• Virgin Australia's direct flights between the Gold Coast and Perth

    Virgin Australia will launch direct flights between Perth and the Gold Coast from mid-December, albeit with a few caveats. The flights will run just twice a week, and across a seasonal roster from 13 December 2018 to 26 January 2019 rather than being a year-around service. Those flights will ...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Priority Pass extends $36 dining credit to Gold Coast Airport

    Priority Pass members flying through Gold Coast Airport can now trade in a ‘lounge visit’ under their membership for $36 of food and drink at Velocity Espresso & Bar, located after security in the airport’s domestic departures area. Open from 5:30am until 9pm daily, the caf...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • Hong Kong Airlines axes Gold Coast, Cairns flights

    Hong Kong Airlines is pulling out of the Australian market with the axing of its flights to the Gold Coast and Cairns. The Virgin Australia partner airline has confirmed those flights will end on 28 October 2018 "due to its changing business strategy in the Australian market." Hong Kong Airline...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2018 13 Comments

  • Gold Coast Airport plans private Commonwealth Games lounge

    Athletes and officials passing through Gold Coast Airport during the 2018 Commonwealth Games will have access to a newly-built, private airport lounge to escape the masses before their flight. Located before security in the airport’s domestic zone, the ‘GC2018 Airport Lounge’ w...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2017 8 Comments

  • Novotel takes over Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise

    AccorHotels’ Novotel brand is taking over the Hotel Grand Chancellor Surfers Paradise property, being re-badged this month simply as the Novotel Surfers Paradise. Joining Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, The Sebel Coolangatta and Mercure Resort Gold Coast in Queensland’s south east, th...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2016 2 Comments

  • AirAsia X to launch Gold Coast-Auckland flights

    AirAsia X is nosing in on territory currently dominated by Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar in launching non-stop flights between the Gold Coast and Auckland come March 2016. Running as a continuation of the airline’s existing Kuala Lumpur-Gold Coast services, passengers will ...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2016 10 Comments

  • Uber Select chauffeur service launches in Brisbane, Gold Coast

    Uber riders in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast can now dial-up a luxury vehicle at below-taxi prices through ‘Uber Select’: a new option available in the Uber smartphone app. Marketed as being a step above the standard UberX offering – the company’s low-cost ridesharing op...

    POSTED 27 Oct, 2015 4 Comments

  • Qantas to start Melbourne-Gold Coast flights from October

    Qantas continues to boost its domestic network with the launch of daily non-stop flights between Melbourne and the Gold Coast from October 25. Served by Boeing 737 aircraft with both business class and economy, the new route builds on the airline’s existing Sydney-Gold Coast flights and ta...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2015 12 Comments

  • Jetstar launches non-stop Boeing 787 flights to China

    IN BRIEF | Qantas’ low-cost offshoot Jetstar will begin serving mainland China from later this year with the launch of non-stop flights between Queensland’s Gold Coast (Coolangatta) and Wuhan – Central China’s most populous city. Served by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with 2...

    POSTED 5 May, 2015 15 Comments

  • Scoot launches Boeing 787 on direct Gold Coast-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will fly its latest Boeing 787-9 jet to the Gold Coast from Friday May 1st and move to direct flights to Singapore, dropping the route's current 'Singapore via Sydney' triangle which runs several days a week. The Gold Coast upgrade also makes Australia...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2015 2 Comments

  • Jetstar launches Melbourne-Tokyo flights, axes Gold Coast-Osaka

    Jetstar will launch non-stop flights between Melbourne and Tokyo's Narita airport but axe its Gold Coast-Osaka service in a reshuffle of the low-cost airline's Japanese network. The new Melbourne-Tokyo service will see four flights each week on Jetstar's Airbus A330 beginning from 29 A...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2013 7 Comments

  • Review, photos: Qantas Club, Gold Coast Airport

    In tandem with the return of Qantas to the Gold Coast, the local airport at Coolangatta (hence its airport code of OOL) once again boasts a Qantas Club lounge. This extensive renovation of the former Jetstar lounge – which ironically began life as a Qantas lounge some years before that &nd...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2012 11 Comments

