Whitsunday Coast

Proserpine Airport (IATA: PPP, ICAO: YBPN) (also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport) is located 14 kilometres south of Proserpine in Queensland, Australia. The airport is the main gateway for travelers to and from the Whitsunday Islands with Jetstar Airways and Virgin Australia operating flights to Brisbane. In the year ending 30 June 2014, the airport handled 282,000 passengers.

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Proserpine (/ˈprɒsərpaɪn/, locally [ˈpɹɔsəpɑen]) is a town in Whitsunday Region in the state of Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the Bruce Highway. It was founded in the 1890s. In the 2011 census, Proserpine had a population of 3,390. Proserpine is an anchor for the Whitsundays region, providing some key infrastructure, including the rail station, the mainland airport for scheduled jet services, two high schools, the hospital and other vital services. It lies around 26 kilometres (16 mi) inland from Airlie Beach on the Bruce Highway, and it has grown since its foundation in the 19th century due to the success of its sugar and cattle industries. The demonym of Proserpine is Proserpinian. The town is located along the banks of the Proserpine River and is surrounded by vast flat areas of land primarily used for cane farming. It prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and in 2007 it won the Tourism Queensland Friendliest town award. Proserpine is experiencing a resurgence in economic growth fueled by its Airport gaining International services in 2016, its affordability and a renewed appreciation of its short distance to the traditional tourist areas of the region whilst having many important medical, educational and transportation facilities that are desired by the people of today that are unavailable in those tourist areas.

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