Sunshine Coast Airport in Maroochydore, Australia
Sunshine Coast Airport is located in Australia and serves Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The area features beautiful sandy beaches, and an outstanding number of 300 days of sunshine each year. The airport is considered the gateway to ideal vacation destinations such as Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and Noosa. The airport was formerly named the Maroochydore Airport and changed its name in June of 2010. Flights connect both International and domestic travellers to a number of destinations.
The Sunshine Coast Regional Council manages, operates, owns and developed the airport. The airport is located on Friendship Avenue, just 10 minutes from Coolum and just hours from Brisbane, Australia’s capital.
Sunshine Coast Airport’s three main carriers are Tiger Airways, Virgin Blue and Jetstar. The airport serves one million passengers annually. The airport features one, single story terminal that is modern and high quality for a regional airport. The airport features two runways.
The airport features a number of services and amenities which include ATM machines, a mailbox, baggage trolleys, Internet facilities and wireless access, passenger assistance, special needs facilities, public telephone, a visitor information centre, and a lost and found.
Passengers are also can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a beverage or the latest news through the airport food and beverage and news services and establishments which are located within the terminal and available to all passengers. The airport features a kiosk, and shops that include shops like The Gift Hangar. Within the terminal there is also plenty of tourist information available to passengers. The airport features large waiting lounges that offer passengers a comfortable area while waiting for their plane.
The most popular accommodation options close to the airport include the Pacific Paradise Resort, Sand Dunes Resort and Marcoola Beach Resort.
Airport Parking and Transfers
Sunshine Coast Airport car parking includes short term parking as well as long term parking and valet parking. The airport features undercover parking that is patrolled.
The airport features a number of options to and from the airport which includes the Suncoast Cabs taxi service, SunAir airport shuttle service, which provides transfer to Sunshine Coast south suburbs residences and hotels and Henrys Airport Shuttle service which transfers to northern suburbs of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa. The airport features all the major rental car companies that offer travellers the availability to rent cars. Rental car companies such as Budget also offer 4 wheel drive rentals which are a great vehicle to explore the beaches and beautiful terrain of the Sunshine Coast. Train stations can be reached by taking transportation from the airport to the stations.