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Gold Coast Airport

  • PAX: 6,485,998

About The Airport

Gold Coast Airport is the gateway to Australia's premier tourist destination and popular northern NSW region, and is the fifth busiest international airport in Australia.  Uniquely located on the Queensland and New South Wales state border, Gold Coast Airport is the second largest airport for both states.

Cementing its status as a world-leader in efficient airport operations and facilities, Gold Coast Airport welcomed in excess of 6.5 million passengers per year pre-COVID.

Gold Coast Airport is currently investing $500 million into the airport precinct, including the Southern Terminal Expansion, which will open in 2022. The terminal expansion includes a three-level terminal with aerobridges, twice the floor area of the current airport terminal and enables an efficient operation with full swing (domestical/international) capability.  Gold Coast Airport has a MARS configured apron with 19 x Code C or 9 x Code E contact stands.

In October 2010, the Rydges Gold Coast Airport hotel opened adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport terminal.  The hotel has 192 beach themed rooms, conference facilities for up to 200 people, swimming pool and a 5 minute walk to the beach.

Gold Coast Airport works closely with airline partners to develop attractive incentive packages for new capacity, including Government marketing funds where possible.

  • No bilateral constraints
  • Slots easily available
  • Lower Airport and Terminal charges
  • GCA does not charge for RPT aircraft parking
  • Extensive domestic and international connectivity
  • Freight Facilities on site
  • Five minute taxi in and out
  • Established Ambassador program providing exemplary customer service
  • Qantas (oneworld) & Virgin Australia Lounges

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Air New Zealand, Scoot, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Qantas
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 8
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 19
  • Number of Terminals: 1
  • Number of Runways: 1
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 2,492m
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 6.5m
  • Ownership: Queensland Airports Limited
  • Operational Opening Hours: 06:00 – 23:00
  • Total Catchment Population: 2.2 Million
  • Urban Population: 663,000
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 19 Code C or 9 Code E contact stands in MARS configuration