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MKY Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: MKY / YBMK
Airport Name: Mackay Airport
Location: Mackay, Queensland, Australia
GPS Coordinates: 21°10'18"S by 149°10'46"E
Operator/Owner: Mackay Airport Pty Ltd
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 19 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Mackay Airport (MKY):

  • Mackay Airport had grass landing strips until 1940, when the Commonwealth Government extended the airport's boundaries and upgraded the runways to unsealed gravel for use during World War II.
  • Mackay Airport handled 1,049,172 passengers last year.
  • The furthest airport from Mackay Airport (MKY) is Agostinho Neto Airport (NTO), which is located 11,973 miles (19,269 kilometers) away in Ponta do Sol, Santo Antão, Cape Verde.
  • In January 2010, Auckland International Airport Limited, announced plans to purchase almost 25 per cent of North Queensland Airports, operator of the airports at Cairns and Mackay, for about $167 million.
  • In November 2008, Mackay Airport was sold to a private consortium to fund the development of Mackay Hospital.
  • Mackay Airport located in Mackay, Queensland, Australia is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Mackay, with flights to the cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.
  • In 1938, the airport held an airshow featuring ten aircraft, which attracted over 8,000 spectators.
  • Because of Mackay Airport's relatively low elevation of 19 feet, planes can take off or land at Mackay Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The closest airport to Mackay Airport (MKY) is Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI), which is located 58 miles (94 kilometers) NNW of MKY.
  • Mackay Airport (MKY) has 2 runways.

Map of Nearest Airports from Mackay Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Mackay Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
158.11 miles (93.52 km) NNWGreat Barrier Reef Airport (HTI)Hamilton Island, Queensland, AustraliaView Great Barrier Reef Airport on a map Set HTI as destination Airport Get more information about Great Barrier Reef Airport
261.89 miles (99.61 km) NWWhitsunday Coast Airport (PPP)Proserpine, Queensland, AustraliaView Whitsunday Coast Airport on a map Set PPP as destination Airport Get more information about Whitsunday Coast Airport
367.65 miles (108.87 km) NNWWhitsunday Airport (WSY)Airlie Beach, AustraliaView Whitsunday Airport on a map Set WSY as destination Airport Get more information about Whitsunday Airport
493.60 miles (150.63 km) SWMoranbah Airport (MOV)Moranbah, Queensland, AustraliaView Moranbah Airport on a map Set MOV as destination Airport Get more information about Moranbah Airport
5101.23 miles (162.91 km) NWBowen Airport (ZBO)Bowen, Queensland, AustraliaView Bowen Airport on a map Set ZBO as destination Airport Get more information about Bowen Airport
6113.05 miles (181.93 km) SSWDysart Airport (DYA)Dysart, Queensland, AustraliaView Dysart Airport on a map Set DYA as destination Airport Get more information about Dysart Airport
7116.77 miles (187.92 km) SSWMiddlemount Airport (MMM)Middlemount, Queensland, AustraliaView Middlemount Airport on a map Set MMM as destination Airport Get more information about Middlemount Airport
8149.11 miles (239.97 km) SWClermont Airport (CMQ)Clermont, Queensland, AustraliaView Clermont Airport on a map Set CMQ as destination Airport Get more information about Clermont Airport
9169.67 miles (273.06 km) SBlackwater Airport (BLT)Blackwater, Queensland, AustraliaView Blackwater Airport on a map Set BLT as destination Airport Get more information about Blackwater Airport
10173.70 miles (279.55 km) SSERockhampton Airport (ROK)Rockhampton, Queensland, AustraliaView Rockhampton Airport on a map Set ROK as destination Airport Get more information about Rockhampton Airport
11177.45 miles (285.58 km) SSWEmerald Airport (EMD)Emerald, Queensland, AustraliaView Emerald Airport on a map Set EMD as destination Airport Get more information about Emerald Airport
