2017 Buildings


Pre-booked Buildings Brisbane Airport

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11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport HQ


SATURDAY ONLY // Pre-booked behind the scenes bus tours and general access to Plane Spotters Area 6am to 6pm


Domestic Terminal: Dept of Housing and Construction // International Terminal: Bligh Voller (architectural Consultant) with Lend Lease Design Group

Year Built

1995 (current location): International terminal // 1988: Domestic terminal

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the largest capital city airport in Australia and the third busiest by passenger numbers (nearly 23 million last year). BNE has two major terminals for 31 airlines flying to 80 destinations in Australia and round the world. Each day around 600 flights take off or touch down, carrying more than 61,500 passengers. 

Brisbane’s main runway is 3.6kms long, 45m wide and accommodates all sizes of passenger aircraft, including the A380. Aircraft parking areas are substantial, with capacity for 129 aircraft of varying sizes. 

Recent refurbishment of Domestic Terminal has exposed the original internal domed roof line restoring the building’s architectural integrity and flooding the Terminal with natural light. From the tarmac at the International Terminal passengers can glimpse the 750m “Sensory Hug” artwork by the late Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori.

Voted ‘Best Airport in the World (Australia/Pacific)’ 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

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Identification requirements required to confirm booking. For more information on Plane Spotters Area visit www.bne.com.au/corporate/about-us/community/plane-spotters

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