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Easter bunny delivers record April days for tourism industry

April 19, 2022

Australians and overseas visitors hopped back into holiday mode on the long weekend, delivering Gold Coast Airport April passenger records.

The highest number of passengers were recorded on Easter Monday, when the Gold Coast Airport team welcomed and farewelled almost 25,000 people – setting a new April record for the airport. Close behind was the 24,000 passengers who came through the terminal on Thursday 14 April. The figures were not far off the all-time GCA record of 25,455 passengers in one day – recorded on 4 January 2020.

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills said it was a fantastic Easter weekend for the Gold Coast tourism industry and the boom conditions were expected to continue into May.

“We are anticipating busy weekends for the Anzac Day and May Day long weekends coming up, as more Australians start holidaying again and enjoy seeing their loved ones around the country,” he said.

Mr Mills thanked the airport team and its partners for ensuring passengers got where they needed to go throughout the weekend.

“It was a busy weekend but things worked relatively well operationally,” he said.

“Thanks to anyone who travelled over this period for their patience.”

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