Friday, March 17, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Did You Know?

The Council owned Whitsunday Coast Airport services five different airlines which offer direct flights to seven destinations across the country: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Newcastle, with our brilliant airport team currently negotiating for a further three new routes.

As a gateway to the Whitsundays, the airport is set to hit a new record with 550,000 passengers expected travel to the region from all over the world this year. Pre-Covid, Whitsunday Regional Airport welcomed on average 32 flights per week, we now receive up to 65 flights per week during our peak periods!

The Whitsunday Coast Airport not only transports excited holiday makers, it will soon be home to a freight distribution centre which will deliver perishable and non-perishable items to each of its serviced destinations. This is a win, win situation for the region, allowing our agricultural sector to easily export their produce whilst also facilitating the importation of essential goods to the region.

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