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First-ever direct Sunshine Coast – Canberra service launches, operated by Alliance

There were sunny skies and big smiles today for the launch of the first-ever commercial flight between the Sunshine Coast and Canberra, operated by Alliance Airways.

Sunshine Coast Airport invited Surf Life Saving Queensland to help give a warm send-off for the service which will provide an important link with the national capital and support key local industries.

The twice-weekly Fokker 100 service travels between Canberra and the Sunshine Coast before continuing onwards to Cairns. Swissport teams provide ground services in all three locations.

In 2019, Swissport International AG provided best-in-class airport ground services for some 265 million airline passengers and handled roughly 4.6 million tons of air freight in 115 cargo warehouses worldwide. Several of its warehouses have been certified for pharmaceutical logistics by IATA’s CEIV. The world’s leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, with 64,000 employees, achieved consolidated operating revenue of 2.99 billion euros in 2018. At the end of December 2019, Swissport was active at 300 airports in 47 countries on six continents.


Communications – Asia Pacific | Michelle Priebe | +61 435 196 938 |

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