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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Flashback: Sunshine Express Airlines

Sunshine Express Airlines commenced operations on 25th October 1998 and was owned by Aeromil Pacific. Although based on the Sunshine Coast, the majority of its services were from/to Brisbane. A number of aircraft were used which included the Shorts 360, Metro III, Metro 23 and Embraer 110. Sunshine Express was also a Qantas partner airline.

Sunshine Express route map

Sunshine Express ceased all scheduled flights from 1 October 2006 to focus on charter operations. Sunshine Express Airlines was the last operator of the Shorts 360 to Brisbane.

Shorts 360 VH-SEO msn SH3728 at BNE unloading passengers.

Shorts 360 VH-SEG msn SH3760 in full Sunshine Express livery


Metro 23 VH-KDJ was aquired from Regional Express Airlines

Metro III VH-SEZ parked outside company headquarters at Sunshine Coast Airport.

Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante VH-SJP parked at Brisbane