Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited (BAC), the operator of Brisbane Airport (BNE), is a proud, private, un-listed Queensland company, employing thousands of Queenslanders and creating economic opportunities for the state and city of Brisbane equating to more than $4 billion annually.
Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, BNE has two major Terminals accommodating 32 airlines flying to 80 domestic and international destinations. It is a suburb in its own right, the largest capital city airport in Australia by land size (2,700 hectares) and the third-largest airport in Australia by passenger numbers with nearly 22.9 million passengers travelling through the airport in FY17.
While maintaining our vision for BNE to be world best and the preferred choice for passengers, airlines, business and the community, BAC manages the airport with a strong focus on community, sustainability, education, knowledge and economic growth, adopting world-leading technologies, systems and practices. Through this approach, BAC has created a prosperous airport business community within a sustainable environment; developing BNE as a premier gateway airport and a major multimodal transport hub.
Around 480 businesses are located at BNE, servicing a diverse range of industries offering services such as freight and aircraft handling, warehousing, transport and communications, manufacturing, research, property and infrastructure development, education and training, recreation, tourism, accommodation, leisure and retail. Collectively these businesses employ more than 23,000 people, a number expected to exceed 50,000 (the size of a regional town) by 2034.
With passenger numbers forecast to more than double by 2034, since FY12 BAC has invested $1.6 billion building critical infrastructure, with a further $2.2 billion worth of infrastructure to be delivered between FY17 – FY21.
Projects to be delivered include a new runway, new multi-level car park and walkway facilities, road Terminal expansions, Terminal redevelopments, new apron and taxiways, road and cycling path upgrades and a number of new commercial buildings.
BNE is consistently recognised as a leading airport including being voted the ‘Best Airport in Australia/Pacific’ 2016 and 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, achieving 4th for ‘Best Airports in the World’ (servicing 20-30 million passengers) and is currently ranked 16th in the ‘World’s Top 100 Airports’ list.
BNE was also named ‘Australasia’s Leading Airport’ in the 2016 World Travel Awards and ‘Capital City Airport of the Year’ two years running (2014 and 2015) in the Australian Airports Association National Awards. In addition, BNE has been rated Australia’s No. 1 airport for quality of service for 13 years consecutive years in the ACCC Airport Monitoring Report.
By 2034, Brisbane Airport is expected to contribute $8.2 billion to the Queensland economy each year and $13.4 billion to the Australian economy annually.