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Brisbane Airport (IATA:
BNE, ICAO: YBBN) is located in the Brisbane suburb of
Eagle Farm, Queensland, Australia.
Brisbane Airport has an International
Terminal, a Domestic Terminal and a cargo terminal. Both
of the passenger terminals have a number of shops and
The airport won Best Privatised Airport
of 2005 by the International Air Transport Association
IATA. A $280 million dollar upgrade is in the beginning-execution
stages at the International Terminal. Brisbane's $400
million parallel runway project is close to a reality
after a dramatic rise in passenger numbers over the last
3 years. Annual passenger numbers in Brisbane are expected
to reach more than 22 million by 2012 and more than 35
million by 2023.
Brisbane Airport is accessible
by road from Brisbane's Gateway Motorway and from the
city, and by rail using the AirTrain service that is linked
to the area's commuter system. A new Airport Link motorway
is planned to connect the Brisbane CBD and airport.
Brisbane's original main airport was
Archerfield aerodrome to the south-west of the CBD. A
smaller airstrip existed at Eagle Farm, which was where
the Southern Cross first landed in Australia after its
trans-Pacific flight in 1928. During the Second World
War Brisbane was the headquarters of the Supreme Commander
of Allied forces in the South West Pacific Area, General
Douglas MacArthur. The United States armed forces considerably
upgraded Eagle Farm airfield to cater for military flights.
After the war this became Brisbane's main civilian airport
with many of the original hangers used as passenger and
freight terminals, up to the 1980s.
By the 1970s it was clear that the facilities
at Eagle Farm were inadequate for a city of Brisbane's
size and anticipated growth. The Federal Government announced
the construction of a new airport to be built immediately
north of Eagle Farm. The new airport was built on the
former Brisbane residential suburb of Cribb Island that
was demolished to make way for the airport. Large amounts
of sand were pumped from nearby Moreton Bay to bring much
of the swampy land above the range of tides.
In 1995 the Australian Federal Government
announced it would be selling its airports around Australia.
The airport was acquired on a 50 year lease by a consortium
of governmental and financial interests led by Amsterdam
Schiphol Airport, which now holds the management contract
for the facility. In line with Schiphol's overall policy,
Brisbane Airport is now at the heart of a master-planned
"Airport City" development and a partner in
the Australia TradeCoast economic development zone.
Proposals to build a parallel runway
eventually (when it is necessary) have been the subject
of controversy led by some local politicians. This was
a key element of the airport's Master Plan, approved by
the Australian Government in 2003. Under federal law,
developments at major Australian airports do not require
approval by local or state planning authorities. [citation
needed] An Airport Link motorway
has been proposed to allieviate congestion on airport
approach roads and nearby suburbs.
Infomration courtesy of Wikipedia
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