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About the airport

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 daily passenger and limited freight services.

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.

Lord Howe Island Airport is a Certified Security Controlled Airport in accordance with Civil Aviation Regulations and Aviation Transport Security Regulations. As a result, a high degree of safety and security requirements and regulatory controls are in place.

Visiting aircraft

All aircraft are required to apply to the Lord Howe Island Board for entry to Lord Howe Island and complete all applicable biosecurity requirements.

Information for visiting aircraft

Chelsea Scott Photo - Infrastructure - Airport