Brisbane Airport BNE Issue 3 - page 7

Brisbane Airport News
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Want 30 minutes free parking?
In a bid to ease congestion along the passenger Pick-Up/Drop-Off Road at the Domestic
Terminal, BAC has created a Pick-Up Waiting Area off Dryandra Road. The special parking zone
allows drivers 30 minutes free parking to wait before driving around to collect arriving passengers
at the Pick-Up/Drop-Off Road, helping to keep traffic from blocking the road and providing a
safe area for vehicles to wait. Just follow the signs along Moreton Drive on the approach to the
Domestic Terminal. Brightly coloured flags at intervals along the Pick-Up/Drop-Off Road also
now make it easier to find arriving passengers (also see page 39). They can simply let you know
the coloured flag closest to where they are standing, making connections quicker.
Records topple at
Brisbane terminals
• A record 21.8 million passengers
travelled through Brisbane Airport in
2013, 330,400 more than in 2012.
• 213,500 of those passengers were
international travellers.
• A record 1.5 million passengers passed
through the Domestic Terminal in
October 2013.
• Busiest day on record at the International
Terminal was 22 December 2013.
• Largest visitor increases in 2013 came
from Indonesia (23.5 per cent),
Singapore (17.8 per cent), Hong Kong
(15.8 per cent), China (10.7 per cent).
BAC is investing $45 million to redevelop
its International Terminal (see story
page 8) and airlines are increasing
capacity, boosting flight frequency,
introducing new services and upgrading
aircraft to meet demand.
Tigerair base at BNE
From March Tigerair Australia will operate
new aircraft and new routes from a dedicated
base at Brisbane Airport, creating more than
100 new local jobs and boosting the city’s
budget travel options. The new base will be
home to two new A320 Airbus aircraft and
fares will regularly be on sale on the new
routes flying direct to Cairns, Darwin and
Adelaide. According to Tigerair Australia
CEO Rob Sharp, 59 per cent of the airline’s
capacity will touchdown in Queensland from
April this year, aided by increased services
between Brisbane and Sydney and Brisbane
and Melbourne.
risbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has opened two new bikeway connections giving cyclists
better access to the airport precinct from the local bikeway network. One links with the
Moreton Bay Bikeway and connects with the cycle path to Skygate via the Charlie Earp Bridge.
The second extends from Lakeside Drive to 9th Avenue at Skygate giving better access to the new Golf
Central complex, DFO and childcare facilities. Over two years BAC has invested about $2.5 million
in new bikeway links and it is working with Brisbane City Council and the Queensland government
towards a new connection to the southbound Moreton Bay Bikeway linking with the Gateway Bridge.
new bikeway links
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