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About the Airport Brisbane

Introduction

Airport Brisbane is in Brisbane Australia and the third busiest in Australia after Melbourne and Sydney Airports. This airport serves the city of Brisbane currently served with 46 domestic destinations in from all the Australia and all 32 international destinations. By 2011 the number of passengers to use this airport Brisbane were more than 20 millions. This airport is a hub to Virgin Australia and Qantas airlines. Brisbane-Sydney route is the busiest in Australia and seventh busiest in Asia-pacific region. The airport has domestic and international terminals, a cargo terminal, a general aviation terminal and an apron. Airport Brisbane is accessible from central business district either by Gateway Motorway or Air train rail service. The new Airport link motorway is planned to connect the Brisbane CBD and Brisbane airport. Airport Brisbane has been voted to be the best airport in Australia-pacific and the friendliest staff. Its international terminal has won the Queensland architecture award.

History

Airport Brisbane was announced an aerodrome in 1925 due to its flat surface. Most of the flight in Brisbane were operated at the Archerfield Airport since it had a better landing surface. Brisbane was the headquarters of the supreme commander of allied forces during the second world war. Federal Government announced the construction of Brisbane airport at the north of Eagle farm. This airport was built by Leighton Holdings and opened in 1988. The construction of a airport Brisbane was done on residential suburb of crib island which was demolished to pave way for the new airport. The new facilities included two new independent terminals, freight apron, maintenance facilities, two runways with a parallel taxiway, new access roads and parking facilities, also a new 75m tall Control tower. The airport was acquired by a consortium of governmental and financial interest through privatization for 99 year lease.

Features

Airport Brisbane has two passenger terminals. International terminal was built in 1995 and has parking bays . With the expansion of the international terminal, there are 12 parking bays through the terminal, two for A380 and one rest single. International terminal has 4 levels, level 1 for airlines, baggage handlers and tourism, level 2 handles arrivals, level 3 houses the departures lounge and finally level 4 houses departure check-in. Airport Brisbane has Emirates Airline first class lounge. The terminal also features Air New Zealand and other lounges. This terminal also has a 5 storey, long-term car park and short term car park. There is also the Domestic Terminal which has three areas serving Qantas and Qantas link at the north end of the building and also Virgin Australia at the south end of the building. The Qantas concourse has nine bays served by aerobridges including one served by dual bridge. It also has three lounges, that is Qantas club, business class and chairman’s lounge. Remote bays are located at north and south of the building and at the central area. Airport Brisbane has four car parks operating 24 hours a day. A new car park is under construction and will provide an extra 5000 car spaces. The airport is served by two railway stations privately owned though the fares are more expensive. There is also inter-terminal bus connecting the two terminals and nearby shopping and Hotel.

Tips and comments

Airport Brisbane is among the top airports in the world today and the travelers can use it to connect to international flights. It has modern facilities and transport systems to get you to the Brisbane city.

By Wanjiku Njuguna, published at 04/06/2012
   Rating: 4/5 (11 votes)
About the Airport Brisbane. 4 of 5 based on 11 votes.

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