• Virgin Australia opens new Brisbane lounge, Premium Entry

    Virgin Australia’s much-loved Premium Entry concept is now available at Brisbane Airport, along with an expanded and significantly overhauled domestic lounge. Premium Entry serves as a fast-track straight from Brisbane's valet parking area into the lounge via private and dedicated security...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2015 17 Comments

  • China Airlines ramps up Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights

    China Airlines is boosting its Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights over the peak Australian summer travel period, while at the same time launching new Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch services. From December 5 2015 through to February 28 2016, the Taiwanese airline will fly from Brisbane to both Taipe...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2015 4 Comments

  • Travel tip: save 5-15% on Airtrain fares to Brisbane Airport

    Whether you’re living in Brisbane or landing into Queensland’s largest airport as a visitor, you can now save 5-15% on your Airtrain tickets by booking them online or by following a link through the Airtrain iPhone app. On the day of travel or the day prior the savings come in at 5%;...

    POSTED 28 May, 2015 5 Comments

  • Virgin Australia opens next stage of expanded Brisbane lounge

    Virgin Australia's lounge improvement works in Brisbane are in full swing with the airline quietly opening the second stage of its expanded home hub lounge. Greeting travellers is a brand new entrance to the right of the one it replaces...... joined by a new reception desk and a time-saving self...

    POSTED 26 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • First photos: Virgin Australia

    The first stage of the long-awaited expansion to Virgin Australia’s Brisbane Airport lounge is now complete, providing travellers with considerably more elbow room during peak times. Stretching out in a newly-built space over the airline’s valet area, the wall nearest the restrooms h...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2015 5 Comments

  • Korean Air: new business, first class on Sydney, Brisbane flights

    SkyTeam member Korean Air is now flying its new business class Prestige Suites from Seoul to both Sydney and Brisbane, giving business travellers more space to work during the day and a fully-flat bed in the evenings for a well-rested journey. Also in for an upgrade: the first class suites &nd...

    POSTED 7 Apr, 2015 8 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport takes overseas outgoing passenger cards digital

    Jetsetters departing from Brisbane International Airport no longer need to complete handwritten outgoing passenger cards thanks to a new ‘digital departure card’ feature in the BNE Airport iPhone and Android apps. Passengers travelling with any airline simply open the app, click &lsq...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2015 21 Comments

  • Australian eGate departure trial proves a real time-saver

    Lengthy queues at outbound passport control in Australia’s major airports will soon be a thing of the past, with Customs’ new eGate trial already saving Brisbane travellers valuable time when crossing the border. Currently available to passengers bound for Los Angeles with Qantas or ...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2015 26 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport gives delayed travellers free coffee, Tim Tams during the G20

    With the G20 proceedings kicking off this week, Brisbane Airport is handing out free Tim Tams and coffee vouchers to travellers that may be delayed by the arrival or departure of government aircraft. The flights most likely to run behind schedule are those taking off or touching down this Thursd...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2014 9 Comments

  • New hotels for travellers to Brisbane

    Planning a business trip to the Sunshine State? Visitors to Brisbane are about to be spoilt for hotel choices over the coming years, with several global brands and chains expanding their existing networks by opening their first Brisbane hotels. Included on that list is Starwood with the newly-op...

    POSTED 11 Nov, 2014 5 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport serves up 'Big Obama' hamburger

    US President Barack Obama flies into Brisbane Airport on Air Force One for the G20 Summit on Saturday November 15, but his touchdown has been preceded by the arrival of the Big Obama hamburger. This mega-burger is now being served at airport eatery Windmill & Co at the international ter...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2014 1 Comment

  • Brisbane Airport to get two new on-site hotels

    Brisbane Airport is gearing up for two new on-site hotels from the Accor family – a five-star Pullman, and a 3.5-star Ibis property. The $150 million project also includes a new Brisbane Airport Conference & Meeting Centre, a different proposition to simply meeting in an airport lounge...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • EVA Air boosts Brisbane-Taipei flights

