Record-breaking year for Sunshine Coast Airport
Sunshine Coast Airport has finished an incredible year of achievements on a high, once again breaking passenger number records and topping national growth charts.
The 12 months from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016 saw 964,362 passengers use Sunshine Coast Airport – a 13% increase year on year and the highest recorded passenger numbers for a 12-month period.
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the news, saying it highlighted the strong progress the airport had made throughout the financial year.
“We continue to see month after month of strong figures, and a sequence of records from our airport, which is outstanding news for our local economy,” Mayor Jamieson said
“July was the 13th month of consecutive year-on-year growth, clearly demonstrating the increased desire by locals and visitors to use the flight services available at our facility.
“We are continuing to improve our airport for our customers and to meet the increased demand we have recently completed an enhancement of the passenger security screening area, adding a second lane to be utilised during peak periods.”