Sun-seeking Aussies Jet Off

New post-pandemic record at Brisbane's International Airport

A new post-pandemic record will be set at Brisbane’s International Airport this weekend with almost 10,500 passengers expected to pass through the terminal tomorrow (Sunday).  

The positive trend in passenger numbers at Brisbane Airport is a welcome sign that international travel is back on people’s wish list.

 Brisbane Airport Corporation spokesperson Stephen Beckett said that up to 30,000 people would pass through the international terminal between Friday and Sunday (8-10 July 2022).

“It looks like Aussies are dusting off their passports, with many jetting off for a European summer.” 

“Other top international destinations for Australian’s include Bali and Fiji” he said.

“And in good news for Queensland’s tourism recovery, we are welcoming a growing number of international visitors to the State, with the numbers split about 50:50 between arriving and departing passengers.”

“More than 75% of Queensland’s international visitors come through Brisbane Airport, so the busier we are, the better it is for the State’s tourism and hospitality businesses who’ve done it so tough for the last two and a half years.”

On the domestic front people are escaping the cold snap with Cairns, Townsville, Proserpine and the Whitsunday’s particularly popular at the moment.

“This week is going to be especially busy at Brisbane’s Domestic Terminal as Queenslanders return home from school holidays, and visitors from other state’s commence their holiday period.”

Add on top Queensland’s jam-packed sporting and event program which includes:

  •  Wallabies v England at Suncorp Stadium (Sat 9 July)
  • NTI Townsville 500 V8s (8-10 July)
  • State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium (Wed 13 July)
  • Queensland Champions Cup: Aston Villa v Leeds at Suncorp Stadium (Sun 17 July).