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Terminal - International




> Timing: Late 2016 to February 2018

> Investment: $73 million

> Construction jobs: 300


Record-breaking growth in international traveller numbers at BNE means we are continuing to improve and add to our award winning airport, transforming the travel experience for our passengers.


The $73 million expansion of the Brisbane International Terminal will result in an extra 13,500 square metres of space, six more boarding zones, two new walk-out gates and four new aerobridges all aimed at ensuring our passengers have a great experience at BNE.


Required to meet increased airline demand and help position BNE as the major gateway into Australia, Brisbane Airport’s new expanded International terminal will deliver:

• The capacity for airlines to increase scheduled services

• More boarding capacity for airlines

• Faster boarding time for passengers

• More efficiency for both arriving and departing aircraft


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Walk-out Gates 67-72


Gate 73


Gate 74 Southern windows


Gate 74


Level 1 Lounge for Gates 69-72




> Timing: October 2017 to January 2018

> Investment: $7 million

> Construction jobs: 50


The project is aimed at reducing minimum connection times between terminals, providing a positive experience for all transfer passengers and improving airline ability to manage the passenger journey.


When complete the project will provide the following benefits at the International Terminal (ITB):


• Redevelopment and upgrade of existing baggage handling systems at the ITB

• Increased processing capability at ITB Level 2 bag drop area

• New Transfer Check-in area on ITB Level 2 Arrivals

• Relocation of bus stops at ITB Level 2 to the north, avoiding cross paths of travel with other passengers

• More bus services during peak periods

• New passenger transfer way-finding signage across the end to end journey.


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>Timing: January 2015 to April 2018

> Investment: $12.6 million

> Construction jobs: 110


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is continuing to deliver world first technology with new self-service check-in and automatic bag drop (ABD) facilities at the International Terminal.


When complete, the $12.6 million project will deliver 96 new self-service kiosks and 32 new automatic bag drops to rows 2, 3, 8 and 9, resulting in quicker check-in for passengers and shorter queues.


The new self-service check-in kiosks were all installed by December 2016, with the final stage of the project, the automatic bag drops scheduled to run from January 2017 to April 2018.


Project Timing:

January to late March 2017: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 8

Mid April to late June 2017: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 2

Late September to late November 2017: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 3

Early February 2018 to April 2018: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 9




  • Timing: Completed

  • Investment: $45 million


Video of the project


Brisbane Airport Corporation’s $45 million International Terminal redevelopment was officially opened in October 2015 by The Hon. Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, following 18 months of round the clock construction works.


With the goal of breaking the usual ‘airport mould’ and creating a distinct space that differentiated Brisbane Airport from all others, the redevelopment has already been recognised with the Qld Property Council Award for Excellence in Design.


Elements of the redevelopment included; a new themed Departures lounge, incorporating a sense of place that is uniquely Brisbane; new walk through Duty Free stores for both Departures and Arrivals; new specialty retail and food and beverage outlets offering the best of local produce and products; improved way finding for passengers and unrivalled views of aviation activity on the tarmac.


Every part of the project was carefully designed to leverage the unique character of Brisbane, with a specific focus on Queensland’s enviable outdoor lifestyle and creating an environment that encapsulated the personality of Brisbane and Queensland.


Queensland artists were also selected to provide key pieces within the redevelopment and local materials were used for a variety of aspects to support Queensland and Australian suppliers.


The stunning fit out features locally sourced stone, timbers, fittings and plants which define dedicated dwell, work and relaxation areas.


International Terminal Redevelopment Project Details

• The redevelopment was rolled out over 18 months with 38 stages, working on multiple zones and different floors.

• 24 new retail tenancies were progressively opened during the works with more than 4,600m2 of additional retail space created.

• 7500m2 of new tiles were laid – equivalent to 1.5 football fields• All building materials (tiles, steel, concrete, sand etc.) were individually scanned at security before being taken into the secure zone.

• The biggest challenge was working in a ‘live’ 24/7 airport environment with approximately 7.5 million passengers coming through the terminal during the redevelopment.

• Works took place during the quiet times of the day, with major construction scheduled late at night and in the early morning so that disruption to travellers was minimal.

• There was no impact to the usual passenger check-in, screening and security processes.

• The team made a huge effort to ensure the terminal did not look like a construction site and, where possible, continued to look and feel like a fully operational terminal.

• It’s estimated that 750 people actively worked on the project over the 5 year period, including 100 BAC staff.


International Terminal Photos







  • Timing: Completed
  • Investment: $16 million (base build)

This exciting and complex redevelopment saw Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) reclaim and transform 1800m2 of  retail space on Level 4 landside of the International Terminal (ITB) and turn it into three modern Airline Lounges and Day Spa, in a newly created secure and sterile area accessible only from Level 3 airside.


Air New Zealand opened its brand new premium lounge in mid-March 2016, with 70% more space than the previous lounge, panoramic city views, as well as an enhanced food and beverage offering for nearly 200 customers.


Singapore Airlines officially opened a larger SilverKris lounge in May 2016, featuring tarmac views, seating for 80 guests including business pods, a dedicated dining area and a separate VIP area


Plaza Premium opened one of the largest independent lounges at any Australian airport in Junel, providing comfortable seating, F&B and Wi-Fi to passengers regardless of airline or class.


With an upgraded lobby, the new facilities are linked to Level 3 Departures via two newly installed escalators and a lift.


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