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December
2011
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Australia/Brisbane

Destination Brisbane Airport! Record Christmas crowds expected.

Travellers to Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal this holiday season should plan ahead and allow extra time to get to, and through, the airport.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) spokesperson Leonie Vandeven said with more than 100,000 people expected through the Domestic Terminal on 23-24 December alone, that travellers should take into account the increased traffic volumes and expect congestion at the airport.

“Just like shopping malls and supermarkets we’re expecting large crowds through our facilities this Christmas/New Year as people jet off for holidays or come to collect friends and relatives from the airport.

“With this in mind, BAC is putting into place a number of strategies including additional ground staff to manage traffic flow and mitigate the impacts of ongoing construction on passengers,” Ms Vandeven said.

To assist travellers, Brisbane Airport has also compiled some tips to get passengers swiftly to and through the airport these holidays:

* The T-Bus operates daily with trips every 20 min (10 mins during peak period), between the Domestic and International Terminals and Airport Village. For details please view the bus timetables online at www.bne.com.au, simply search ‘T-Bus’. The T-Bus service is also free when travelling between Airport Village and either of the terminals. When travelling between the Domestic and International Terminals the T-Bus service is free only when passengers show a valid parking ticket from the International Terminal car park.

Brisbane Airport looks forward to opening 5000 new spaces in the new state of the art multi-level car park early in the New Year along with additional roads at the terminal front and a covered ‘skywalk’ so passengers do not have to cross in front of traffic.

“Once complete, close to Easter, the new multi-level car park, road network and ‘skywalk’ will make a huge improvement in traffic circulation around the airport, however, until that time, people can expect congestion on the roads, particularly at peak times over the holidays,” Ms Vandeven said.

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