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Gold Coast Airport, or Coolangatta Airport, (IATA: OOL) is an Australian domestic and international airport on the Gold Coast and is located some 100 km (62 mi) south of Brisbane. The entrance to the airport is situated in the suburb of Bilinga on the Gold Coast. The runway itself straddles 5 suburbs of twin cities across the state border of Queensland and New South Wales. During summer these states are in two different time zones.
The airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Australia, and, during financial year 2006/2007, has handled more than 3.7 million passengers. 352,554 visitors passed through the airport in January 2007, which represents an all-time high of passengers handled in a single month by Gold Coast Airport.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Gold Coast Airport:
- Air New Zealand
- AirAsia X
- Jetstar Airways
- Tiger Airways Australia
- Virgin Blue
- Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue Airlines
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