Seasonal flights to the Gold Coast resume

July 23, 2020

Townsville Airport and Airnorth are pleased to announce the resumption of services to Australia’s favourite playground – the Gold Coast.

Services will commence on August 2 and will operate twice weekly every Sunday and Wednesday between Townsville and the Gold Coast until the end of September.

This seasonal service will provide further connectivity between Airnorth’s Queensland destinations and a much-needed boost to the Queensland tourism industry as domestic travel begins to pick up.

“We are delighted to see travel confidence growing and be in a position to offer special services that will allow Queenslanders to reconnect with loved ones across the state and enable Australian’s to get back out there and travel again,” said Airnorth Chief Executive Officer Daniel Bowden.

“This is the third intra-state route for Queensland that Airnorth has resumed in recent weeks following the recent announcements of operations between Toowoomba and Townsville and Toowoomba and Cairns.”

Townsville Airport Chief Operating Officer Kevin Gill welcomed the return of the service, saying the quick and easy flights would be an attractive option for leisure and business travellers.

“This re-establishes an important link between Townsville and the Gold Coast, as well as supporting services to Darwin,” he said.

“We are pleased to have this seasonal service back. We hope the traveling public support it, as we want to see it grow in frequency.

“At just two hours, these flights will be convenient for travellers from both centres.

“This connection will make it a lot easier for North Queenslanders to holiday on the Gold Coast, while in turn opening up our beautiful tourist attractions to our southern neighbours.”

The announcement follows Airnorth’s resumption of services between Townsville and Toowoomba on June 29.