Aerial view of Gladstone Airport.
Aerial view of Gladstone Airport. Brenda Strong

Brisbane to Gladstone flights rank as busy route

THE Brisbane to Gladstone route is among the busiest in the country, ranking 30th for number of passengers travelling last year.

A whopping 411,600 people made the journey from Brisbane to Gladstone in 2012, nearly double the 2011 number.

And the number of planes flying the route also skyrocketed, with 7857 aircraft taking to the sky.

In 2011 the number had been just 4000.

However, the increased traffic meant planes were flying with less passengers.

While planes flying Brisbane to Gladstone flew at an average of 74% capacity in 2011, they were only at 67% of capacity in 2012.