Brisbane Airport is situated at the mouth of the Brisbane River adjacent to the seaport.
Brisbane Airport operates 24 hours per day. There is no curfew at Brisbane Airport, however, noise abatement procedures are used to reduce the impact of aircraft operations on residential areas, especially at night (10pm – 6am). The federal government initiated a review of the curfew arrangements at Brisbane Airport in 2013. The review found that the establishment of curfew restrictions was not the appropriate policy response for the management of aircraft noise impacts in Brisbane and recommended other measures. The federal government accepted these recommendations. Read the review report on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s website.
Planning for a second parallel runway started more than 20 years ago and the footprint for it has appeared in Brisbane street directories for at least six years. The new runway will be located two kilometres west of and parallel to the existing main runway (01/19). The new parallel runway is expected to be operational by 2020. Brisbane Airport has an interactive Discovery Centre on its website which provides information about possible future flight paths. The airspace and flight path design is underway but will not be completed for some years yet.
Our easy-to-understand booklet, Guide to our operations, provides explanation about how air traffic control works and insights into everyday occurrences at airports.
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