Gold Coast Airport, OOL

Airport Name: Gold Coast Airport
Airport Type: Medium Airport
Elevation: 6 metres.
Municipiality: Gold Coast, Region: New South Wales, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: OOL Airport on Wikipedia

Gold Coast Airport, also known as Coolangatta Airport, is Australia's sixth busiest and third fastest growing airport. This airport is famous for its unique feature of being located between North East Wales and Queensland, which has different time zones during summer. It is situated on the Southern end of Gold Coast.


The airport, which was formerly known as Coolanggata Airport, has the original purpose of providing an emergency landing area for airmail craft travelling between Brisbane and Sydney. In 1939, the first domestic flights were made available through Queensland Airways and Butler Air Transport. International flights were offered only in 1990, 12 years after the ownership of the airport was given to the Federal Airports Corporation.

In May 1998, Gold Coast Airport was taken over by the Queensland Airports Limited, which operates it up to now.


The airport consists of two runways. The first one, 14/32, is 2,342m long while the second one is only 582m long. Both are surfaced with asphalt.


Gold Coast Airport has two terminals: T1 (the main terminal) and T2. All passenger airlines operate at T1, while Tiger Airways Australia is the only one that occupies T2. The charter airline SEAIR Pacific, on the other hand, has its own hangar located on the airport's general aviation area.

Flights and Destinations

At present, the airport offers both domestic and international flights through the eight passenger airlines that operate in it. Domestic flights are provided by Airnorth, Jetstar Airways, Tiger Airways Australia, and Virgin Australia, while International flights to Japan (Osaka and Tokyo), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), New Zealand (Auckland and Christchurch), and Singapore are offered also by Jetstar Airways, Air New Zealand, and Scoot.

Transport To and From the Airport

The airport can be reached through buses, cars and taxis, or trains. Bus services are provided by by Gold Coast Tourist and Surfside Buslines. The latter travels via two routes: Northbound and Southbound. Northbound bus 702 runs from the airport to Southport via the Gold Coast Highway, while bus 761 that travels to Robina. Southbound bus 768 runs from John Flynn Hospital to Tweed Heads (it stops in Golden Four Drive opposite the airport).

Taxi lines can be found just outside the terminal, while car rental service offices are located opposite the arrival area. Trains going to the airport are available from Brisbane Central, which stops at Robina station where bus 761 is located.

Gold Coast Airport Arrivals

Gold Coast Airport Departures

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