Light Aircraft Transit
Lord Howe Island is an important transit and refueling point for light aircraft flying between Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand. Located 600 km (373 mi) to the west is the Australian mainland, and 900 km (559 mi) to the east is Norfolk Island Airport which is within range of New Zealand to the southeast and New Caledonia to the north. These distances are within the range of many light aircraft when fitted with long range tanks, while the direct distances are not. From New Caledonia, other Pacific Islands such as Vanuatu and Fiji are within range and can be used as further 'stepping stones' to the other South Pacific and North Pacific destinations.
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