Extra summer flights for Sunshine Coast

IN A welcome boost to our summer tourist season, more passengers will be able to fly in and out of Sunshine Coast Airport from November 2016 to March 2017.

The airport's domestic airline partners have added more than 65,000 extra seats to their Coast services for the upcoming summer period.

The additions include 24,200 more seats to and from Sydney and 16,920 on the Melbourne-Sunshine Coast route, as well as the 23,400 seats on the new Adelaide service provided by Jetstar.

Sunshine Coast mayor Mark Jamieson said the additional capacity over the summer season was another great show of confidence and support from the airlines in the Sunshine Coast and our airport.

"Travellers to and from the Sunshine Coast are going to love having access to even more services over summer," Cr Jamieson said.

"As well as bringing more visitors to our region in what is a very popular time for holidaymakers, it also gives our residents more options to travel south and see friends and family without having to travel to Brisbane."

Airport general manager Peter Pallot said: "Our airline partners are continuing to recognise the growing demand in the region and are responding with more seats making it even easier to 'Fly Local'.

"Our growth figures continue to lead the country and that increased demand is being met by the airlines with increased capacity.

"With more seats to more destinations, there has never been a better time to use your local airport."

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