Sunshine Coast Airport
is an Australian airport serving Sunshine Coast, Queensland
. It is the gateway to holiday destinations such as Noosa
. There are direct daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne, with frequent connecting flights to both domestic and international ports.
The Sunshine Coast Airport is situated at Marcoola
10 km north of Maroochydore, and is owned, operated, managed and developed by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council
, which assumed the powers of the former Shire of Maroochy
. It is the principal airport for the Sunshine Coast and is the only airport in the region capable of servicing jet aircraft operations.
The Airport supports a number of regular public transport services (with Boeing 737–800 and Airbus A320 aircraft) and a variety of general aviation activities. These activities are in keeping with the increasing demands of tourism, passenger traffic, general aviation and commercial development opportunities and flight training (Aero Dynamic Flight Academy) .
The airport handles aircraft movements of around 70,000 per annum, has a capacity of 850,000 passenger movements per annum and a projected revenue for 2004/05 of A$
8.8 million. . In 2009, the airport handled 916 845 passengers making it the 15th busiest airport in Australia.
On 3 June 2010, the airport changed its name from 'Maroochydore-Sunshine Coast Airport' to Sunshine Coast Airport and changed its ICAO
from YBMC to YBSU at a considerable... Read More