Festival participants who would prefer to come in by air have the option of coming in via the Proserpine Airport (aka Whitsunday Coast Airport). Popular airlines flying the route include Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia.
Jetstar, Virgin and Tigerair service the airport with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne to Whitsunday Coast Airport / Proserpine and Tiger airways provides direct flights to and from Sydney. The Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine is located 12 km south of Proserpine town and return. See airline websites for details and times of flights.
Located on Hamilton Island, the airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas Link with daily flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and connection points beyond. See airline websites for details and times of flights.
Key highlights of the Whitsunday Coast Airport Proserpine (PPP)
- Located just 30 minutes from Airlie Beach and 12 kilometres south of Proserpine, the Whitsunday Coast Airport offers direct flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
- Two commercial airlines: Virgin Australia and Jetstar can be booked through airline websites and/or accredited travel agents
- Facilities are available for Private Charter Flights and light aircraft. Pilot information for Whitsunday Coast Airport please call the Reporting Officer number on 0417 762 235.
- The airport allows access to free WIFI to all visitors and one can stay updated with Airport news the Whitsunday Coast Airport social media pages
- There are Coach transfers available to/from Whitsunday Coast Airport connecting with all island transfer ferries.
- Buses and taxis are available at Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Airport to bring you into Airlie Beach, Proserpine or Bowen upon arrival.
Key information of the Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI)
- Located on Hamilton Island, the airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas Link with daily flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and connection points beyond.
- Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries from Hamilton Island to transfer passengers to Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast and other island resorts.
- View flight information for Great Barrier Reef Airport https://www.hamiltonisland.com.au/getting-here/airport.