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Cheap flights to Mackay from $2,428

This is the cheapest return flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 31/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
BOS — MKY
21 Apr — 28 Apr1
1 adult
So 21/4
So 28/4

Flights to Mackay in 2024

Find the latest flights to Mackay in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 603,200 searches and data was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Average price

$521

Return from

$429

One-way from

$198
High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
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Average for return flights in April 2024
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Mackay
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Mackay (MKY)

Mackay 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Mackay in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 603,200 searches and data were last updated on 16 April 2024.
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Do 31/1012:02ORD - MKY
2 stops37h 33mQantas Airways
Mo 4/1106:00MKY - ORD
2 stops31h 13mQantas Airways
Deal found 15/4$2,428
Do 14/1123:20SFO - MKY
1 stop22h 05mUnited Airlines
Mo 18/1108:25MKY - SFO
1 stop16h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 14/4$2,573
Do 14/1123:05SFO - MKY
2 stops43h 10mUnited Airlines
Mo 18/1108:25MKY - SFO
1 stop16h 15mUnited Airlines
Deal found 14/4$2,590
Do 14/1123:05SFO - MKY
2 stops43h 10mUnited Airlines
Mo 18/1108:25MKY - SFO
2 stops42h 05mUnited Airlines
Deal found 14/4$2,608
Mi 30/1006:30SJC - MKY
2 stops45h 30mQantas Airways
So 3/1120:45MKY - SJC
2 stops54h 54mQantas Airways
Deal found 15/4$4,783
Do 14/1112:30STS - MKY
2 stops37h 40mQantas Airways
Mo 18/1120:45MKY - STS
2 stops56h 51mQantas Airways
Deal found 14/4$5,565

Average price of flights to Mackay by month

Plan your trip to Mackay by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Mackay is currently $0 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, July is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Mackay (average of $153). Flying to Mackay in September will prove the most costly (average of $245). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$271

February

$352

March

$299

April

$379

May

$341

June

$360

July

$239

August

$273

September

$382

October

$288

November

$352

December

$352

Peak season

When the temperatures start dipping in the southern states, check out cheap flights to Mackay, a coastal town situated between Brisbane and Cairns in north Queensland. Blessed with warm weather year round, the region has over 30 pristine sandy beaches and is surrounded by subtropical rainforest. Adventurers search for flights to Mackay for the array of outdoor activities on offer such as reef swimming, fishing charters, guided eco tours and flying fox rides. High season in Mackay runs from December to the end of January, and peaking again around Easter. booking a flight to Mackay makes an ideal base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef islands and whale-watching is possible from July to November with charters and tours to view the annual migration up the east coast of Australia. The town of Mackay offers art deco buildings, palm-lined streets and quirky restaurants and cafes, and can easily accommodate those wanting relaxing weekend break or longer getaway.

Off Season

The low season, which is also the best time to book cheap flights to Mackay, follows Easter (March or April) and runs until mid-September. Winter is becoming a popular time to visit Mackay as it is warm and sunny with temperatures hovering between 21C and 25C.

Temperature and rainfall in Mackay by month

Plan your trip to Mackay by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MKY

Temperature

16 - 26 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Mackay, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 26.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 16.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Mackay?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Mackay. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

Mid-January to Easter is shoulder season in Mackay and is also the best time to book flights if you want to avoid the majority of the crowds but still catch events. Choose your holiday dates between February and May if you want to get the cheapest flights to Mackay. For the driest months go for August and September.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to Mackay?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Mackay. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Mackay should consider flying on Wednesday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Thursday at midday, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Mackay

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Mackay. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Mackay. Reviews last updated 16 April 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia to Mackay. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.

Comfort

7.6

Food

6.8

Overall

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Crew

8.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

7.8
Good
691 reviews

Comfort

7.6

Food

6.8

Overall

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Crew

8.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

7.7
Good
1,019 reviews

Comfort

7.6

Food

6.8

Overall

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Crew

8.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

6.9
Okay
687 reviews

Comfort

7.6

Food

6.8

Overall

7.8

Boarding

8.0

Crew

8.4

Entertainment

6.8

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

Related info for your journey

  • How long is the flight to Mackay?

    Flights from Sydney to Mackay – 2 hrs 20 mins Flights from Melbourne to Mackay – 4 hrs 17 mins Flights from Adelaide to Mackay – 1 hrs 30 mins Flights from Perth to Mackay – 7 hrs 35 mins

  • Which airlines operate flights to Mackay?

    Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar are the three domestic airlines that operate direct flights to Mackay. Towns serviced by these airlines are: Sydney, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville. If flying from other Australian destinations flights to Mackay connect via Sydney or Brisbane.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    Mackay Airport (MKY) is situated approximately 6 km south of the town, and it takes around 10 minutes to reach the centre. Taxis and buses are available and there are several car-rental companies at Mackay Airport.

  • What is good to know if travelling to Mackay?

    • Mackay is renowned for having some of the best beaches on the east coast. Discover more hidden spots where you can take a dip around Australia. • Queensland offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country, check out some of these things to do as you travel around the Sunshine State.

  • What does MKY mean?

    Mackay Airport is MKY. This code is created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use IATA codes to identify the departing or arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Mackay?

    For a flight to Mackay, you will be flying into Mackay. Mackay (MKY) is just 3.3 km from the centre of the city.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Mackay if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Mackay on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Mackay?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Bonza is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Mackay.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Mackay?

    Mackay Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Mackay. One-way flights to Mackay Airport typically cost $87, while return flights cost around $161.

  • How much is a return flight to Mackay?

    A return flight to Mackay will typically cost around $159, however they can be found for as little as $103.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Mackay depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Mackay, Brisbane offers the quickest one-way flight (1 hour 35 minutes).

  • Does Mackay Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Mackay Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Mackay Airport?

    Yes. Mackay Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Ibis Mackay is the closest property to Mackay Airport (0.0 km away from Mackay Airport).

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