6pm Wednesday - Brisbane Airport open throughout the night
12 January 2011
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is confident the airport will now stay open throughout the night.
The drainage system has been effective in ensuring Brisbane Airport is able to continue operating normally, and it currently has additional capacity for further water level increases.
BAC will continue to monitor water levels on the hour every hour, and water pumps have been deployed across the airfield to be used if necessary.
Both Domestic and International Terminals are operating with flights expected to be landing and departing on schedule throughout the day.
Although aircraft are still able to fly in and out of Brisbane Airport, passengers should contact their airlines direct for further information on changes to flight schedules.
Public transport to and from Brisbane Airport is available but limited. Airtrain Gold Coast service is still running but only to Yeerongpilly. There is no alternative transport from this point and passengers need to find alternative means of transport to their own way to their destination.
All Translink/Airtrain services are free from now onwards. There will be another update in regards to Airtrain in the morning. Coachtrans night time services for Wednesday are cancelled. For further information on public transport options, visit www.translink.com.au.
Roads on the Brisbane Airport precinct are currently open and are expected to remain open throughout the night. Toll roads, including the Gateway Bridge, are now free and will be until further notice. For roads surrounding the airport precinct which may be impacted by floods, please visit www.131940.qld.gov.au.
BAC would like to notify Brisbane residents that the airport is not a designated evacuation centre.
Designated evacuation centres are located at ANZ QEII Stadium on Kessells Road, Nathan and RNA Showgrounds at Bowen Hills. For more information, phone Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888.
Brisbane Airport will continue to update its operations on the website www.bne.com.au as the week progresses.