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30 July, 2020

Australia's Sunshine Coast gets new air service to Cairns

Early this month, the small Sunshine Coast Airport celebrated the launch of a new direct flight to Cairns from Alliance Airlines.

The new service operates three times a week and is designed to provide a key connection between two of Queensland’s most highly valued and popular tourist locations as well as facilitating easier connections for locals and be a boost for local businesses. Alliance will be operating Fokker 100s on the route.

Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Andrew Brodie welcomed the route:  “It’s a route that’s been long anticipated by local people and the strong passenger loads for the first flight certainly confirmed that.  - This service will also spare locals from making the long drive south to Brisbane to fly north, and will allow us to test the appetite for other regional routes on their wish list.

It’s anticipated this service will facilitate around 40,000 passengers every year and inject $2.8 million of tourism spend into our region, undoubtedly some welcome relief for local operators.” Mr Brodie added.