Please note, the information contained in these media releases is current at the date of publishing, which is noted on each story.

FOD in focus for Airport Safety Week

October 20, 2021

The safety message is being reinforced to the Gold Coast Airport community, in preparation for flight and passenger numbers to rebuild in time for Christmas.

Gold Coast Airport network and capacity expand

October 12, 2021

Virgin Australia has announced three new services betweenthe Gold Coast and Launceston, Hobart and Cairns – all starting in time for travellersto book their end of year holiday and catch ups with friends and family.

Airport experience to take off for travellers restarting holiday and business plans

October 11, 2021

As many Australians prepare to restart their travel plans, construction of the Gold Coast Airport terminal expansion continues to move ahead – and when it opens in 2022 it will transform the customer experience.The fresh, modern three-level 30,000sq m terminal expansion, which will double the floor size of the existing terminal, includes four glass aerobridges, additional retail space and a large departure lounge.

Major decline in interstate visitors in August, September

September 24, 2021

A frustrating start to September school holidays is once again being experienced by Gold Coast tourism operators who rely on interstate visitors, with the airport recording fewer than 1,000 passengers through the gates each day.

The numbers represent about 5 per cent of the levels seen in September 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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.