The Gold Coast is proving its popularity, with our airport recording its busiest August in history.
Around 536,083 passengers passed through the Coolangatta airport this August, breaking the previous record of 528,080 last year.
Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills said the result was extremely promising for the upcoming holiday season.
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“On the Gold Coast we are already seeing some increased capacity for the upcoming Christmas peak, which is promising and points to another busy holiday period,” Mr Mills said.
“Tigerair Australia will permanently recommence its Gold Coast to Hobart service from October 30 year-round, injecting 50,000 seats between the destinations each year.”
Mr Mills revealed Virgin Australia will also add a seasonal service between the Gold Coast and Perth during the December-January holiday peak.
“The airline has added 27,000 seats between the Gold Coast and Auckland, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney in the same timeframe,” he said.
International capacity is also set for a boost, with AirAsia X planning to operate an additional 18 return services between the Gold Coast and Kuala Lumpur.