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.


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.