Gold Coast Airport passenger numbers hit by border closures

July 23, 2021

Gold Coast Airport passenger numbers have fallen to about 10 per cent of pre-COVID-19 levels this week, and can be expected to drop further if lockdowns extend.

Gold Coast and Queenstown reconnected in time for ski season

July 20, 2021

New Zealand ski trips are back on the cards for Gold Coasters after Jetstar re-commenced its Gold Coast-Queenstown service today.

New service takes off on Gold Coast's third top route

June 25, 2021

South Australians and Queenslanders have even more opportunities to explore each other’s backyards after the commencement of a Qantas Gold Coast-Adelaide service today.

Gold Coast-Adelaide flights at record levels with new service

May 7, 2021

Flights between the Gold Coast and Adelaide will climb to 25 per cent above pre-COVID-19 levels when a new Qantas Gold Coast-Adelaide service takes off in June.

Celebration to mark the start of trans-Tasman travel

April 19, 2021

A special trans-Tasman cultural welcome and colourful celebration was waiting for Kiwi visitors who landed on the Gold Coast today as travel recommenced across the ditch.

Gary returns to work as flights increase

April 16, 2021

Beach holidays, trips to Byron and market adventures have packed Gary the Gold Coast Airport therapy dog’s itinerary in the past 12 months – but he is set to return to work greeting passengers as flight numbers ramp up.

Qantas to start Auckland-Gold Coast flights

April 6, 2021

A new daily Qantas Gold Coast-Auckland service will start later this month and deliver 63,000 seats into the region annually, following the confirmation of trans-Tasman travel recommencing.

The Qantas Gold Coast-Auckland service represents a regional economic impact of $50 million annually.

Rex touches down on Gold Coast as flight numbers take off

March 29, 2021

The first Rex passengers to touch down at Gold Coast Airport today were given a warm welcome – with a water cannon salute, experience and flight vouchers given away, live music in the terminal and a themed cake to mark the occasion.

In time for the busy Easter period, Rex is starting twice daily direct services between the Gold Coast and Melbourne from today and the Gold Coast and Sydney from Thursday.

Gold Coast passenger numbers to jump with Easter travel plans

March 15, 2021

The number of flights through Gold Coast Airport could nearly double by Easter, as Australians restart their travel plans – provided domestic borders remain open.

Rex lands on the Gold Coast boosting Melbourne and Sydney flights

March 1, 2021

The Gold Coast will be the first Queensland destination serviced by Rex Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 NG jet aircraft as the regional carrier spreads its wings to major city routes across Australia.    

In time for the busy Easter period, Rex is launching direct services between the Gold Coast and Melbourne from 29 March and the Gold Coast and Sydney from 1 April.