Brisbane Airport set to have its busiest day since that C word

Brisbane Airport set to have its busiest day since that C word

Today’s passenger forecast for Brisbane Airport is just in: 69,000 people are forecast to travel through the domestic and international terminal today, in the busiest BNE day since Queensland was plunged into lockdown.

The previous busiest post-pandemic day was last Friday, when 66,223 passed through both terminals.

“When Brisbane Airport is busy, Queensland’s tourism economy is busy, and that is great for jobs. And right now, the lure of our summer-like weather is magnetically attractive to southerners,” according to Stephen Beckett, Head of Public Affairs for Brisbane Airport Corporation.

For comparison, the pre-pandemic record for the greatest number of passengers stands at 83,867 which was set on 22 December 2017.

An influx of tourists is expected with school holidays starting in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, ACT, Northern Territory, and New Zealand which is Queensland’s largest overseas contributor of overseas visitor numbers.

“With so many people travelling this month, we’re recommending people arrive 90 minutes before domestic departures, and 3 hours prior for overseas travel, so that you build in a buffer to cope with busy roads, parking, terminals or delays to your taxi or rideshare.”

Passengers are also advised to book parking well in advance, with an increase in the number of people driving to the airport rather than catching taxis or rideshare.

For more travel tips to make your transit through Brisbane Airport hassle free visit here.

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