Scheduled Services/Convenient Connections
QantasLink offers year-round scheduled services to Lord Howe Island. Flight time is under two hours, with flights departing from Sydney on most days, and from Brisbane on weekends.
A seasonal weekly service to the Island is also available from Port Macquarie to Lord Howe Island from February to June, and September to December.
There are connecting services with Qantas from all Australian capital cities and with QantasLink from many regional centres.
Great Aircraft/Great Customer Service
QantasLink will fly you to Lord Howe Island on a modern, wide-bodied, pressurised Dash-8 Turbo Prop aircraft. Complimentary in-flight refreshments are provided by your flight attendant on all services.
Fares and Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
QantasLink offers a wide range of fares to Lord Howe Island. Flight reward points can be earned if you have Qantas or One World Frequent Flyer membership. Qantas Frequent flyer redemption seats are offered on select flights.
Each passenger travelling to Lord Howe Island is permitted 14kg per person of checked baggage and 7kg of carry-on baggage. This is due to strict weight restrictions placed on the aircraft travelling to the Island. The 14kg baggage restriction also applies to all passengers, including passengers connecting from International flights. QantasLink cannot guarantee that excess baggage will arrive to the Island on the same day of travel but will do all possible to get the excess baggage to the island on the next available flight.
Importance of Confirming Accommodation Prior to Purchase of Airfares
The tourist bed limit on Lord Howe is capped at 400, so it is strongly recommended that accommodation on the Island is confirmed prior to purchasing airfares – as many fares have special conditions relating to flight changes and may be non-refundable.
Authorised travel wholesalers
In order to assist and protect travellers, QantasLink has appointed authorised travel wholesalers who have many years experience packaging holidays to Lord Howe.
The typical holiday package combines airfare, accommodation and airport transfers and can include meals if desired. Authorised wholesalers are well prepared to handle bookings from any state in Australia or overseas, and will solve the problem of integrating airfare with available accommodation.
If you have a preferred local travel agent, the wholesaler will also work with your own travel agent to arrange all details of your Lord Howe itinerary.
Travel insurance on a Lord Howe trip is strongly recommended, and is also available via the wholesale travel agent or your own local travel agent.
Lord Howe Island
QantasLink staff on Lord Howe are ready to assist.
QantasLink have Managing Agents at Lord Howe Island. Staff are at the airport to meet all visitors on inbound flights and to check-in departing passengers. The staff are pleased to assist with any of the following:
- Bookings for business travel to Lord Howe Island.
- Assistance with group travel, conventions or local itineraries for groups.
- Or if you are an individual or travel agent needing local information about air services or the island generally, don’t hesitate to contact the QantasLink staff.
For further information on discount group fares and assistance with special Island events such as conventions, weddings and nature tours, contact us here.