Gary returns to work as flights increase
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
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
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
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
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.
Gold Coast Airport runway upgrade completed
A critical $5 million upgrade of the Gold Coast Airport runway was able to be completed while there were fewer flights at the airport and delivered in time for the busier December and January period.
Spirits fly high as border comes down
Gold Coast Airport played host to dozens of family reunions and excited holiday makers from all corners of the country today when visitors returned and departed from the region for the first time in months.
Ambassadors return as flights increase
The friendly faces of Gold Coast Airport’s volunteer ambassadors will light up the terminal once again, as the airport team prepares for an increase in visitors to the region from next month.
Resort-style airport hotel opens for guests
A new style of airport hotel has been unveiled with the opening of Rydges Gold Coast Airport, where guests are promised both convenience and a “destination within a destination”.
Gold Coast passenger numbers fall significantly in September
Gold Coast Airport passenger numbers continued to besignificantly impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions in September, down 96per cent compared to the same time last year.