Opening the Queensland border to all states and territories except Victoria is a positive step towards economic recovery for the aviation and tourism sectors, and the state’s economy more generally.
The Queensland Government has struck a sensible compromise that will see interstate visitors back on the Gold Coast and in Queensland. We look forward to welcoming holiday makers soon.
The border closure has created a significant economic impact, causing business to close and jobs to be lost. Conditions should improve from July 10.
There is pent up demand for travel, but recovery will still take some time. We don’t expect a return to the flight schedules we saw before the pandemic for a while.
Airports and airlines have developed a domestic passenger journey protocol ready for the restart of domestic travel, which was recently endorsed by the Federal Government.
This protocol, including health and hygiene measures, will guide our approach as more people start traveling around Australia again.
- Chris Mills, Queensland Airports Limited Chief Executive Officer