Scoot has increased the capacity of its Singapore to Gold Coast service from four times per week to up to five times per week from April.
The expansion to Scoot’s services will not only deliver $42.2 million for Queensland over three years, but continue to bring more traffic to local businesses.
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the boost to the service would bring almost 19,000 extra passengers to the Coast and support up to 170 jobs over the next 12 months.
“The Gold Coast’s tourism industry is going from strength to strength and this announcement is a testament to the fact that more people than ever want to visit the Coast,” she said.
Ms Jones said Singapore was an important tourism market for the Gold Coast, particularly following the Commonwealth Games.
“Singapore is an important international gateway for Queensland and this increased capacity will allow us to grow and better connect with this market, which is a major focus for Trade 2018 – the Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program.
“The great part about an expansion of services between the Gold Coast and Singapore is the potential this has to open up access with other key tourism markets in the UK, India and China.”