The Sunshine Coast, being a renowned holiday destination, experiences a huge number of passengers all throughout the year. The Sunshine Coast Airport (formerly Maroochydore Airport) is, therefore, a popular domestic airport which serves as the gateway to northern parts of Queensland including Noosa, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra.
Sunshine Coast Airport, Parking, Transfers & Car Hire, Qld
The airport has one terminal and is one storey high. Therefore, there are no aerobridges and passengers must walk onto the tarmac to reach their aircraft. There are a few food outlets within the terminal for passengers as well as a general store which sells drinks, books, magazines and other travel items.
Airlines that use this airport include Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand. Each of the three airlines operating has dedicated check-in desks and gates and provide flights to and from Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland each day. There are two baggage carousels and TV monitors with arrival and departure information. The departure lounge is fairly large, with seating available for about 300 people.
The airport is operated by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and has a number of public transport services, including on-site car parking, car rental facilities, a taxi rank, shuttle bus services and hire-car desks.