The Gold Coast Airport is again celebrating after smashing the record for the busiest day in history – just 15 days after the previous record was set!
24,585 passengers passed through the airport on Sunday 7 January 2018, breaking the previous record of 24,076 which was set on 23 December 2017.
The month of January was also the busiest in the airport’s history, with more than 650,000 passengers passing through the terminal.
Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills said it was a strong start to what would be a momentous year for the company’s largest airport.
“Both December and January were extremely busy for passenger movements and our ability to handle these peaks have put us in good stead for the thousands of people about to descend on the city for the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Mills said.
“In March the airport stands up for the arrival of Games athletes, officials, media and spectators, and we expect the arrival and departure periods for this event to be comparable to the usual peaks we see over Christmas and New Year.
Mr Mills said domestic travel to Sydney and Melbourne was popular last month.
“The month of January was particularly strong from a domestic perspective, with growth on our core markets of Sydney and Melbourne, and a significant increase in passengers on the Canberra route thanks to re-timing of the service to better suit leisure travellers.
“Internationally, Singapore and Tokyo were standout performers.”