With Christmas fast approaching and the Queensland border fully open from December 17, Whitsunday
Coast Airport (WCA) is gearing up for a record shattering period with up to 70 weekly flights scheduled over
the holiday season.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said there was perfect synergy with the Whitsundays
becoming Australia’s most popular domestic tourism destination and Whitsunday Coast Airport now
recognised as one of the country’s fastest growing regional airports.
“Connectivity is key to making it easy for visitors to enjoy the Whitsundays and weekly flight numbers are
soaring with up to 50 flights weekly from next month and 70 weekly flights in January.
“As an example of the increased flights, on January 3 our airport will have flights arrive and depart from
Brisbane (6 daily flights), Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and Rockhampton.
“Increased flights put more bums on seats and bodies in beds to support our Whitsunday region tourism
and business stakeholders who have endured some difficult times in recent years,” Mayor Willcox said.
“We are fortunate that our Whitsunday region businesses and residents have championed the airport to
friends and relatives so the community support is another contributing factor to WCA’s booming growth.
As Australia and the world starts to reopen, we are positioning the Whitsundays as the best place in the
world to visit and increasing flights and adding new routes is a priority for our amazing airport team.
“Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the airport goal was 500,000 passengers annually.
“This has now been revised to a target of 750,000 annual passengers if the world opens up as expected in
Source: Whitsunday Regional Council