Airservices is implementing standard arrival and departure routes at Mackay Airport to improve safety and the predictability at Mackay. These routes are expected to be used during periods of inclement weather and at night, during fine weather aircraft are expected to track as they do now.
When these routes are in use residents may notice a greater consistency of where aircraft are tracking, particularly during poor weather or at night. When aircraft are departing to the north, the areas of Mt Pleasant and Glenella are expected to notice this consistency.
More information can be found on our Fact Sheet.