Brisbane Airport is expecting it’s second busiest day since the start of the pandemic today.
Brisbane Airport Corporation anticipates 57,000 passengers will pass through its domestic and international terminals.
Spokesman Stephen Beckett explains: “The high numbers are due to a combination of factors including southern states being on school holidays, a FIFO workforce shift change, people leaving the V8s in Townsville, the usual Monday business travelers heading to Sydney and Melbourne, and the first arrivals for the State of Origin.
“From an international perspective, 75% of all international arrivals in Queensland come through Brisbane so when it gets busy that’s excellent for hospitality and tourism jobs right across the state.”
He urges domestic travelers to be inside the terminals at least 90 minutes ahead of their scheduled flight time.
Mr Beckett told the Courier Mail: “We’re getting people through security in about 15-20 minutes, so it’s flowing quite nicely, but congestion is not always at the airport itself.”
“We’re getting advice that people are being caught short in their trips to the airport as well.”
“We recommend they pre-book taxis, Ubers and their airport parking online to avoid being late or potentially miss their flight.”
“If you miss your flight, these planes are so full, you may not be put on the next one, you may be waiting a long time.”
It’s expected Brisbane’s airport numbers will again rise significantly later in the week after the State of Origin and as southern visitors return home from their school holidays.