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November
2014
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Australia/Brisbane

BNE Keeps Leaders and Passengers On Time

Passengers using Brisbane Airport over the G20 period enjoyed minimal disruption to their travels despite the arrival and departure of more than 70 G20 aircraft.Julieanne Alroe, CEO and Managing Director for Brisbane Airport Corporation said her main goals for the G20 were to safely and efficiently handle the G20 aircraft and delegates; and to minimise disruption to the travelling public whilst making the G20 a fun event at the airport.

“I’m extremely proud that, with support from our partners from Airservices, Menzies Aviation, Customs and Immigration, the G20 Taskforce, Queensland Police Service, ISS Security Services, Corporate Protection Australia Group and the Australian Federal Police, we managed to achieve those goals,” Ms Alroe said.

“Brisbane Airport was one part of the enormous machine responsible for delivering an exceptional and safe experience for the world’s leaders, but as the first and last impression for those arriving and leaving the city we had a huge responsibility to get it right. The BAC team and various event partners most certainly achieved that.

“Ensuring business continued as usual at the airport, while providing a plethora of special arrangements for Heads of State and their delegations, was a very significant challenge but we are lucky enough to have some of the best in the business working together to deliver for everyone.

“This was only possible due to the extraordinary planning, attention to detail, communication and round the clock efforts of so many people who deserve the praise and thanks they have been receiving from across the city and around the world,” Ms Alroe said.

On time performance (OTP) for BNE throughout the G20 long weekend averaged 81.6 per cent despite the additional pressure on the system and poor weather conditions in southern capitals.