Brisbane (BNE) Airport

Brisbane BNE Airport Overview

Brisbane Airport BAC is Australia's third-busiest airport, serving Queensland and its captial city Brisbane.  In 2013, Skytrax voted it as being 'Third in the world for airports in the 20-30M passenger category,  and 'Second Best Regional Airport in the Australia/Pacific category.

BAC Airport is located in Brisbane's suburb - 13 km or a 20-minute drive from the central district of Brisbane - and is accessible via the Gateway Motorway & the new Airport Link, as well as by Airtrain rail service.  A new 7 km toll road now connects the Airpot to the iner city bypass, reducing time during rush hours by 20 mins.
Brisbane Airport is only a 75-minute drive from the Gold Coast, and 1 hr & 45 mins from the Sunshine Coast (bit add extra time to peak hours). The Information desks in both terminals can help you map out the best routes.

Serving over 20 million passengers per year,  Brisbane Airport is hub for Virgin Blue, the low-cost subsidiary of Pacific Blue Airlines, and secondary hub for Qantas and its low-cost subsidiary Jetstar.  The Airport is served by national & international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the world.
Aeropelican is now offering three daily flights into the important Narrabri regional center for mining, gas & cotton, while Qantas flies to Dallas Fort Worth and Los Angeles.  QantasLink is gateway to regional Queensland areas. 

The on-Airport new 6-level Novotel Brisbane Airport Hotel is located next to the International Terminal  and is accessible by Airtrain or shuttle bus located between the terminals. 

Brisbane Airport has two passenger terminals – Domestic (DT) & International (IT).   To connect between the terminals you can take the TBus or the Airtrain
Pickup/Dropoff changes: Those picking up a passenger at Domestic Terminal can now park for free up to 20 mins in the 'Public Pick-up Waiting Area' in front of the terminal, connected by covered Skywalk.  The Road in front of the Terminal is now used for drop-off only!
Rental Cars at Brisbane Airport: Six major rental car agency desks are located in each of the terminals: in the Domestic Terminal on level 1, and in the International terminal on level 2.

Present and future Airport developments:  Within the next nine years BrisbaneAirport is investing over $2B for upgrading infrastructure & airfield,  adding new runway, redeveloping the International Terminal, and upgrading access road and other facilities.
    1. Stage one of the International Terminal redevelopment: Current Stage 2 involves involves redesign of levels 2 & 3 for added seating space, rest areas, specialty retail stores, and construction of new JR Duty Free walk-through store. Retailers started to move in in April 2014, while the entire project is to be completed by mid-2015.
    2. Furthermore, Virgin Australia’s facilities and support development of critical airport infrastructure will be significantly enhanced, including major upgrades of the Domestic Terminal's area leased by Virgin Australia, an expanded lounge, new gate lounges for  ATR turboprop operations, expanded terminal seating areas and added airbridge gates for wide-body Airbus A330. Part of the agreement also includes ongoing runway access & support for a new parallel runway.

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