Project Background

The Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project (Sunshine Coast Council) represents the ongoing development of an airport that has been operating and evolving for more than 50 years. As the region continues to grow, the airport must expand to meet the needs of the community and to continue to support the development of the region’s economy. 

The expansion project delivered a new 2450m x 45m runway compliant with regulatory standards, partial parallel taxiway, an expanded apron , new access roads and utilities. The new runway  became operational on 14 June 2020, with construction of the project due to be complete in December 2020. 

The project enables direct flights to more destinations across Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific, enhancing national and global connections. It will also generate jobs and economic growth, boost tourism, help export businesses and secure air access to the Sunshine Coast for generations to come. 

Read more about our new runway opening here.

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