“Strongest April ever” for Gold Coast airport

Gold Coast Airport is celebrating after recording its strongest April ever for passenger numbers.

A total of 559,306 passengers passed through the airport last month – up 7.5% on last year when they hosted more than 520,300 passengers.

Mr Chris Mills, CEO of Queensland Airports Limited which owns Gold Coast Airport, said: “the Gold Coast continues to show why it is the destination of choice for Australians and international visitors alike.”


He said the majority of domestic visitors were from Melbourne, while he added that a near 10 per cent jump in international passengers was partly due to Hong Kong Airlines increasing its capacity, and AirAsiaX adding more services to Kuala Lumpur.

The increase in passengers also comes as construction continues on the Gold Coast Airport’s terminal redevelopment – known as Project LIFT – which includes expanding the terminal building, additional aircraft parking stands and changes to the grand transport facility.