  • First pictures of new Qantas Club at Gold Coast

    The new Qantas Club on the Gold Coast is now open at Coolangatta airport. And thanks to pictures flowing in from Australian Business Travellers readers, we've got a sneak peek for you before AusBT editor David Flynn flies up to the Gold Coast for tomorrow's official opening. The Gold ...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2012 13 Comments

  • Gold Coast Airport opens dedicated 'Premium Passenger' security lane

    Gold Coast Airport will open a fast-track security lane for 'premium passengers' this weekend. Airport spokesperson Karen Harrigan tells Australian Business Traveller that the new priority lane will operational from this Saturday December 1st, although the signage won't be erected...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2012 5 Comments

  • Qantas Club set to open at Gold Coast Airport

    Qantas is gearing up for the opening of its new Qantas Club lounge at Gold Coast Airport next week. While there's an official ribbon-cutting and 'champagne high tea' media event planned for the the afternoon of Tuesday December 4, Qantas tells us the lounge may open a few days ear...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2012 6 Comments

  • Qantas returns to Gold Coast with airport lounge, fast checkin

    Qantas has resumed Sydney-Gold Coast flights today, four years after the airline handed over the route to low-cost sibling Jetstar. Initial services run three times per day – timed for morning, afternoon and evening – with other business travel comforts to come. These will incl...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2012 12 Comments

  • Qantas returns to the Gold Coast: 3 x daily flights from Sydney

    Qantas will return to the Gold Coast from October 28, some five years after the Red Roo handed over its Gold Coast routes to low-cost sibling Jetstar. Initial services will run three times per day – timed for morning, afternoon and evening – between Sydney and the Gold Coast. Gold C...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2012 22 Comments

  • New Scoot airline to launch Singapore-Sydney flights on June 4

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will launch on Monday June 4, with its first flight from Singapore to Sydney – some three weeks ahead of schedule for the airline, which had previously listed its daily service starting June 26. Singapore-Gold Coast flights will start one we...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2012 6 Comments

  • Scoot offers Sydney-Singapore business class fares for $321

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot is unleashing another deal ahead of its June 6 launch, with 'ScootBiz' business class tickets now on sale for $321 one-way for flights from Sydney and the Gold Coast to Singapore. (Flights from Singapore to either city are also up for sale at S$321, ...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2012 1 Comment

  • Virgin Australia's Concierge service: meet & greet for top flyers

    Virgin Australia will be escorting its most valuable frequent flyers through the airport with a new Concierge service due to start at Canberra and on the Gold Coast, CEO John Borghetti confirmed to Australian Business Traveller. "Effectively, what it says is exactly what it is: it's a concierge ...

    POSTED 23 Feb, 2012 8 Comments

  • Scoot to fly Gold Coast-Singapore in June; China, Japan to follow

    Update | Scoot will launch on June 25 – click here for all the details. Previous | Singapore Airlines’ new low-cost offshoot Scoot will begin flights from the Gold Coast to Singapore from June, shortly after the airline's debut that same month with Sydney-Singapore fli...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2012 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia in 2012: new lounges, aircraft revamps & more

    Virgin Australia's CEO John Borghetti has revealed his plans for the airline through the end of this year and into 2012 at today's Annual General Meeting, and there's some great news for business travellers. Australian Business Traveller has sorted through the usual financial and technical AGM g...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2011 1 Comment

  • Virgin Australia brings business class flights to the Gold Coast

    Virgin Australia will start flights with business class to the Gold Coast towards the end of this year, with a snazzy new airport lounge set to follow. The move makes Virgin the only airline to offer domestic business class services to the Gold Coast, although the availability of business c...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2011 12 Comments

  • Jetstar cuts Japan flight schedule, moves Tokyo flights to Osaka

    Jetstar -- the main Australian carrier into Japan -- has halved its Tokyo flights from fourteen to seven as demand in the Japanese market collapses following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Business travellers from Australia are also cancelling their trips as DFAT Smartraveller guidance ...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Blue to bump AFL players into business-class?

    The good news: you might not have to worry about dozens of beefy boisterous footy players cramming onto your economy class Virgin Blue flight once the airline takes up AFL sponsorship from 2011. But if you're travelling in business class your flights could get a little more 'interesting', if the...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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