Gold Coast Airport today welcomed Jetstar’s inaugural service between Gold Coast and Nadi, commencing just in time for the peak Easter holiday travel period.
Passengers checking in for the 1st flight (a departure service) were met by Fijian warriors and singers and provided with gift bags from Jetstar and Tourism Fiji.
Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer David Collins said the new service will prove popular from an outbound perspective.
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“Fiji is a great international travel destination, particularly for couples and families who are looking for a relaxing getaway.
“What better way to spend the Easter break than a relaxing getaway to Fiji? It’s great to see so many couples and families on today’s first flight doing exactly that.
“This service will provide a great boost for our outbound market, demonstrating that the Gold Coast continues to be an attractive prospect for airlines in both an inbound and an outbound sense.
“Jetstar has shown a great deal of commitment to the Gold Coast and today’s celebration comes in quick succession from the airline commencing services to both Wellington and Queenstown in December and the re-instated Perth service commencement on Sunday.
“We look forward to working with Jetstar and Nadi International Airport to ensure the long–term success of these services,” Mr Collins said.
The Gold Coast – Nadi service operates three times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft.
The service adds over 50,000 seats per year into and out of Gold Coast Airport.
It’s been a great start to the year for Gold Coast Airport, recently winning the Skytrax World Airport Award for Best Regional Airport Australia/Pacific.