Brisbane Named Best Airport In The Pacific

by Zac George
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Brisbane Airport has been named both the best airport and having the best airport staff in the Pacific region at the Skytrax award ceremony held in Amsterdam.

Overall the airport scored 16th in the best airports of the world, fantastic effort. As a comparison here are some other major Pacific airports and what they were scored:

  • Auckland Airport – 22nd
  • Sydney Airport – 23rd
  • Melbourne Airport -30th
  • Gold Coast Airport – 50th
  • Christchurch Airport 61st

The last few years have seen some major improvements from the airport, including their $45 million dollar International redevelopment.

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Brisbane International Terminal (Image – BAC)

Numerous lounge openings like the Plaza Premium LoungeQantas International lounge, renovated Virgin Australia lounge and very recently, the brand new Domestic Business Class lounge. Next up for the airport is the renovation of the Qantas Club and Chairmans Lounge.

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Qantas Brisbane International Lounge

The airport is currently building their $1.35 Billion dollar parallel runway which is set to open in 2020. The new runway will match the capacity of both Singapore and Hong Kong airport, crazy!

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Brisbane Airport Parallel Runway (Image – BAC)

As well as all of this, the airport has of course seen a massive increase in services from a bunch of carriers, as Brisbane is the gateway to Queensland. China Eastern started Shanghai servicesCathay is upping frequenciesand Malindo Air is starting services from March 31st. These are just a few examples, safe to say the airport is rapidly growing.

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China Eastern In Brisbane

As Brisbane is my home airport I truly do believe they fully deserve the award. The airport is getting extremely modern with brand new facilities always opening up.

I also definitely also think they have the best staff in the Pacific region, I work with the airport often and absolutely love working with them. Everyone seems to love their jobs and it’s evident in the way they do their jobs.

Congratulations to Brisbane Airport, well deserved!

Featured Image – BAC

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markj March 17, 2017 - 12:13 am

Transferring from domestic to international or vice versa I would not give Brisbane a very high vote. Surprised it is so highly rated.

Zac George March 17, 2017 - 12:17 am

I do agree with you on the transfer, it’s something that could be fixed.

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