Gold Coast Airport has reached a historical milestone, welcoming in excess of six million passengers through the airport for the 2015 calendar year.
This marks the first time in its history that Gold Coast Airport has facilitated over six million passengers in a twelve month period.
Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the strong passenger growth in 2015 was the result of the desirability of Gold Coast and northern NSW as an inbound and outbound destination.
“We welcomed a number of new services in 2015, including Wuhan, Fiji, Avalon, Townsville, Rockhampton and Perth. In addition to that we also welcomed additional capacity on existing routes such as Melbourne.”
“These additions translated into an overall increase in total passengers for the year, driven by a 13.7% growth in long haul international passenger movements and 4.0% growth in domestic passenger movements,” Ms Charlton said.
“The Christmas holiday period is traditionally the busiest time of year for most airports, and as the premier tourist destination in Australia, Gold Coast Airport was no exception.”
“Extra capacity from our airline partners was added over the Christmas and New Year period to accommodate the influx of holiday makers,” Ms Charlton said.