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Tigerair resumes Gold Coast-Hobart service

August 9, 2018

Gold Coasters will be able to fly to Hobart year-round with Tigerair Australia resuming its Gold Coast-Hobart route as a permanent service from October 30. Southerners are also expected to boost visitor numbers to the city with the direct flights re-commencing ahead...

Media Statement

August 3, 2018

Gold Coast Airport made every effort this week to move on two magpies that were causing a risk to aircraft.

Passengers are up and visitors top the list

July 30, 2018

With a record 6.6 million people taking to the sky to and from the Gold Coast in the past financial year, it may be surprising to find out who the airport’s typical passengers are. Gold Coast Airport passenger numbers increased by 1.7 per cent in the past 12 months,...

Fill a script on the fly

July 13, 2018

Passenger requests for an on-site pharmacy at Gold Coast Airport have been met – with a new pharmacy opening its doors. A recent passenger satisfaction survey undertaken by airport management found a pharmacist was the most sought-after addition to the retail...

Airport space hot property on the Gold Coast

July 10, 2018

Airport Central is proving a top destination for Gold Coast businesses with a raft of new tenants joining the Gold Coast Airport commercial mix. Two new tenants have recently taken space at the already bustling precinct, with childcare operator Edge Early Learning and...

Goldie set to soar at Gold Coast Airport

July 4, 2018

In a city renowned for its colourful icons and representatives, a new identity is set to land – providing a warm and friendly “Goldie” welcome to passengers at Gold Coast Airport. Goldie, the official aeroplane ambassador of Gold Coast Airport, will send smiles...

Airport celebrates 20 years since privatisation

May 29, 2018

A marquee was used as the international terminal and just 1.8 million passengers, or less than 30 per cent of today’s number, travelled through what is now called Gold Coast Airport 20 years ago. The transformation of the city’s airport has been dramatic since the...

Love is in the air, 20 years on

May 29, 2018

Little did Peter Dunn know back in 1998, when he had just been awarded a three-month contract with Gold Coast Airport, that this is where he would forge a successful long-term career and meet the love of his life. Born and bred in Murwillumbah, Mr Dunn this week...

HOTA community choir takes off with airport partnership

May 23, 2018

A 100-strong community choir inspired by contemporary pop music will be formed on the Gold Coast under a new partnership between Home of the Arts (HOTA) and Gold Coast Airport. Focused on international and Australian pieces from pop artists including the Temper Trap,...

New Zealand on rise as passenger numbers grow

May 23, 2018

More people are travelling between the Gold Coast and New Zealand than ever before, as the city firms up its position as a destination of choice for kiwis. More than 50,000 people travelled between the Gold Coast and New Zealand last month, an increase of 6.8 per cent...

Airport extends helping hand to community groups

May 18, 2018

Gold Coast Airport is calling on local community groups to apply for funding under its third annual Community Benefit Fund. The initiative supports organisations in the areas of health and wellbeing, safety, education, environment and arts and culture. The Community...

Events calendar delivers busiest March ever

April 24, 2018

Gold Coast Airport has delivered its busiest March ever, with passenger movements up 5.1 per cent on the year prior. The increase represents an additional 26,216 passengers on March 2017 and is the airport’s sixth consecutive month of growth. A summary of March...

Airport completes $86M airside upgrade

April 10, 2018

A milestone in the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment has been met, with delivery of a $86 million upgrade involving construction of a new apron and taxiway – which will expand capacity and improve efficiency. The upgrade includes a 20,000sq m expansion of the apron...

Bleach* Festival joins in welcoming visitors over Easter

March 29, 2018

Thousands of Commonwealth Games spectators, athletes and officials arriving at Gold Coast Airport across the Easter weekend will be welcomed with a personalised performance from Bleach* Festival. In an Australian airport first, lively, colourful performers...

Doors open at airport’s Games lounge

March 16, 2018

Gold Coast Airport has unveiled its GC2018 Airport Lounge in the days before thousands of Commonwealth Games athletes and officials start converging on the city. The GC2018 Airport Lounge has been created to give athletes, officials, sponsors, dignitaries and...

Airport unwraps travellers’ favourites

March 1, 2018

Macadamia nuts, coffee, bottled water, hot chips and chewing gum were among the most popular items sold to travellers coming through Gold Coast Airport in 2017. Gold Coast Airport retailers sold 81,000 packets of chewing gum, 325,000 litres of bottled water and used...

Airport flies high with record passengers

February 20, 2018

The records keep coming at Gold Coast Airport, with the busiest day in history landing in January and toppling the previously highest day – just 15 days after it was set. On 7 January, 24,585 passengers arrived and departed the airport, which is a larger number than...

Hong Kong services added over Chinese New Year

February 8, 2018

Hong Kong Airlines has boosted its Gold Coast-Hong Kong service for the Chinese New Year period to cater for the expected increase in Chinese visitors to the city. Five direct services between the two destinations have been added to the existing five times per week...

Airport rolls out welcome mat for Games visitors

February 5, 2018

Pop up theatre, live music, wildlife presentations, indigenous performances and stilt walkers – Gold Coast Airport is gearing up to provide a unique entertainment experience to thousands of Commonwealth Games athletes, officials and spectators as they arrive and...

Public invited to have say on GCA’s hotel development

February 5, 2018

The onsite hotel planned for the Gold Coast Airport precinct is one step closer this week with the release of the Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan (PDMDP) and the beginning of public consultation. The draft plan maps out the proposed construction of a $50...

Gold Coast Airport records busiest day in history

January 18, 2018

Gold Coast Airport has recorded its busiest day in history, welcoming 24,076 passengers on Saturday 23 December 2017. Previously Gold Coast Airport’s busiest day was Sunday 3 January 2016, when 23,856 passengers passed through the Coolangatta facility. A record was...

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