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Gold Coast Airport set for big expansion before Games

July 22, 2015 Airport, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59Australia’s sixth-busiest airport, Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta, is set to begin a AUD 200 million transformation which will involve five new air-bridges and a new three-level terminal building.Construction will take place on the airport’s southern edge in two phases – before and after the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Work will stop during the Games themselves, when some 126,000 visitors, athletes, officials and media are expected to arrive.

A redevelopment report says that unless the expansion takes place, 374,000 passengers will suffer delays.

Since it commenced flights in 1936, Gold Coast Airport has developed from an emergency landing strip to an international airport handling over five million passengers travelling to and from Australia, New Zealand, Asia and beyond.

Edited by William Sykes

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