Brisbane's new runway is recognised as a key driver in the long term growth of Brisbane and Queensland by creating jobs, opportunities for new destinations and a greater choice of airlines.
At a total cost of $1.1 billion, it is one of the biggest aviation projects ever undertaken in Australia and has given Brisbane the most efficient runway system in the country.
Apart from the hundreds of construction jobs already created, by 2035, the runway will generate 7,800 new jobs and an additional $5 billion in annual economic benefit to the region. By effectively doubling capacity, it will enable continued growth bringing more flights, more choice and better service for all our business and leisure travel.
As one of the fastest growing airports in Australia, Brisbane is an important gateway to the rest of Queensland and Australia.