Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta has over 83,000 aircraft movements, a mixture of passenger jets (around 40 per cent) and smaller general aviation. Gold Coast Airport had 6 million passengers pass through its terminal in 2012. The airport is currently experiencing growth in both domestic and international airline services and is the only airport in Australia to be in two states, New South Wales and Queensland.


Gold Coast Airport is operational 24 hours a day, however, there is a curfew in place which restricts operations in and out of Gold Coast Airport during the hours of 11pm to 6am. Curfew movements at Gold Coast Airport are small in number – on average less than one per night. More information about the curfew is available from the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s website.

Flight paths

The majority of aircraft arrivals are from the north, coming in over water. However, arrivals from the south overfly some residential areas. Aircraft departures to the north fly over water, however, those to the south fly over residential areas.

Gold Coast Flight Paths

Legend: Red = Jet Arrivals, Green = Jet Departures

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Gold Coast Airport