Sunshine Coast Airport is No.1 for another month
Sunshine Coast Airport has continued its positive growth trend with six consecutive months of year on year growth in passenger numbers and a third consecutive month as the fastest growing major airport in Australia.
November statistics released today show 79,905 passengers utilised flight services at Sunshine Coast Airport during the month – a 10% increase on the previous 12 months and the sixth consecutive month of year on year growth.
Further confirming the trend, the Commonwealth Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) data for September showed Sunshine Coast Airport experienced a 13.8% jump in total passengers for September compared to the same period 12 months ago, again making it the fastest growing airport in the country.
The airport experienced a 13.2% rise in domestic and regional airline passenger numbers as well as a 32.4% increase in international travellers.
The other two airports rounding out the top three positions were Gold Coast Airport (8.1% total passenger growth) and Melbourne Airport (6.2% total passenger growth).
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the new figures.
“These figures reinforce the strong results the airport has received throughout 2015, including posting a record first quarter of the new financial year and a number of new monthly records,” Mayor Jamieson said.