Sunshine Coast Airport going from strength to strength
Sunshine Coast Airport has recorded more than 250,000 passengers travelling through the airport in the first three months of the financial year – a 12% increase on the previous quarter and the highest September quarter traffic on record.
Combined with an 11% year on year capacity increase and 84% average load, the strong demand for direct services to and from the airport is clear to be seen.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the results were evidence of the growing confidence in the region.
“The strong economic performance of the Sunshine Coast is now clearly visible and the growing popularity of our airport shows great faith and confidence in our region,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The ongoing investment by airlines in servicing our airport is terrific news and not only supports all the great work happening in our tourism sector but also provides greater convenience for our local residents.”
Sunshine Coast Airport general manager Peter Pallot said: “We started with a stellar July, continued with a very strong August and topped the quarter off with an amazing September.”