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$200 million to fly international visitors to Queensland

11 February 2022

The Queensland Government will partner with the private sector in a nation-leading deal announced today, investing $200 million to secure more direct international flights to the state.

The government will invest $100 million matched dollar-for-dollar by the state’s largest four airports to secure flights and rebuild Queensland’s $6 billion international tourism industry.

The move will be vital to the tourism industry across the state.

This is the largest investment of any Australian state or territory in securing inbound international flights after COVID-19.

The agreement made this week will enable Queensland international airports to negotiate with airlines and fast-track more direct flights into Queensland.

The combined $200 million international aviation investment is predicted to deliver more than 5.3 million airline seats per year, generating almost $4 billion.