Severe weather closes Sunshine Coast Airport
  • Sunday 27 January 2013

With severe weather predicted to affect the Sunshine Coast for the next 24 hours, the Sunshine Coast Airport is closed and all flights have been cancelled for today.

General Manager Peter Pallot said with the weather system predicting winds reaching speeds of more than 125 km/h, the possibility of tornadoes - plus up to 300mm of rain expected the airport and airlines have consulted and all flights have been cancelled for today. -

“The main issue to the operation of the airport and continued services is the strong cross winds being experienced at the airport associated with the severe weather affecting south east Queensland,” Peter Pallot said.

“We apologise for any inconvenience to people’s travel plans but safety for all is critically important,” he said.

“We will give another update after 8:00pm tonight when we know more about the weather conditions into tomorrow.

All passengers are asked to directly contact the airlines for further cancellation details:

Media enquiries:

Peter Pallot, General Manager Sunshine Coast Airport, 0419 021 695.