Brisbane International Airport, BNE

Airport Name: Brisbane International Airport
Airport Type: Large Airport
Elevation: 4 metres.
Municipiality: Brisbane, Region: Queensland, Country: Australia
Wikipedia link: BNE Airport on Wikipedia

After Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane Airport ranks as Australia's third busiest airport. Being the only passenger airport in that suburb, it serves Brisbane City and the other areas surrounding it.

The airport has 32 international and 46 domestic destinations. It is the main hub of Virgin Australia, and the secondary hub of Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar. For three straight years (2008-2010), it was considered as the best airport in Australia and the airport with the most friendly staff for two consecutive years (2008-2009). Brisbane airport was also among the 20 best airports of the world.


Before the Brisbane Airport was opened, the main airport that serves Brisbane was the Eagle Farm Airport. In 1970s, however, it became clear that the facilities in that airport won't be able to support the needs of the growing city. Because of that, the government immediately thought of building a new airport just north of the Eagle Farm. Leighton Holdings built this airport, which was opened in 1988 and became known as the Brisbane Airport.


Brisbane Airport consists of two runways with asphalt surface. The first runway is 3,560m long, while the other one is 1,700m. In September 2007, the proposal of building a third runway was approved by the federal government. However, this did not commence due to global financial crisis. In February 2012, it was announced that the construction of the runway will start on July of the same year, and is expected to be completed by 2020.


Two passenger terminals are present in Brisbane - the international and domestic terminals. In addition to that, the airport also has a cargo terminal and a General Aviation terminal. The two terminals are 2km apart from each other.

The International Terminal (I) is a four-level terminal built in 1995. The first level is where airline baggage handlers and tourism operator offices are located. The second level is for the arrivals, third contains departure lounge and the fourth level is for the departure check-in. The terminal also features the first class lounge of the Emirates Airline, which is directly connected to A380 aerobridges. Other lounges include those for Singapore Airlines, Qantas, and Air New Zealand.

The Domestic Terminal (D) consists of three areas, one each for the Qantas and Qantaslink (northern end), Virgin Australia (southern end) and other carriers such as Jetstar, SkyTrans, and Tiger. The area for the last three airlines mentioned can be found on the common user section. The concourse for Qantas has three lounges—the Business Class, Chairman's lounge, and the Qantas Club—while Virgin Australia has one, which can be found on the former site of Ansett Australia's Golden Wing Club.

Flights and Destinations

Brisbane Airport currently serves 46 domestic destinations to all Territories and States of Australia, along with 32 international destinations in Asia and United States.

Transport To and From the Airport

Taxis, Inter-terminal and courtesy buses, and AirTrains are available to transport people to and from the airport.

Taxis are located in the front of the domestic terminal and on the northern end of the arrivals on the second level of the international terminal. Six car rental companies' customer service desks are located at the first level of the domestic terminal and on the second level of the international terminal. Brisbane airport also has four 24/7 car-park areas.

Coachtrans Australia, the only bus operator licensed in Brisbane Airport, has a door-to-door service 7 days a week. There also are some inter-terminal buses passengers can ride to go from one terminal to another, and also to the nearby Novotel Hotel and DFO Shopping Precinct.

Lastly, Brisbane Airport has two railway stations - one located near the International terminal, and another one near the Domestic terminal. The AirTrain, which travels through those stations, allows the passengers from Brisbane City to reach the airport in 22 minutes. Trains also offer service to and from the Brisbane Central Business District and the Gold Coast 7 days a week.

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