Sunshine Coast Airport retains ‘fastest growing’ status

Sunshine Coast Airport retains ‘fastest growing’ status

Sunshine Coast Airport has been named as the fastest growing major airport in Australia for the second consecutive month, with a passenger increase percentage more than three times its closest challenger.

The Commonwealth Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) data for August released yesterday showed Sunshine Coast Airport experienced a 14.5% rise in domestic and regional airline passenger numbers as well as a 24.6% increase in international travellers.

Overall, the Sunshine Coast experienced a 14.9% jump in total passengers in August compared to the same period 12 months ago.

The other two airports rounding out the top three positions were Cairns Airport (4.7% growth) and Melbourne Airport (3.7% growth).

In the same month, the Sunshine Coast to Melbourne route was the fastest growing city pair in the country, recording a massive 26.5% year-on-year growth for passengers and the highest load factor of all city pairs at 89%.

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