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Brisbane Airport Information

Brisbane Airport, known by the airport code BNE, is among the busiest in Australia with more than 20 million passengers served each year. The airport provides the only commercial air services to the Brisbane, Australia, area serving both domestic and international routes. The airport typically sees about 5,000 passengers per hour.

The area was first used for aircraft about 1925 and was known as Archerfield Airport at that time. The airport saw extensive expansion during World War II when Brisbane served as headquarters for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's command in the south Pacific. The airport began civilian operations after World War II and has undergone extensive changes and expansions since.

Travelers at the Brisbane Airport utilize one of two terminals. The international terminal, designated the I Terminal, serves as the gates for flights originating or destined for locations outside Australia. This terminal is busy with flights to destinations around the Pacific. The other terminal, designated D Terminal, serves as the center for flights within Australia. The D Terminal also includes remote locations used for non-jet aircraft used by regional air carriers. In total, the terminals offer 63 gates and 11 baggage claim areas.

Travelers have several options for ground transportation from the airport to Brisbane. The Airport Rail Line has stops at both the I and D terminals and offers service to Brisbane. Shuttle buses and taxis are other options. Many Brisbane residents drive to the airport, which also furnishes secured parking areas. Surface transportation to and from the airport will be enhanced by the Airport Link. The network of roads and tunnels is designed to accommodate traffic between the airport and Brisbane.

Two runways provide space for arriving and departing aircraft at Brisbane Airport. Runway 1 is just less than 12,000 feet long while Runway 2 is only 5,700 feet long. An additional runway parallel to Runway 1 is in the planning stages. This runway would not be operational until 2020 at the earliest.

Airfreight is also a major part of the operation at Brisbane Airport. Freight handling facilities include bonded and secured storage, livestock handling, inspection services, and standard warehouse space. The facilities have a storage capacity of about 350,000 tons. Passenger terminal space constructed in 1975 was repurposed as a freight terminal when new passenger terminals were constructed.

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