Pacific Airshow Gold Coast announces return to Surfers Paradise in August 2024

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast announces return to Surfers Paradise in August 2024
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Building on the phenomenal success of its debut, Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is set to return to Surfers Paradise from 16 to 18 August 2024.

    After last year’s sell-out event drew a staggering crowd of close to 250,000, generating an estimated economic impact of $25 million, this year promises to be even more spectacular, with plans to expand the event along the iconic beachfront.

    Boarding passes for Australia’s first-class aviation spectacle will be available from Thursday 1 February, with pricing as follows:

    • Early Bird Adult General Admission: $45 for one day, $90 for a three-day pass.
    • Early Bird Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children): $125 for one day.
    • Early Bird Premium GA: $135
    • Beach Club: From $625 per person. Enjoy shared hospitality with hosted food and drinks.

    Pacific Airshow will offer a 2-week “Early Bird Special” for attendees, offering general admission tickets at 2023 prices until midnight on 14 February 2024.

    Cabanas, Chalets and other Corporate and VIP offerings are also available.

    “As we gear up for our second year, the anticipation and excitement are higher than ever. Given we sold out tickets for last year’s event, I strongly suggest you secure your space on the sand very early,” director, Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, Kevin Elliott, said.

    “We’re building on last year’s smashing success, aiming to make Pacific Airshow Gold Coast an even more breath-taking experience.

    “And there’s nothing like being there, on the beach with your family and friends.

    “Whether it’s through our exclusive hospitality packages or the incredible line-up of performers, we’re committed to creating unforgettable memories for our attendees.”

    Prepare for three days of world-class aerobatics and jets, showcasing thunderous power and speed. The event promises a mix of heart-pounding excitement and family-friendly entertainment, stretching around 1.5 kilometres of the Surfers Paradise Esplanade.

    “Strap in, Gold Coast… after the staggering success of its debut last year, the adrenaline-pumping Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is back – bigger and better than before,” Mayor, Gold Coast, Tom Tate, said.

    “250,000 people enjoyed the inaugural airshow over our iconic Surfers Paradise beach, injecting $25 million into the local economy. This year’s extravaganza promises to be even more spectacular.

    “We’re ready to showcase the Gold Coast as a world-class events destination once again. Don’t miss out!”

    Tourism Minister Michael Healy said the inaugural Pacific Airshow had proven it was an event not to miss.

    “We saw hundreds of thousands of spectators hit the beach to witness what was a spectacular inaugural Pacific Airshow display and I have no doubt tickets will be hot property again this year.

    “The event was also a soaring success for the Gold Coast’s visitor economy, with visitors staying 110,000 visitor nights over the weekend – a welcome boost for local accommodation, restaurants and attractions.

    “We’re looking forward to seeing another world-class edition of the Pacific Airshow on the Gold Coast this year.

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