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Gold Coast welcomes direct service to Apple Isle

December 7, 2017

Tigerair Australia has today flown its inaugural flight from Hobart to the Gold Coast, commencing the only direct low cost service between the two destinations. Tigerair will operate the return service four times weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at...

GCA Community Benefit Fund flies high

November 27, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has distributed more than $25,000 in grants to nearly 30 community groups across the Gold Coast and Tweed regions as part of its 2017 Community Benefit Fund. The annual program is focused on supporting local community-based initiatives in the areas...

GCA celebrates 10 years of roaring success with Tigerair

November 23, 2017

Gold Coast Airport is today celebrating 10 years since Tigerair first pounced onto the Australian market with its inaugural Melbourne-Gold Coast service. Since the carrier’s inception, Tigerair has delivered nearly 6 million seats into and out of the Gold Coast. Gold...

Staff trade runway for running shoes to join Queen’s Baton Relay

November 21, 2017

A group of Gold Coast Airport (GCA) staff will swap the runway for their running shoes, to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) as it tours the country in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Four staff members have been recognised for their...

GCA reveals Commonwealth Games lounge

November 2, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has unveiled plans to deliver a purpose-built lounge for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) athletes and associated officials travelling through the facility. The GC2018 Airport Lounge will provide Games Family with a unique experience as...

Tigerair connects Hobart and the Gold Coast

September 25, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has welcomed today’s announcement from Tigerair Australia that the low cost carrier will commence up to four weekly return services between Hobart and the Gold Coast from December 7. Providing a direct travel option between the two popular tourist...

Pouring underway to expand airport apron

September 21, 2017

Enough concrete to fill more than three and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools is being poured at Gold Coast Airport to provide additional aircraft parking space ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The airport’s apron expansion, part of its Project LIFT...

Gold Coast Airport Begins Installation of ILS

August 18, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has commenced works on the Instrument Landing System (ILS) installation on behalf of Airservices Australia. GCA Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said this was an historic milestone for the airport and for the city alike. “The ILS...

Gold Coast Airport Joins GC2018

August 17, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) will be an Official Airport of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), recognising its position as the gateway to the region hosting the largest multi-sport event to be held in Australia this decade. GCA has today announced its...

GCA and Scoot deliver inaugural plane spotting photography competition

July 21, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) in collaboration with Singapore-based carrier Scoot, have today launched the 2017 Plane Spotter Photography Competition aimed at engaging local aviation enthusiasts and encouraging their interest in aviation. The competition gives the...

Gold Coast Airport Master Plan Approved

July 20, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s approval of its 2017 Airport Master Plan. Since the approval of the 2011 Master Plan, GCA has welcomed in excess of 6.4 million passengers annually, and is one of Australia’s fastest growing...

GCA appoints former aircraft noise ombudsman to Chair of Community Aviation Consultation Group

July 14, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Brent as the new Chairman of the Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG). Mr Brent joins the CACG with an extensive background in aviation and more specifically aircraft noise, having...

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...

Gold Coast Airport launches second annual Community Benefit Fund

May 8, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has today launched its second annual Community Benefit Fund, aimed at supporting local groups through one-off grants in the areas of health and wellbeing, safety, education, environment, arts and culture and other community initiatives. The...

Gold Coast Airport accelerates property strategy as passenger numbers grow

March 31, 2017

Gold Coast Airport is developing a long-term property strategy to activate the airport precinct and develop the area into an education and commercial hub, following a string of recent land acquisitions. The airport has grown its landholdings by approximately 18...

Gold Coast Airport celebrates third international industry award

March 15, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has been named Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific at the Skytrax World Airport Awards for the third time, after receiving the accolade at an awards ceremony in Amsterdam overnight. The 2017 awards are based on customer feedback from...

Airport makes key appointment for Games readiness

March 6, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has appointed aviation industry professional Jade Vincent as Manager Commonwealth Games Planning and Operations. Ms Vincent is tasked with coordinating and implementing GCA’s Commonwealth Games Operational Plan, and in doing so will take a...

Gold Coast Airport welcomes AAT ILS decision

March 2, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has welcomed the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s (AAT) decision to affirm the approval of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the airport. The decision comes more than twelve months after the Federal Government’s original approval of the ILS was...

Gold Coast Airport poised for Chinese New Year boost

January 25, 2017

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) is set to welcome an influx of China-based visitors as celebrations get underway for Chinese New Year. Meeting growing demand from outbound travellers, Hong Kong Airlines has increased its Hong Kong to Gold Coast service from three to up to...

Gold Coast Airport meets global standard in carbon emissions mapping

January 17, 2017

Gold Coast Airport has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability, achieving Level 1 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program. The Airport Carbon Accreditation program is the only independent global...

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