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RDA Sunshine Coast backs current Airport Expansion Project

Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast (RDASC) is strongly backing the current Sunshine Coast Airport (SCA) Expansion Project due for completion by the end of 2020. The SCA project will deliver a new 2450m X 45m runway – already under construction – and will enable direct flights to more destinations across Australia, Asia and the Western […]

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Sunshine Coast Airport welcomes second direct daily Qantas service from Sydney

The Sunshine Coast Airport continues its stellar run in 2018, after Qantas has announced a second direct service between Sydney and the Coast. The new daily Qantas service is aimed at meeting growing passenger demand. It is expected to begin in March 2019 and has been timed to connect the Sunshine Coast to the extensive […]

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Sunshine Coast Airport fastest-growing airfield in Australia

The Sunshine Coast Airport has again been named as Australia’s fastest-growing airfield by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE). In the BITRE report for September 2018, Sunshine Coast Airport recorded a 7.2 per cent increase in passenger movements compared to September 2017. For the year ending September 2018, the airport recorded 12.3 […]

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New airport store backs Coast businesses

Huge congrats to the new Sunshine Coast 153º East concept shop which had its grand opening at Sunshine Coast Airport yesterday. Sunshine Coast Airport General Manager Aviation and Commerical Steve Prasser was on hand to cut the red ribbon alongside an enthusiastic crowd, which included RDA Sunshine Coast Research and Grants Coordinator Sarah Wetton. Sunshine […]

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New runway development would ensure major carriers continued to fly into the region

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast committee has supported the proposed new runway development at Sunshine Coast Airport, saying the project is essential if the region wants Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand continue to land jet planes here. “The current runway, which is only 1800m long and 30m wide, operates under special dispensation […]

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Proposed new runway provides significant investment opportunity

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast committee has endorsed the proposed new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport, saying the project will provide long-term economic benefits for the region. “A new longer and wider runway will ensure we don’t lose aeroplane access in the future,” RDA Sunshine Coast Chair Prof Max Standage said. “The current […]

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Region’s Long-Distance Commuters impact on infrastructure needs (KPMG Report)

Almost a third of the Sunshine Coast region’s workers commute to other parts of the State than those who travel to Brisbane to work, according to a research report released today by KPMG Demographics. The report shows that Brisbane and the Bowen Basin were the top two major destinations for Long Distance Commuters (LDC), while […]