6 April 2020
Sunshine Coast Council has instructed the brand new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport is now because of open on 14 June 2020, topic to climate and the affects of COVID-19.
This type of disruptions to this system would possibly imply the June 14 date may not be met and programming should be reviewed.
Sunshine Coast Airport’s Head of Company Members of the family, Ayllie White stated the present Runway 18/36, and current flight paths, would stay energetic and in use till the brand new runway is operational.
“Whilst jet flights operated by way of QantasLink, Jetstar, Virgin and Air New Zealand were suspended into the Sunshine Coast till a minimum of mid-June because of shuttle restrictions related to COVID-19, the airport facilitates numerous constitution and basic aviation flights,” Ms White stated.
Ms White stated Sunshine Coast Airport had a very important function to play in serving to the area rebuild, supporting the tourism trade and developing alternatives for agriculture and development.
“We all know our new runway will place us smartly into the longer term and supply new alternatives to native companies and our neighborhood who, with us, are running arduous to climate the COVID-19 hurricane,” she stated.
“We even have long run plans for funding on the Airport together with our terminal redevelopment, Gateway Precinct and a freight and logistics hub proposed to be advanced over the following 5 to seven years.
“Because the Sunshine Coast rebuilds, so can we – we’ll develop incrementally to assist deal with the comfortable really feel of the area everyone knows and love.”