Gold Coast Airport Closes Amid COVID-19

Australian Associated Press is an Australian news agency.
April 9, 2020Updated: April 11, 2020

The Gold Coast Airport has closed its terminal because there are no regular scheduled commercial flights to the tourism hotspot for the foreseeable future.

The terminal closed on April 10 after the last Qantas and Virgin flights departed on Thursday.

The operation of the runway and airfield operations will continue for general aviation and other activities.

Gold Coast Airport boss Marion Charlton says the terminal will open when regular passenger flights resume.

“The aviation industry is at the front line of this crisis, with passenger numbers falling steadily since the beginning of March,” she said in a statement.

“We will continue to work closely with our partners throughout this challenging time.”

By Nicholas McElroy