Gold Coast Airport has recorded its busiest day in history, welcoming 24,076 passengers on Saturday 23 December 2017.
Previously Gold Coast Airport’s busiest day was Sunday 3 January 2016, when 23,856 passengers passed through the Coolangatta facility.
A record was also set for the calendar year when 6,542,604 passengers arrived or departed from Gold Coast Airport – 120,602 more than in 2016.
Gold Coast Airport CEO Chris Mills said it was great to end 2017 on a high.
“With the Commonwealth Games just around the corner, December was a great month to show that we are ready,” said Mr Mills.
“Throughout the month, we saw strong domestic passenger movements, particularly from Sydney, reinforcing the Gold Coast’s ongoing popularity as a holiday destination among interstate visitors.
“We also welcomed our first month of direct Hobart services with Tigerair, which contributed to the great results.
“We saw international long-haul passenger movements grow by 8.6 per cent in December, with capacity added on Japan and Hong Kong services to cope with demand.
“We look forward to continuing this upward trend and key to this is increasing the airport’s capability to facilitate long-term passenger growth."