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Gold Coast-Cairns service touches down

September 1, 2020

A link between Queensland’s top two destinations has been re-established – with the Gold Coast-Cairns service back from today.

The resumption of the service will see the airport’s flight schedule almost double to 19 flights per week.

Gold Coast Airport COO Marion Charlton welcomed the return of the Gold Coast-Cairns service, with support from the Queensland Government.

“The resumption of this popular service will take us from 11 to 19 services per week,” she said.

“That is still a long way off the 55 flights per day that we were facilitating pre-COVID-19, but it is a welcome step on the road to recovery.

“This service will reconnect the Gold Coast with tropical Far North Queensland – the state’s two powerhouse tourism destinations. It will grow from eight return flights this week to 11 return flights by the end of September, in time for the school holidays.

“With the recommencement of this service, we are confident more Queenslanders will embrace the opportunity to explore both destinations.”

Jetstar’s CEO Gareth Evans said demand for intra-Queensland travel was strong.

“Queenslanders have one of the biggest and most diverse backyards to explore in all of Australia, and we’re pleased to reconnect more family, friends and holiday makers as a result of the return of these services,” he said.

“We currently operate five intra-Queensland routes and are confident the relaunch of our low fares services between the Gold Coast and Cairns will further stimulate local tourism, support small businesses and boost the state economy. The resumption of services also means more of our people are flying, which is great news too.”

In recent sales Jetstar has offered fares from Cairns to Gold Coast from $69 one way. Fares are available on Jetstar.com.

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