Monday 30 October 2023

Brisbane Airport prepares for significant growth

Brisbane Airport is preparing to get its northern winter season underway, offering growth between the 29th of October and the 1st of December.

The airport will be receiving several brand-new services by airlines locally as well as further afield around the world.

The following new services will deliver an extra 1.3m international seats in and out of Brisbane Airport over the next 12 months:
  • 29th of October: Qantas commencing 3 services per week to Honiara (Solomon Islands)
  • 29th of October: Qantas commencing 7 services per week to Wellington.
  • 29th of October: United Airlines increasing San Francisco service to daily.
  • 30th of October: Jetstar commencing 5 services per week to Tokyo (Narita)
  • 30th of October: Rex commencing 7 services per week to Adelaide
  • 1st of November: China Eastern commencing 3 services per week from Shanghai, rising to seasonal daily from the 11th of December
  • 18th of November: China Southern commencing 4 services per week from Guangzhou, rising to seasonal daily from the 11th of December
  • 1st of December: United Airlines commencing 4 services per week from Los Angeles
These new routes are expected to take Brisbane Airport from 81% of pre-pandemic capacity to 90%.
Commenting on this was Ryan Both, the Executive General Manager for the airport:

“This is a boost for the state’s tourism economy. We know when Brisbane Airport is busy, Queensland is busy, and things are about to step up a notch,”

“We’re excited about the return of the first tourists flying direct from mainland China to Queensland.”

“The restart of China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines to Brisbane signals the return of what was Queensland’s most lucrative tourism market, one that delivers thousands of jobs to the economy.”

“We also celebrate United Airlines significantly boosting flights to Brisbane. It was exactly 12 months ago that United launched 3 flights per week from San Francisco to Brisbane with the help of Queensland’s Attracting Aviation Investment Fund.”

“Now this will become a daily service, and United will also add Los Angeles as a destination in time for Christmas.”

“This really demonstrates the success of the Queensland Government and airports joint initiative to kick-start and grow new services to boost the state’s visitor economy.”

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