    EVA Air is set to boost its Brisbane-Taipei flights over the peak travel period in the Australian summer. From December 11 2014 through to January 29 2015, the Taiwanese airline will fly from Brisbane to Taipei on Thursdays – an increase to its current Wednesday and Saturday flights. In t...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2014 1 Comment

  • Gourmet burgers, upscale bar & grill to boost Brisbane Airport

    A burger joint born and bred in Brisbane and a bar and grill inspired by Queensland’s oldest building are among the new retailers to anchor the redeveloped international terminal at Brisbane Airport. Burger Urge, a business started just over a decade ago in inner-city New Farm will provide...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2014 1 Comment

  • Australian airports are rated poorly, Sydney the worst says ACCC

    The ACCC’s latest Airport Monitoring Report shows a sizeable increase in passenger numbers across Sydney, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Brisbane and Perth airports, but only a marginal improvement in service standards across the board. Collating survey data from passengers, airlines and border ...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2014 6 Comments

  • Monorail on the cards for Brisbane Airport

    An inter-terminal monorail is on the cards for Brisbane Airport, with the proposed transport system part of the 2014 Master Plan released today. Operating to transfer passengers between domestic and international flights, the proposed monorail line also links to the Skygate shopping district &nd...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2014 25 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport's cheapest car parking

    Looking for the best deal on a car parking spot at Brisbane Airport? We've surveyed the car park companies and crunched the numbers to reveal the cheapest short-term and long-term rates, from a single day to five days and beyond, for both domestic and international travellers. Your first choice...

    POSTED 25 Mar, 2014 2 Comments

  • Singapore travellers slugged by Qantas cutbacks

    Travellers to Singapore will be hardest hit by cuts to the Qantas network announced today. The QF5/6 and QF51/52 flights from Sydney and Brisbane to the Asian hub will be downgraded from Boeing 747 jumbo jets to Airbus A330 aircraft by September this year, while Perth will lose its daily Singapo...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2014 12 Comments

  • Qantas chases sale of Sydney, Melbourne airport terminals

    Qantas remains in discussions to sell its lease on domestic terminals at Sydney and Melbourne airports in a move which could raise as much as $650 million. The airline has already agreed to hand its long-term Brisbane Airport terminal lease back to Brisbane Airport Corporatio...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qantas to sell Brisbane Airport terminal lease for $112 million

    Qantas will sell its long-term Brisbane Airport terminal lease back to Brisbane Airport Corporation for $112 million in the first of a series of fund-raising moves to be announced later today. Qantas holds a 31 year lease on the northern end of the Domestic Terminal at Brisbane Airport whic...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2014 2 Comments

  • Boeing 787-9 begins heat stress tests in Australian outback

    Boeing's 787-9 will spend this week basking under the intense Australian sun as the aircraft undergoes gruelling 'hot weather' testing – a necessary step before the long-range Dreamliner is certified for use by airlines. The special test plane – the second of only three 787...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2014 4 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport releases free Android app

    Brisbane Airport's new Android app is now ready for free download from the Google Play app store. Just like its iPhone sibling, the Android app helps you look up information for flight arrivals and departures; track specific flights with alerts on boarding and gates changes; book parking for you...

    POSTED 16 Dec, 2013 0 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport gets $45m 'tropical terminal' makeover

    Brisbane Airport's international terminal is set for a $45 million facelift inspired by 'tropical outdoor living'. That means high vaulted ceilings, wooden decking, water features, natural light flooding into the terminal and plenty of greenery – mostly live trees, ferns and shrubs but als...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2013 7 Comments

  • Qantas remains cool on Brisbane Airport second runway

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has likened Brisbane Airport Corporation's request for up-front funding for a second runway to Apple asking customers to pay now for an iPhone 10 which they wouldn't actually get for years to come. "That's like Apple asking you, its customers ... you get an iPhone10 maybe i...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2012 3 Comments


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