Gold Coast welcomes first international flight in almost two-years

The Gold Coast has welcomed its first international flight in almost two years with a Scoot Airlines flight from Singapore touching down yesterday.

With Australia’s international border set to fully reopen in a week, the flight signalled a welcome return of overseas visitors.

“It’s great to have the connections between Singapore and the Gold Coast and we’re looking forward to international travel kicking on,” Queensland Airport Limited’s boss Chris Mills told Today.

Mills said it was a “complex” task to bring back international services after such a long hiatus, with New Zealand services kicking things off.

“We’re hoping to re-establish services to Japan, South Korea, other Asian destinations over the coming months,” he said.