COVID-19: How we're responding
Notice to travellers
Update: 7 April 2020
The Airport remains open, however, there are significant disruptions to airline services as follows:
- Virgin Australia has temporarily suspended its services between Port Macquarie and Sydney from 28 March to 14 June 2020;
- Alliance Airlines has temporarily suspended its services between Port Macquarie and Brisbane from 31 March to 14 June 2020;
- Qantas will temporarily suspend its services between Port Macquarie and Sydney from 10 April to 31 May 2020.
The passenger terminal building will be closed following the last scheduled flight on Thursday, 9 April 2020.
Otherwise, the Airport will remain open for other aircraft operations, including general aviation services and aeromedical transfers.
For further information relating to COVID-19, please contact the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au. You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for advice. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
Update: 23 March 2020
The Biggles Flight Lounge café and bar at Port Macquarie Airport is now closed in accordance with Government requirements.
Only passengers holding boarding passes should pass through security screening into the departure lounge to assist with social distancing guidelines.
Update: 19 March 2020
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is taking measured precautions to ensure we keep our staff and our community safe, and are closely following the advice provided by the Federal and State health authorities. At the Airport, in collaboration with airlines, security and service providers, we are focused on the wellbeing of our customers and staff and on maintaining our service levels during this difficult period. We have implemented updated procedures, including increased cleaning, and are monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 daily.
We encourage passengers to check with their Airline for up to date flight information and recommend staying informed on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), via the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au. You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for advice. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
Please note that any passengers arriving from International ports must self-quarantine for 14 days. Please refer to www.health.gov.au.
Travel restrictions do not extend to domestic travel. However if you are unwell, airlines must refuse to let you fly.