Fast Facts – Airport

Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola

Proposed Expansion – Expected to be completed by Christmas 2020

  •  At 2,450 m long x 45 m wide the new runway will be one third longer than the existing runway and aligned to the north-west/south-east
  • The inclusion of a half-length parallel taxiway
  • The expansion of the apron at the existing terminal will increase capacity from four up to eight aircraft on deck
  • $4.1 billion contribution to Gross Regional Product (2020 – 2040)
  • Potential to reach new destinations in Australia and abroad
  • 63 hectares of land will be rehabilitated to offset ecological impacts
  • 2,230 new full-time direct and indirect jobs by 2040
  • 3,500 fewer dwellings affected by noise in 2020
  • Potential to attract up to 2 million passengers to the Sunshine Coast annually
  • Sunshine Coast Airport will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2021.