Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

Since its launch in 2016, Pacific Airshow has grown to become the largest airshow in the United States by attendance attracting millions of spectators to Southern California every autumn. Spanning three days, the Airshow features the best in military and civilian flight demonstrations from teams all over the world, including past performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Canadian Forces Snowbirds. The family-friendly weekend is lauded for its showcase of pop-culture featuring live music, premium ocean-front hospitality, VIP social events, STEM activities and much more! And now with its scheduled expansion to the Gold Coast of Australia in August 2023, Pacific Airshow will become the largest Airshow franchise in the world and the only Airshow to host two international editions. For more information, please visit www.pacificairshow.com

The Task:

Following a competitive process in January 2021, Wings Public Relations secured the contract to provide public relations and media management support to Pacific Airshow Gold Coast. The event launch on 27 April 2022 saw the Wings Public Relations team secure more than 800 stories about the upcoming event, exceeding all expectations!

27/04/2022

Interview with Kevin Elliott - CEO Code Four

Mornings - ABC Radio Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is about to become home to literally one of the biggest shows it's ever seen. Certainly recently, the Pacific Air Show Gold Coast will be launched in a few minutes time. It's an event that's been three years in the planning. It's supported by all levels of government, and it's set to be the biggest event on the gold Coast in years, probably since ninety days back then, ideally timed off the back of the pandemic to stimulate domestic and international tourism. That's the hope, anyway. It'll be here for a few years, too. There's already a few dates locked in the diary for upcoming years as well, but what's it all about the Pacific Air Show? Well, that's why we have Kevin Elliott on the phone. He's here from California to launch his baby. Really, he's the CEO of Code for Leading Creative Marketing Company. But moreover, the engine so described behind the inaugural Pacific Air show Gold Coast and it's good to have you on the phone. Kevin, good morning. Yeah, good morning, Matt. Thanks so much for having me on. We're excited. I bet you are. I bet you are. But this is something new for us on the Gold Coast, so I'm going to need you to explain what it's all about. Well, I'm absolutely happy to do that so I can give you a little background. The event started in 2016 Huntington Beach, California, and has quickly become the largest air show in the United States by attendance. It's a major overwater air show we attract millions of people to come down and watch the event, as well as thousands of boats. It's quite a spectacle, and our vision has been to project that excitement and energy to one of our closest allies across the Pacific Ocean here at the Gold Coast of Australia, and the event will be landing in August of 2020

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28/04/2022

Channel 7 Local News- interviews with Matt Hall, Mayor Tom Tate and Kevin Elliott- CEO Code Four

Channel 7 Gold Coast

It's set to be a spectacle of the sky that's already generating plenty of buz. The announcement that the world's biggest airshow will come to the coast has locals intrigued and tourists planning a trip down under a brand new event that's got the mayor in a spin. A couple of loops later, I'm going, Oh, my equilibrium is gone, but that's code for I'm going to be sick. After a roaring announcement yesterday, excitement is building for the Pacific Air show amongst locals just brings another dimension. More people, different interests and obviously a lot of money as well. I'll be the first one to buy a ticket pilot's. So to have this air show coming to the Gold Coast, which really is the world's best beach for having this show for how long and straight it is. I'm super excited. The last show in California generated 105 million dollars. It's predicted we'll see the same result revitalising business in the glitter strip and booking out hotels. We're excited. There's a lot of excitement, even in the United States, people are saying I'm booking my accommodations the second that we know when the event's going to be. I think there will be 100 per cent full because just in the US alone in the media, there's 42 point seven million reach a reach our city will grasp as we continue to bounce back. It will be held in August 2023 and exact date will be announced later this year.

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27/04/2022

10 News First- Airshow Coup

10 News

The world's biggest air show is coming down under. The Gold Coast has locked in a 15 year deal to host the event from 2023 with expectations it will inject tens of millions of dollars into a COVID crippled tourism economy. If the slick announcement clip is any indicator, it's the largest maritime event on Australia's eastern seaboard. No biggie. It's going to be quite a show. Welcome to Australia's playground You're going to sit on the beach with your family and you're going to have non-stop action. When one aeroplane leaves, another one comes in. So it's going to be absolutely incredible and totally different than anything you may be thinking of. The deal has been about three years in the making and enough time for Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate to make the promo tape. It's just that combination that will get your adrenaline going. It's called Pacific Air Show Gold Coast and is a direct copy of an event performed in the US for four of the past five years. We're becoming the only air show in the entire world to have two editions one in Huntington Beach, California, and one in Gold Coast, Queensland. and it will be with us for a minimum of 15 years. So we're incredibly excited and proud that we've been able to pull this across the line, everything under the Sun and we're just getting started The first show in the skies over Surfers Paradise will be on the weekend of August 20th next year and Tom Tate's already drumming up and economy reviving tourist avalanche. Don't just do a weekend, stay longer because it's fun crack. American, Canadian and British air aerobatic teams are already locked in while the Aussie top guns are still to be confirmed. Still to be determined what aircraft? But you can expect a great selection of aircraft from our fighter attack aircraft, our military air transporters, our air refuelling aircraft, and if the promo is anything to go by, it'll have everyone flying high

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28/04/2022

Interview with Kevin Elliott- CEO Code Four

Today Show Channel 9

Well, Kevin Elliott is the man behind, or I'd like to say the plane brain behind the Pacific Air show that is coming to our shores next year. My new best friend, Kevin. Good morning. Great to have you on today. Oh my goodness, we're a year out, over a year out from this event. August 2023. It is going to be huge. It's going to be the biggest event the Gold Coast has ever seen. Yeah, we're really excited. Coming all the way from Huntington Beach, California, bringing it right here to the Goldie as we can see from these pictures, this is what you can expect. Racing along that huge stretch of sand on the Gold Coast Huntington Beach, it is the most awarded air show in the United States and it is coming across the Pacific here. It is going to be absolutely huge no matter where you are on the beach, on the Gold Coast, there's room for everyone here. That's the beautiful thing about it, right? Being an overwater air show right here on the beautiful beach. You have kilometres and kilometres of straight wide beach. So we're going to have a view for everybody, even from the buildings, anywhere. You're not going to have a bad seat in the House. That is a really good point because there is plenty of time to book accommodation, lots of accommodation. You basically can have an apartment at Aisleyne with some of these aircraft as they come. You can wave at the pilots as they go by the kids. You don't have to wrangle crowds if you don't want to do that. But my goodness me, from an economic perspective, this could not come at a better time for us here in Australia. So thank you so much because there will be jobs, there will be tourism here on the Gold Coast. Wonderful? Absolutely. Yeah, we're really focussed on making it good for the community. We want to stimulate jobs accommodation. Our experience in Huntington Beach, California, is it's been a huge driver of economic benefit about $106 million in 2019 just to our city, which is a third the size of the Gold Coast. So it should be huge, Don. All right. Well, we will see you in twenty twenty three.

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