Sunshine Coast Airport has hit the one million passenger mark – the first time this has been achieved in a 12-month period, highlighting an incredible period of growth and development for the region’s air traffic gateway.
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the achievement, saying it further highlighted the strong progress the airport had recently made.
“In the last 18 months, the airport has broken passenger growth record after record,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“We have consistently been the country’s fastest growing airport since the middle of last year.
“We have seen the return of Qantas to the Sunshine Coast, investment in capacity by Jetstar and Virgin Australia on Sydney and Melbourne routes, the continued growth in popularity of Air New Zealand services to Auckland, and the welcoming of Jetstar flights to Adelaide.”
Sunshine Coast Airport has released a short Sunshine Coast celebration video recognising the strong partnership between the success of the airport and the region.