Brisbane Airport to Begin Terminal Upgrade in April

17 March 2010 (Last Updated March 17th, 2010 18:30)

Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia, will begin constructing its new domestic airport terminal in April. The terminal expansion will be the second and third in a five-stage plan to upgrade Brisbane's domestic airport, at a cost of $500m, according to brisbanetimes.com.au. <

Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia, will begin constructing its new domestic airport terminal in April.

The terminal expansion will be the second and third in a five-stage plan to upgrade Brisbane's domestic airport, at a cost of $500m, according to brisbanetimes.com.au.

The new terminal will help the airport to cater for increased passenger numbers, which are expected to rise from 14.8 million in 2009 to almost 33.3 million by 2028-29.

The terminal upgrade will turn the horseshoe-shaped domestic airport hub, now used by Jetstar and regional airlines, into a circular shape.

The upgrade will increase the number of passenger gates from two to seven, and provide space for two extra aircraft to unload and receive passengers at the airport.

It will also allow space for extra food and beverage outlets, airline offices and other services.

Brisbane Airport will also begin work on a new 5,000-space car park in April.