Free Temporary Waiting Car Park opens today

With record numbers expected over this year’s holiday period at Brisbane Airport, a free, temporary waiting parking area opens today at Brisbane Airport to alleviate traffic congestion in the Domestic Terminal precinct.

The Temporary Waiting Car Park will open from today until 4 January and is located in DFO’s front car park. The operating hours will be from 5am til 11pm to cover the busy peak morning and evening periods.

Brisbane Airport Corporation spokesperson, Rebecca Masci, said the temporary waiting car park will be ideal for people coming out to the airport to collect a passenger from the terminal.

“People can drive straight into the temporary waiting car park at the DFO, park for free for as long as they need, until their passenger calls to say they’re ready to be collected at the terminal,” Ms Masci said.

“This will save people the hassle of doing the loop around the Domestic Terminal roads, and will also hopefully free-up the precinct from ‘holiday’ traffic congestion. However, the existing car parks at the Domestic Terminal are still the best option for people who are parking and flying out of the airport, as the temporary car park will close each night. This new car park is only for people waiting temporarily to pick-up passengers.”

Additional signage and traffic management officers will also be placed around the airport precinct to help assist people and improve traffic flow.

Ms Masci said with such strong growth in the lead up to Christmas, record passenger numbers are expected during the holiday season at the Domestic Terminal, and people should allow extra time and plan ahead.

“We’re expecting record passengers this Christmas and the Domestic Terminal precinct is currently under construction, so people should be sure to add a half hour onto their travel time to the airport, and

visit www.bne.com.au before you fly to find out about the changes around precinct,” Ms Masci said.

Brisbane Airport has put together a number of hot tips to get you speedily through the airport this Christmas and onto your holiday destination as quickly and pain-free as possible.