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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.

Gold Coast Airport runway upgrade completed

December 23, 2020

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

December 1, 2020

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

November 26, 2020

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

October 28, 2020

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

October 20, 2020

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.

Gold Coast-Canberra services boosted

September 21, 2020

Another holiday destination has been opened up for Gold Coast and Canberra residents just in time for the school holiday period, with extra flights scheduled following the lifting of border restrictions between Queensland and the ACT.