China Eastern Airlines’ daily flights

Queensland is set to welcome more than 120,000 new visitors over the next four years with China Eastern Airlines to increase its direct Shanghai-Brisbane flights to daily. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said China is Queensland’s most valuable and fasting growing international market with visitors spending over $1 billion over the past year. “We know that securing additional international flights to Queensland is the best way to grow tourism,” she said. “Recent tourism data shows last financial year we welcomed more than 2.6 million overseas visitors who spent an estimated $5.2 billion in Queensland.” Tourism Minister Kate Jones said with Brisbane the main gateway to the state, these extra flights are also a significant win for the Gold Coast and Whitsundays. “It offers Chinese travelers easier access to our iconic destinations known for world-class beauty, natural environments, unique experiences and world-class events.”