Record airport numbers as tourists flock to Gold Coast

Gold Coast Airport has recorded its busiest June ever as the city continues its post-pandemic rebound.

More than 483,000 passengers travelled through Gold Coast Airport in June, eclipsing the previous record set in 2017.

The huge number of passengers coincided with the start of the Queensland school holidays.


The busiest day of the month was Friday June 24 when the school term ended, with 19,745 passengers using the airport.

The June numbers are 102 per cent of pre-COVID capacity, with domestic passenger numbers up around 12.7 per cent on 2019 figures.

“These numbers will be no surprise to anyone who lives on the Gold Coast and northern NSW. Tourists are well and truly back after an extremely quiet couple of years for the aviation and tourism sectors,” Queensland Airports Limited CEO Amelia Evans said.

“We saw strong numbers in April and now again in June.”

The airport is also hopeful of strong July numbers which will also cover the New South Wales and Victorian school holiday periods.

The winter holiday period has proved to be a major boon for the Gold Coast with tourism bosses estimating around $220 million dollars would have been pumped into the city’s economy.

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Amelia Evans | PHOTO: Supplied