Canberra (CBR) Airport
Canberra CBR Airport Overview
Canberra is Australia's largest inland city, located at the northern end of ACT - 280 km SW of Sydney -with a population of 360,000.
CBR Airport is located 7.4 km southeast of Canberra and is directly accessible via National Route Alt 23 or Pialligo Ave. It can also be accessed from the nearby Business Park via Tysen Drive. Coming from Canberra, take the Morshead Rd. SE (pass three roundabouts); continue unto Palligo Av.; then take Airtourer Rd left, Genairco St. right, and continue to Terminal Circuit.
With two runways and an estimated yearly passenger count of 3.7M, Canberra Airport is served by domestic airlines Qantas & Virgin Austrilia, offering direct & connections flights to destinations around the world.
The new state-of-the-art passenger terminal at Canberra Airport officially opened April 2014 and is open 5am until 30 mins after last flight of the day. The Customer Service Team can be contacted for assistance at 02 6275 2226; for recorded message call +(61 2) 6275 2236.
The Terminal occupies 55,000 sq.meters of space, has 44 check-in counters, large baggage handling system, 4 baggage carousels, expanded security screening area, ten new glass-enclosed & air-conditioned boarding bridges, leather seating in the departure lounges, a large club lounge and new food & drink & retail concessions. It is separated by the Atrium in the center (a three-level glass facade), into South and East Concourses (also referred to as Concourse Terminals). The carbon-friendly terminal features terrazzo flooring, glass walls, color-coded signage guiding passengers through arrivals & departures, business lounges with views; taxi rank waiting area with TV; and new Art. Additionally, it has a new aircraft apron, multi-level car parks, indoor taxi rank & a dual-lane axial roadway.
As part of the third & final stage of terminal development, the following 3 projects will be undertaken: Opening more shops and food & drink outlets according to demand; adding a business center with private desks & seating and mobile device charging station; and adding a Kids' play area.
Commencement of international air service is only a matter of time now, and the terminal will include customs, immigration & quarantine facilities, as well as transit lounges, bagggage screening, processing & collection points, currency exchange & duty-free stores. Two of the 14 boarding gates will initially be decidated to international flights, and another 6 gates can be added, as needed.
Qantas - tel. 13 13 13 or visist: qantas.com.au , and
Virgin Australia - tel. 13 67 89 or visit: irginaustralia.com.au
Current & future Airport Developments: A new 4.5-star, 7-level Vibe Hotel with 191 rooms, will be built next to the new passenger terminal. Stage 3 of the terminal development is ongoing (see above) and further international enhancements may be made in the future.