Maroochydore Airport will officially become Sunshine Coast Airport on June 3, marking the end of a 10 year process to officially change the name of the airport and its associated infrastructure.
“The airport has grown in the past 48 years from a small grass landing strip into the gateway airport to the Sunshine Coast, so it’s logical that the name reflects the region and destination it serves,” said the airport’s general manager Peter Pallot.
“Not only does the new name better describe the destination and harmonise with the changes in the Sunshine Coast region, it will remove the confusion often experienced by passengers travelling to the Sunshine Coast when they are destined for places on the coast other than Maroochydore,” he added.
Under the change, the ICAO designation for Sunshine Coast Airport will be YBSU and the control tower will now be called Sunshine Coast Tower.
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