australia's southern states by grabbing a seat aboard any of the flights to Mackay, Queensland. Located right on the northern coast between Brisbane and Cairns, Mackay enjoys mild temperatures throughout the entire year. An eclectic array of shops and restaurants populate this city full of palm trees, and the art deco architecture here is unlike anywhere else in Oz. And with dozens of beaches and oodles of outdoor activities, there's never a bad time to travel to this idyllic city.

Best Time to Travel to Mackay

Peak Season:

In the weeks around Easter and from December through mid-January are when most tourists tend to visit Mackay. September is another popular time to visit this region, as temperatures rise to around 25 degrees Celsius and rainfall isn't as frequent as it is during other months of the year.

Shoulder Season:

The shoulder season in Mackay stretches from the middle of January until a few weeks before Easter. It's this time that many visitors consider to be most favourable for venturing here, as it's easier to enjoy attractions and events during these months. Since there are less crowds around this time, you'll have better odds of scoring sweet deals on travel packages.

Off Season:

Tourism generally slows down in this region after the Easter holiday, which typically falls in March or April, and doesn't pick up again until after winter ends. During this time, the city's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef makes for great whale watching, especially amid the annual migration period from July through November. If you’re interested in finding cheap flights to Mackay, this season is likely your best bet.

Mackay Airport and Transfer Information

Mackay Airport (MKY)

Distance: 6 km south of Mackay’s centre

Given that all of Australia’s major airlines operate out of MKY, it’s no surprise that this is one of the fastest growing airports in the country. Upon deplaning, you’ll have a few different options concerning how to get around town. Rent a vehicle with us in advance as many of Australia's most well-known car hire agencies have a presence on the airport’s premises, but a fleet of Mackay Whitsunday Taxis are always available just outside the terminal, too. Greyhound bus lines also make stops here, in case you’re interested in transferring somewhere outside of town.

Online Resources for Travel to Mackay

Prepare for an idyllic holiday that exceeds your every expectation when you start planning your trip to Queensland’s coast today. The official website for Mackay tourism can clue you into the finer points of making your way around the city, while the Bureau of Meteorology website exists to make sure you dress accordingly during your stay in Mackay.

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Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Mackay?
For more information about updating your flight to Mackay or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Mackay that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Mackay, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Mackay now?
To find out the latest facts about flights in to Mackay, visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll learn about any current travel restrictions and if you’ll be required to go into quarantine after you arrive.
What is the name of Mackay's airport?
If you’re arriving by plane, you won’t have to think too long and hard about which airport to choose. Mackay has just one – Mackay Airport (MKY).
How far is Mackay Airport from central Mackay?
Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY) is close to the heart of the city. You’ll find it only 3 kilometres from downtown Mackay.
What airport is best to fly into Mackay?
People from all over the place go through Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY) each day. Hop off the plane, collect your luggage and you’ll find yourself 3 kilometres from the downtown Mackay streets.
How many airlines fly to Mackay?
With 4 air carriers jetting into Mackay from at least 3 airports across the globe, your ideal flight is only a few clicks away.
Which airlines fly to Mackay?
Typically, travellers opt to fly with Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar when heading off to Mackay. The largest number of these flights come from Boonah, with Virgin Australia servicing this route the most frequently.
How many nonstop flights are there to Mackay?
Planning an unforgettable Mackay adventure is a piece of cake when there are 90 direct flights each week to select from.
Where are the most popular flights to Mackay departing from?
Travellers often set off from Boonah, Beerwah and Bellara airports when flying to Mackay.
How long is the flight to Mackay Airport?
Which airport you depart from determines how much of the in-flight entertainment you’ll get to enjoy. From Boonah to Mackay, the average flight time is 1 hour and 37 minutes. From Beerwah it’s around 1 hour and 37 minutes, and from Bellara it’s 1 hour and 37 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Mackay?
Don’t leave locking in your flight to Mackay until the last minute. That’s one trick savvy jet-setters use to get the best deals. Booking well in advance means more options and more affordable flights. Another great way to land the most competitive fare is to research all options. If where you’re headed has several airports, look into the cost of flying into a less busy terminal. Last of all, another easy way to save some money is be ready to book at a moment’s notice. If you see an irresistible deal, don’t think twice — snap it up while you can.
How to survive the flight to Mackay?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your journey to Mackay could be completely stress-free or it could go on forever. We’ve put together some handy hints that will help you start your unforgettable escape on the right foot.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • The secret to having an awesome travel experience is to pack in advance. So, let’s start with the basics: passport, official ID, bank cards and daily medications. Next, bring on board items that’ll help keep you occupied, like some electronic devices or a thrilling novel. It’s also wise to pack your chargers, a neck pillow and a pair of headphones. And of course, be sure to toss in toiletry items like a toothbrush, facial wipes and a clean set of clothes.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Squeeze all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked baggage. Any liquids in your carry-on suitcase larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated. Sharp or pointed objects, like your beloved Swiss Army knife, and dangerous goods which are explosive or flammable, such as aerosols and gasoline, are also restricted.

What to wear on a flight:

  • The answer to a comfortable flight often lies in the clothes you wear. Prepare for temperature changes by bringing layers. This will keep you nice and warm if the cabin begins to cool down. Shoes like high heels and sandals are best left in your checked suitcase. Instead, opt for flat, closed-toed footwear like sneakers. Your feet will thank you for it.
  • Most travellers have heard about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by prolonged periods of sitting. There’s plenty you can do to mitigate your risk. Don a pair of compression tights or socks, drink lots of water and move your legs and feet. Wander around the cabin or try out some exercises in your seat.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Mackay?
As seasoned travellers know, the secret is to be prepared before you reach security. That way, you’ll be boarding that plane to Mackay in no time at all. Follow these tips and get your trip off to a fantastic start:

  • Keep your travel documents and passport close by. They’re the first things you’ll be asked for by airport security.
  • Your coat, belt, keys and other contents of your pockets, like coins, will need to go through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process faster by removing them before your turn.
  • Your electronic devices like phones and laptops will also need to go on a tray to be scanned. No need to worry though, you’ll be back online soon enough.
  • Any gels or liquids, such as shampoo or hairspray, that you want to bring on board need to be in containers no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They must also all fit inside a quart-size (one litre), clear zip-lock bag.
  • It’s also possible you’ll be required to take your shoes off for scanning, so wearing slip-on shoes is always a good idea.
  • Airlines won’t allow any pocket knives or other sharp items in your carry-on luggage. If you need to bring these kinds of items, check them in.

Flights to Mackay information
Destination AirportMackay
Destination Airport IATA codeMKY
Destination City NameMackay
Flight PriceAU$154

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