Brisbane Airport's international terminal has officially reopened following a $45 million refurbishment.
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the upgrades will help secure Brisbane Airport as one of Australia's busiest gateways.
“Brisbane Airport currently services almost 30 international destinations, more than 40 domestic destinations and supports the movement of some 22 million passengers,” Truss said.
“Brisbane Airport Corporation forecasts that by 2033–34, some 12 million passengers will pass through this international terminal—more than doubling current numbers.”
More than 4,500 square metres of additional retail and lounge space has been created for passengers.
The airport upgrade has drawn extensively on the skills of the local community, with an estimated 750 people having worked on the project.
“I am particularly pleased by airport's use of local talent and expertise in designing the terminal upgrade, which incorporates Queensland and Australian materials wherever possible, as well as artwork from local artists,” he said.
“The refurbishment of the international terminal, as well as this $16 million upgrade, will help to ensure that Brisbane Airport continues to be an important driver for the state’s economy for years to come.”
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