Sunshine Coast Airport officially Australia’s newest international airport
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester announced the designation this morning, marking another significant achievement for the airport in what has been an outstanding year.
The designation means the annual approvals for Trans-Tasman services between Auckland and Sunshine Coast Airport are no longer needed and border agency resourcing for these flights are assured.
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the announcement, saying it was an important alignment of plans for the development of the airport, and a win for international visitation to the region.
“Having Sunshine Coast Airport formally designated as Australia’s newest international airport further recognises the importance of giving international tourists direct access into regional Australia,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“This is great news for our region and completes the next step in our transition towards delivering a wider array of destinations in the future.