Brisbane Airport gearing up for huge increase in flights as borders re-open
Brisbane Airport has been the busiest airport in the country during the pandemic, with the aviation industry gearing up as borders re-open next week.
Brisbane Airport Corporation general manager Jim Parashos said they were “absolutely ready” as the borders open to Sydneysiders and Victorians from December 1.
“Probably a little known fact is that despite 2020 being a very difficult year with COVID-19, in recent months, Brisbane Airport has been the busiest airport in Australia,” he said.
“We are looking forward to the influx of visitors as the borders re-open.”
With the border reopening, the Brisbane-Sydney flights will increase five-fold to 25 flights per day, while the Sydney-Melbourne route will increase ten-fold to more than 20 flights a day.
“Yesterday was one of the most exciting, most welcome days for anyone in the aviation, tourism, hospitality industries,” Mr Parashos said.
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