Sunshine Coast Airport signs three way tourism partnership leveraging development of new runway

    Sunshine Coast Airport, Tourism Noosa and Visit Sunshine Coast signed (24-Oct-2017) the Sunshine Coast Aviation Partnership, a three year agreement to leverage development of an upgraded international airport. Details include:

    • Agreement follows Sunshine Coast Council’s approval for a new 2450m runway and upgrades to existing terminal and apron facilities scheduled for completion in 2020;
    • New marketing plan to drive tourism growth in the region;
    • AUD400,000 (USD310,000) in marketing funds p/a to grow business from the key interstate markets of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, along with New Zealand;
    • Targeting routes identified as having potential to generate sustained growth and regional dispersal.

    Sunshine Coast Airport GM Peter Pallot commented: “The expansion of Sunshine Coast Airport will remove the constraints of our existing runway, support growth in our existing markets and provide the opportunity to grow new interstate and international markets”. [more – original PR]