Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta is Australia's fastest growing airport and is the 7th busiest airport in Australia. Gold Coast Airport was previously named "Coolangatta Airport" which is an Aboriginal word meaning "Place of Good View".


Over the past 65 years Gold Coast Airport has undergone a major transformation from being an emergency landing strip to an International Airport.

In 1939 the first regular passenger services commenced and by 1939 the airport consisted of three grass strips to handle the Regular Public Transport (RPT).

In 1947, regular air services were conducted by Queensland Airlines and Better Air Transport. In 1950 Ansett / ANA provided regular DC3 services and 1954 TAA introduced DC3 flights followed by Skymasters and Convairs.

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd (GCAPL) has the responsibility of ensuring that Gold Coast Airport is developed to accommodate the air transport demands of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales communities.

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd's vision for the airport involves a partnership with the communities it serves, to develop a facility which continues to meet the growing needs of family, business and tourist travelers while making a major contribution to the economic and social well being of those communities.

The Commonwealth Government owned and operated Gold Coast Airport (previously named Coolangatta Airport) until January 1988, where ownership was taken over by the Federal Airport's Corporation, a government business enterprise. Government policy changes saw the airport privatized in May 1998, with Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) being the successful tenderer and taking the role of Airport Leasing Company.

Gold Coast Airport is the closest airport to the Gold Coast destination and is Australia’s first dedicated low cost international airport. The airport offers a resort style terminal facility with cost saving operational efficiencies and has a focus on partnering with airlines to grow profitable, long term business.

Gold Coast Airport welcomes enquiries from airlines and aviation operators and offers incentives for charter or scheduled carriers in the form of terminal charge incentives, business development support and in-kind and cash marketing support.

Gold Coast Airport is currently experiencing a new era of growth in both domestic and international airline services, with over two million passengers annually taking advantage of its unique location, services and facilities.

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Location

Gold Coast Airport
Level 1 Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue
Bilinga, QLD 4225
Australia

Contact Info
Telephone: 
+617 5589 1100
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