Gold Coast Airport is counting down to Christmas with a host of festive activities in what promises to be a bustling terminal over the busy holiday season.
An exciting mix of entertainment will be on the go each day in the lead up to December 25, with everything from Christmas carols delivered by the HOTA choir to floating angels and a marching band by spectacular entertainment group, the Sacred Circus.
Mr and Mrs Clause will also make an appearance and will be available for portrait shots in front of our giant Christmas tree, while some lucky customers can expect some surprise give-aways.
Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the entertainment would add to the buzz in the terminal, with thousands of passengers expected to pass through the gates each day.
“The Gold Coast is Australia’s favourite holiday destination and the Christmas holidays are particularly busy for us at Gold Coast Airport,” she said.
“Christmas is our busiest time of the year and we are expecting our terminal to be at capacity during peak times. To try to make our passengers’ travel experience a little more enjoyable, we are hosting some great activities to inject some festive holiday spirit into terminal operations.”
Ms Charlton advised passengers travelling over this busy period to plan ahead and give themselves plenty of time to ensure a pleasant journey.
“More than 1.2 million passengers passed through Gold Coast Airport in December and January last summer, with similar numbers expected this year,” she said.
“While our team has planned well in advance for this busy time, we encourage our passengers to do the same and make sure they give themselves plenty of time to get to the airport and pass through the screening points ahead of their flights.
“We also encourage those keen on using our parking, to secure their spot by booking online.
“We wish all of our passengers and customers a happy and safe holiday period.”
Ms Charlton said 2019 had been an extremely busy year, with more of the same expected in 2020.
“This last year was extremely busy, with our hotel and southern terminal expansion projects kicking off and now well underway,” she said.
“Next year we anticipate will be just as busy, with our $50 million Rydges hotel on track to open by the middle of the year, while our $200 million terminal expansion is taking shape by the day, and due for completion by mid-2021.
“Together, these projects form part of a total investment of $500 million in the Gold Coast Airport precinct.”
More than 420 flights pass through Gold Coast Airport each week, including direct links to Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and four ports in New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.