The national carrier continues to expand its domestic network, with its inaugural Adelaide-Gold Coast services taking flight.

Gold Coast-Adelaide is one of 47 new routes that the Qantas Group has announced since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fifth new route launched from the Gold Coast, responding to the fact that more Australians are holidaying domestically.

“It seems like Qantas launches a new domestic route each week,” says Sarah Bush, Co-Founder & Director of The Travel Authority Group.

QantasLink is operating four weekly return flights with the Embraer E190 regional jet aircraft, bringing some 750 seats to the route each week. Flights will increase to daily during school holiday peaks.

With its size, range and economics, the 94-seat jet has opened up a number of new routes that wouldn’t have been viable with Qantas’ existing fleet.

Launching the route, QantasLink CEO John Gissing said “Adelaide, a city bursting with culture and entertainment and the gateway to Australia’s world-famous wine regions, has been very popular with travellers in recent months. We’re pleased to be making it more accessible for Queenslanders to visit with these new flights.”

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In yet another positive sign, Virgin Australia has announced the reopening of its lounges in Perth and the Gold Coast.

Seating capacity within both lounges will, however, be limited due to COVID-related social distancing requirements, and adjustments have been made to the placement of furniture within the lounges to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.

Both the Perth and Gold Coast lounges will comply with all COVID-19 safe requirements as mandated by the state governments.

Guests will notice some changes including:

  • The requirement to use the QR code to complete sign in upon entry.
  • The entrance foyer will be used as an entry point only.
  • Furniture will be spaced 1.5m apart along with appropriate signage and social distancing markers.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be placed throughout the lounges.
  • Lounges will be deep cleaned prior to opening, and cleaning undertaken throughout the day.

One of the most obvious changes will be around food and beverage, notably that self-serve food and drinks will not be available.

Pre-made food items including sweet and savoury snacks, sandwiches, fresh fruit, alcoholic beverages (including craft beers and curated wines), barista coffee, premium tea and soft drinks will still be available from the hosted food bar.

The airline’s Gold Coast lounge will be open:

8.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday
8.00am – 6.00pm Saturday
8.00am – 8.00pm Sunday

The Perth lounge willl be open:

4.15am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
5.00am – 12.00pm Saturday
5.00am – 5.00pm Sunday

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Did you know that The Gold Coast boasts an annual average of 300 days of sunshine?

And with 70 kilometres of beaches and coast, that’s a fair recipe for successful events, conferences and corporate weekends away.

A thriving business tourism centre, The Gold Coast is home to fabulous water sports and boating, wildlife experiences, hiking, biking, rainforest adventures and theme parks are just the tip of the activities ice berg that can be incorporated into a conference or events program in the region.


  • The Gold Coast hosts 47% of all delegates in Queensland, and attracts 14% more delegates than anywhere else in the Sunshine State.
  • There are 42,000 beds available on The Gold Coast!

At its centre sits the award-winning Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. GCCEC can host meetings of 10 guests to events of 6000 in 22 versatile meeting, event and exhibition spaces, spread over two expansive floors and foyers.

Beyond the indoor spaces for indoor events which can accommodate up to 2000 people cocktail or 1640 banquet, GCCEC also boasts unique outdoor venues on its Southern Terrace and Northern Lawn.


With 15 hatted restaurants and an ever-growing list of lively cafes, bars and food markets, the Coast is a foodie lover’s hub with an expanding list of unique event spaces.


MIAMI MARKETTA is a laneway dining experience. With 25 food vendors of multiple nationalities in the one space, take your entree from Spain, your main from Thailand and sweets from France. And there’s seating for over 650 people!

BURLEIGH PAVILLION. For those looking for epic beachfront water views, the Pavilion Bar’s casual outdoor space is a place where you can step straight up from the sand.

YOT CLUB is the world’s first Super Yacht entertainment venue for up to 400 guests. A customisable seating plan, multi-function stage, two cocktail bars and divine views are just the beginning.

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