Built in 1974 by the Australian Army Corp of Engineers the Lord Howe Island Airport heralded the end of the regular flying boat service to/from Rose Bay in Sydney.
The Lord Howe Island Board owns and operates the Lord Howe Island Airport which provides a range of aviation facilities for the benefit of the community, leisure and professional sectors. The Airport is a key service for the Island community by providing passenger and limited freight services on a daily basis.
Lord Howe Island Airport is a Licenced Security Controlled Airport in accordance with Civil Aviation Regulations and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). As a result, a high degree of safety requirements and regulatory controls are in place.
Operationally the runway is 846m in length with a bitumen sealed surface. Solar powered runway, taxiway and terrain lighting is available and activated on request for emergencies only. The Airport also provides an Automatic Weather Information Service (AWIS) and Aerodrome Frequency Response Unit (AFRU) 'Beep Back' (frequency identifying Lord Howe Island Airport).
Qantaslink Airlines provide daily services to/from Sydney and twice weekly service to/from Brisbane and Port Macquarie.
Common aircraft in use include light single, helicopters and large twin engine, fueling facilities are available for aviation gas and AVTUR.
Aircraft operators should refer to the Fees and Charges area of this website for current costs associated with Airport use.