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Sunshine Coast Airport reopens as weather improves

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Services at Sunshine Coast Airport have resumed following Tuesday morning's closure due to poor weather.

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Airport spokeswoman Jackie Schmidt said the airport reopened about 1pm.

"Conditions have improved and we have just had two services land," she said.

One of those was Virgin Australia flight VA479, which had earlier landed at Brisbane Airport. The other was a Jetstar flight from Sydney, which was not diverted.



Poor visibility due to low cloud and heavy rainfall closed Sunshine Coast Airport on Tuesday morning, with at least six flights diverted to Brisbane.

The flights diverted included Air New Zealand's NZ769 from Auckland, Jetstar JQ792 and Virgin Australia VA1507 from Melbourne and Virgin Australia VA479, Qantas QF1578 and Jetstar JQ784 from Sydney.

All outbound services have also been grounded.

Sunshine Coast Airport spokeswoman Jackie Schmidt said conditions on the ground in Marcoola had stopped all services at the airport on Tuesday morning, but she was optimistic it would reopen in the afternoon.

"We're certainly weather affected and there is low visibility and low cloud at the moment," she said.

"And we've certainly had a lot of rain."

Ms Schmidt said passengers on the Air New Zealand flight and the Jetstar Melbourne service would be bussed to the Sunshine Coast, with passengers due to board the departing flights to be taken to Brisbane Airport by coach.

She said arrangements for other affected passengers were still being determined.

"There's a possibility the Virgin and Jetstar from Sydney will wait in Brisbane and then bring their services back up when the weather lifts later," Ms Schmidt said.

"That's to be confirmed and I haven't had any confirmation yet on the Qantas flight."

An Airservices Australia spokeswoman said there were no reports of other flights being affected by weather in Queensland.

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