Qantas has just revealed it will be adding a second direct service between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast to build on the growing demand for travel between the two destinations.

The new daily service which is set to launch in March 2019 has been timed to connect the Sunshine Coast with Qantas international departures in Sydney.

It is scheduled to leave Sydney at 10.05am, arrive Sunshine Coast Airport at 11.40am then depart the Sunshine Coast at 12.25pm arriving in Sydney at 2.10pm.

QF plane arrives at Sunshione Coast

The service will also add more choice to the popular early morning Sydney business service, while building on Sunshine Coast Airport’s record passenger growth.

Sunshine Coast Airport Acting CEO Frank Mondello said “the new service reflected the growing popularity of ‘flying Sunshine Coast’ for both domestic and international travel and adds another dimension to the expanding choices available for business, leisure or conference travelers”.

“It provides the convenience of flying from the Sunshine Coast Airport with access to just about anywhere in the world without having to battle the Bruce Highway.”

Sunshine Coast Airport Acting CEO Frank Mondello

“The Sunshine Coast is attracting record levels of infrastructure investment including the development of Sunshine Coast Hospital precinct, the Maroochydore city centre and now the new international submarine cable project,” he said.

The Qantas decision comes in advance of the new runway currently under construction at Sunshine Coast Airport and due to be opened in 2020.

“The new runway will be a game-changer for the region and will enable airlines to schedule direct services into Sunshine Coast Airport using larger aircraft from a far wider range of international and domestic ports,” Frank said.

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