The Sunshine Coast Airport is situated purposefully along the coast of Marcoola, Queensland. This small aviation operation provides exclusive access to nearby holiday destinations as well as domestic flights to popular Australian cities that include Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Seasonal international flights to Auckland are managed by Air New Zealand.
Sunshine Coast Airport services one terminal, two runways, and a package number of airlines including Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Air New Zealand. The main terminal traffic is divided between domestic and international travel during the popular holiday season. Locally based dining and retail options are abound providing coffee, healthy snacks, grinders, an Australian-centric surf shop, jewellery lounge, and a beverage bar to travellers.
Sunshine Coast Airport is the hub of rental car companies, a taxi service, and local shuttle bus services that run routes across the Sunshine Coast. The Sunbus is the public bus of the area and services stops at Sunshine Coast Airport.
Multiple renovations of Sunshine Coast Airport have been performed since its construction, most notably the runway upgrade of 1993 conducive to the maintenance of larger, more impressive aircraft. In 1997 the main terminal, called the Orloj, was reconstructed and the airport soon after was granted it’s official modern name.