Australia: Gold Coast Airport Opens Terminal Expansion

Gold Coast Airport is now welcoming international passengers to its newly opened terminal expansion, marking the completion of a three-year project.

The first flight landed at the expanded terminal on 11 November, carrying more than 320 passengers from Singapore.

Gold Coast Airport
The modern domestic and international terminal doubles the airport’s footprint and supports current and future growth

This opening is part of the ongoing transformation of the Gold Coast Airport as the aviation and tourism industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Amelia Evans said:

“This project will ensure Gold Coast Airport is positioned as the preferred domestic and international gateway to the spectacular destinations of the Gold Coast and northern NSW.

“Passenger numbers at Gold Coast Airport continue to rebuild with strength, with more than half a million passengers moved through the terminal during the month of October, and aircraft in and out of the Gold Coast at 90 percent passenger capacity.”

The three-level, 30,000-square-metre expansion connects seamlessly with the existing terminal. Six new gates have been added, allowing for a total of 19 aircraft to be accommodated on the tarmac.

The expansion also includes new border control facilities, four glass aerobridges, seven escalators and nine lifts, as well as a departure lounge, additional retail options and a new baggage handling area.

Senator for Queensland Murray Watt said:

“The Gold Coast is world-renowned as a tourism destination, and I’m very pleased that this new terminal will welcome even more visitors from all over the globe to enjoy everything the Coast has to offer.

“This development will be great for locals and tourists alike, and it will also be particularly important to support this growing region in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

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