Jetstar Airways gets Gold Coast to China route going

Jetstar Airways Gold Coast to Wuhan

I hope they washed their hands between stroking that koala and cutting the celebratory cake. Getting up close and personal to the Australian marsupial were Kate Jones, Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games along with Hubei Wanda New Airline International Travel Service GM Hong Xie. The latter also shook hands by the huge cake with Nigel Fanning, Head of Commercial and Operations Improvement, Jetstar Airways.

  • Jetstar Airways’ inaugural service between Gold Coast (OOL) and Wuhan (WUH) in China began on 29 September. The service operates twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and is flown by the airline’s 787-8s. The 7,743-kilometre sector faces no direct competition. The Australian airport’s COO, David Collins said: “Gold Coast Airport has been in collaboration with City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Tourism and Tourism and Events Queensland for a number of years to bring this service to fruition, and today with the arrival of the inaugural first flight, all of the hard work has paid off. Visitation to the Gold Coast from China has grown 81% over the last four years and we are confident that this number will increase as a result of these direct services.” In addition, Collins heaped praise upon the Gold Coast marketing team: “Our Business Development team has been focused on securing a direct China service for a number of years and I’d like to acknowledge their dedication and commitment.” See how Gold Coast Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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