Upgrading Australia’s friendly airport

Brisbane first appeared in Issue 2 of Airports of the World 12 years ago. Since then the airport has become the jewel of Australia’s east coast, as Chris Frame discovers.


A Qantas Airbus A330 taxies away from the International Terminal – the airline’s first departure being to Tokyo Narita. (Brisbane Airport Corporation)

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is a major international hub and provides lifeblood to the Queensland economy. The facility, on the shores of Moreton Bay northeast of the city’s central business district, is known as Australia’s friendly airport thanks to the array of awards it has won for service quality over the past decade.

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