Despite last year's Pacific Airshow Gold Coast (PAGC) being a sell-out success, the organising team is aiming for an even larger and more spectacular event for August this year.
In 2023, the first PAGC attracted 250,000 people and realised an economic benefit estimated at $25 million.
Pacific Airshow Gold Coast Director Kevin Elliott said this morning that 2024 was shaping up to eclipse last year's effort.
"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," he 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."
PAGC has plans to expand the event along the Surfers Paradise beachfront to accommodate a larger audience, and this morning announced the show would go ahead on 16-18 August, with tickets on sale from today.
Queensland Tourism Minister Michael Healy said PAGC 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," he said
“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.”
Although no flying display announcements have been made for the 2024 event, the line-up is likely to be a mix of US and Australian military aircraft mixed in with civilian aerobatic routines.
More information is on the Pacific Airshow Gold Coast website.