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Gold Coast Airport rides wave of growth

June 27, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has again recorded growth in passenger movements for the month of May, with a 3.9 per cent increase in passengers compared to the same month in 2016.

The airport welcomed and farewelled more than 480,000 passengers in May, with 4.7 per cent growth in international and 3.7 per cent growth in domestic movements.

Results for the past two years are summarised below:

GCA CEO Chris Mills said the airport’s overall performance was pleasing and consistent growth in international passengers showed the city continues to cement its status as a destination of choice for visitors across the Asia Pacific.

AirAsia X is delivering an additional four services per week to Malaysia than last year, and Hong Kong Airlines is delivering an extra weekly service to Hong Kong.

“The Asian market is an area of focus for Gold Coast Airport as visitors from Asia continue to show a preference for holidaying on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“Domestically, the trunk routes of Sydney and Melbourne were standout performers as is usually the case.”

GCA is progressing with its terminal redevelopment program, with civil work continuing on the airport’s apron expansion and a series of improvements to the existing terminal to be delivered in time for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

GCA is owned and operated by Queensland Airports Limited, an Australian owned, Queensland based regional airport specialist group with a vision to engage customers, connect communities and provide exceptional experiences.

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