Trial Of Direct Hong Kong-Gold Coast Flights To Be Extended

February 4, 2016

NewsStandOnline.Net (4-February-2016): Direct flights from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast will be extended beyond the original three-month trial.

The year-round flights will have three services a week starting in April.  Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter said the flights would lead to millions of dollars being injected into the local economy.

“There’s potentially another 13,000 extra Chinese who will be able to make their way into the Gold Coast easily and affordably from Hong Kong and from other parts of China,” he said.

Trial Of Direct Hong Kong-Gold Coast Flights To Be Extended

“This will generate at least another $30 million in overnight visitor expenditure for our economy.

“From July there’ll be three services a week from Hong Kong with Hong Kong Airlines and we’ll be working as hard as we can to eventually make them daily.

“Then once that’s been secured we’ll make sure that there are other ports from the fastest growing markets in Asia that will fly directly to the Gold Coast so the tourism industry can benefit.”