New Adelaide flights for our airport
Sunshine Coast Airport is set to become the destination of choice for even more passengers with Jetstar to launch direct flights from Adelaide to the Sunshine Coast three times a week from September this year.
Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Cr Tim Dwyer said these new services, off the back of strong growth over the past 12 months, confirmed the Sunshine Coast as the fastest growing airport in the country*.
He said the Sunshine Coast was looking forward to welcoming more South Australian visitors to the region.
“This is a tremendous show of support for our region from Jetstar and we can’t wait to see more South Australians enjoying their holidays here and it also provides an opportunity for locals to sample the delights that South Australia has to offer,” Cr Dwyer said.
The services add an additional 56,000 seats between the Sunshine Coast and Adelaide each year.
Jetstar Airways Head of Commercial and Operations Improvement Carly Povey said direct Sunshine Coast services from Melbourne and Sydney were performing well and she was confident the new Adelaide-Sunshine Coast service would be similarly well supported.
“The Sunshine Coast is one of our most popular leisure destinations and we’re sure Adelaide holidaymakers, as well as Queensland tourism operators, will warmly welcome today’s announcement that a low fares airline option is now available on the route,” Ms Povey said.
Visit Sunshine Coast acting CEO Simon Latchford said Jetstar had been a strong partner of the Sunshine Coast and was confident the Adelaide route would prove to be a major success.