Brisbane Airport Unveils International Terminal Redevelopment

(Photo: Brisbane Airport Corporation)

(Photo: Brisbane Airport Corporation)
(Photo: Brisbane Airport Corporation)
Brisbane Airport’s (IATA: BNE) AUS$45 million International Terminal redevelopment was officially opened on October 28 by The Hon Warren Truss MP, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, following 18 months of round the clock construction works.
Julieanne Alroe, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director said the unveiling marked a significant milestone in the terminal’s 20 year history with the refurbishment putting Brisbane International on the map as one of the most beautiful in the world, while establishing a global benchmark for design.
“This project has been a labour of love for everyone who has worked on it over the last few years, helping to create a truly unique gateway to Queensland.
“Everything we set out to achieve was accomplished to the highest quality, all while working within a secure terminal which continued to operate 24/7.
“This project was completed on time and on budget without any major disruptions to passengers or operations due to a focused and collaborative approach by all.
“Everyone associated with the project from the architects and designers, contractors, retailers, project managers, operations team and tenants are to be commended. Not one detail has been overlooked and the result is outstanding.
“I’d also like to thank our passengers who have been very patient and understanding during this long build,” Ms Alroe said.
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. The facility is due to gain three new passenger lounges next year.