12203.48 miles (327.47 km) WNWCharters Towers Airport (CXT)Charters Towers, Queensland, AustraliaView Charters Towers Airport on a map Set CXT as destination Airport Get more information about Charters Towers Airport
13205.13 miles (330.12 km) NWTownsville Airport (TSV)Townsville, Queensland, AustraliaView Townsville Airport on a map Set TSV as destination Airport Get more information about Townsville Airport
14227.49 miles (366.10 km) SEGladstone Airport (GLT)Gladstone, Queensland, AustraliaView Gladstone Airport on a map Set GLT as destination Airport Get more information about Gladstone Airport
15238.20 miles (383.35 km) SWAlpha Airport (ABH)Alpha, Queensland, AustraliaView Alpha Airport on a map Set ABH as destination Airport Get more information about Alpha Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Mackay Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Mackay Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,973.25 miles (19,269.02 km) NWAgostinho Neto Airport (NTO)Ponta do Sol, Santo Antão, Cape VerdeView Agostinho Neto Airport on a map Set NTO as destination Airport Get more information about Agostinho Neto Airport
211,955.64 miles (19,240.69 km) NWCesária Évora International Airport (VXE)São Vicente, Cape VerdeView Cesária Évora International Airport on a map Set VXE as destination Airport Get more information about Cesária Évora International Airport
311,905.05 miles (19,159.27 km) NWPreguiça Airport (SNE)São Nicolau, Cape VerdeView Preguiça Airport on a map Set SNE as destination Airport Get more information about Preguiça Airport
411,838.42 miles (19,052.05 km) WNWAmílcar Cabral International Airport (SID)Sal Island, Cape VerdeView Amílcar Cabral International Airport on a map Set SID as destination Airport Get more information about Amílcar Cabral International Airport
511,836.76 miles (19,049.37 km) NWMosteiros Airport (MTI)Mosteiros, Cape VerdeView Mosteiros Airport on a map Set MTI as destination Airport Get more information about Mosteiros Airport
611,835.07 miles (19,046.65 km) NWSão Filipe Airport (SFL)Fogo, Cape VerdeView São Filipe Airport on a map Set SFL as destination Airport Get more information about São Filipe Airport
711,812.09 miles (19,009.67 km) WNWAristides Pereira International Airport (BVC)Boa Vista, Cape VerdeView Aristides Pereira International Airport on a map Set BVC as destination Airport Get more information about Aristides Pereira International Airport
811,790.55 miles (18,975.00 km) NWPraia International Airport (RAI)Praia, Cape VerdeView Praia International Airport on a map Set RAI as destination Airport Get more information about Praia International Airport
911,787.33 miles (18,969.82 km) NWMaio Airport (MMO)Maio, Cape VerdeView Maio Airport on a map Set MMO as destination Airport Get more information about Maio Airport
1011,550.11 miles (18,588.06 km) WLa Güera Airport (ZLG)La Güera, Western SaharaView La Güera Airport on a map Set ZLG as destination Airport Get more information about La Güera Airport
1111,547.69 miles (18,584.16 km) WNouadhibou International Airport (NDB)Nouadhibou, MauritaniaView Nouadhibou International Airport on a map Set NDB as destination Airport Get more information about Nouadhibou International Airport
1211,470.56 miles (18,460.02 km) NWLa Palma Airport (SPC)La Palma, Canary Islands, SpainView La Palma Airport on a map Set SPC as destination Airport Get more information about La Palma Airport
1311,470.40 miles (18,459.77 km) WNWDakhla Airport (VIL)Dakhla, Western SaharaView Dakhla Airport on a map Set VIL as destination Airport Get more information about Dakhla Airport
1411,460.55 miles (18,443.92 km) WNWLa Gomera Airport (GMZ)Alajeró / San Sebastián, Canary Islands, SpainView La Gomera Airport on a map Set GMZ as destination Airport Get more information about La Gomera Airport
1511,455.06 miles (18,435.09 km) WNWLéopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR)Dakar, SenegalView Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport on a map Set DKR as destination Airport Get more information about Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport