Aviation & Facilities
Gold Coast Airport’s runway was extended in March 2007.
The runway now enables all aircraft types (except for the Airbus A380) to land and take off to international destinations. In particular the B787, B767, B777, A330 and A340 aircraft types.
Gold Coast Airport is the closest airport to the Gold Coast destination and is Australia’s first dedicated low cost international airport. The airport offers a resort style terminal facility with cost saving operational efficiencies and has a focus on partnering with airlines to grow profitable, long term business.
Gold Coast Airport welcomes enquiries from airlines and aviation operators and offers incentives for charter or scheduled carriers in the form of terminal charge incentives, business development support and in-kind and cash marketing support. For more information contact us via email
Gold Coast Airport’s Aviation operations are comprised of the following:
Gold Coast Airport is located in a unique position with the Queensland and New South Wales state border cutting straight through its runway. The airport is three kilometres northwest of the border towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads and is less than 1 kilometre away from the South Pacific Ocean.
Gold Coast Airport currently services the coastal region extending from Beenleigh in the north to Ballina in the south.
The aerodrome primarily serves the Gold Coast/Tweed tourism industry with leisure-based travel accounting for an estimated 75% of all regular public transport (RPT) traffic.
The main runway (14/32) aligned at 139 degrees (M) is 2492 x 45 metres and lies within a 2552 x 150 metre runway strip. The intersecting secondary runway (17/35) is 582 x 18 metres in a 672 x 90 metre runway strip and is aligned at 173 degrees (M). Take off and approach surfaces to the southeast on the main runway meet desirable gradients but obstructions to the northwest limit the take off run available in that direction and a curved path may be used. Approaches to the secondary runway are satisfactory.
The following information provides the Supplementary Take –Off Distances for Runway 14/32:
A taxiway Kilo intersection departure is also available for runway 32, with the following Supplementary Take-Off distances:
A high strength parallel taxiway provides access to the main runway over some 2000 metres of its length. This is supplemented by 506 metres of parallel taxiway for light aircraft use only.
Currently the main RPT apron can accommodate the following range of independent free moving aircraft using power in pushback operations:
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Additionally the aerodrome has some 3.8 hectares of sealed apron available for use by light aircraft.
Lighting and navigational aids in existence on the aerodrome include runway and taxiway lights, PAPI, RTILs, DVOR, NDB, DME (I) and Terminal Area Radar.
Other services provided by operators at Gold Coast Airport include:
- flying training schools
- light aircraft maintenance
- joy flights
- charter flights
- JUHI (Joint User Hydrant Installation) and Gold Coast Flight Facilities provide aircraft refuelling facilities.
- Airports Council International
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Airservices Australia
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
- Department of Transport and Regional Services
- Federal Government statistics on Australian aviation
- International Aeronautics Federation (FAI)
- International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- World Freight Group