Direct flights resume between Gold Coast and Cairns

The Gold Coast Airport is set to get a little busier from this week, with more direct flights returning.

Services between the Gold Coast and Cairns are set to return after a long few months due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Jetstar service is able to return due to funding from the Queensland Government, in the hopes that a more direct link between the popular tourism destination will boost the struggling tourism industry.


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It’s understood the flights will see capacity almost double at the Gold Coast Airport, which will also help the airport and associated businesses.

The first flight will be welcomed today with a traditional water cannon salute by the airport’s fire-fighting service.

There will now be a flight from the Gold Coast to Cairns daily, sometimes twice daily on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays.

Prices start from around $140 each way.

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