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A Year In Review

2011 was another busy year for Brisbane Airport. Significant developments and achievements during the reporting period include:

July 2010

  • BAC opens Australia's first Airport Experience Centre, providing information on Brisbane Airport's operations and proposed developments.
  • BAC Airside Operations Centre is awarded the Australian Aviation Ground Safety Council Annual Safety Award as a result of reducing Foreign Object Debris by 99% on the airport's taxiways and runways.
  • BAC finishes FY10 with a record breaking 19.4 million passengers.
  • August 2010

  • iseek officially open a data storage centre in Brisbane Airport's freight and logistics precinct, housing IT servers for government and businesses.
  • Brisbane Airport breaks its monthly passenger record with 1.79 million passengers through the airport.
  • Brisbane Airport's new taxi waiting area opens, providing a cafe, prayer room and amenities for drivers.
  • September 2010

  • In partnership with Surf Life Saving Queensland, BAC launches the 'swim between the flags' campaign at the International Terminal to promote beach safety among international tourists.
  • November 2010

  • China Southern launches direct services connecting Brisbane with Guangzhou.
  • BAC introduces recycling systems to the public areas of the International Terminal.
  • A record breaking 1.43 million passengers pass through the Domestic Terminal in one month.
  • December 2010

  • Brisbane Airport records a 5.3% growth in international passengers and a 7.4% growth in domestic passengers.
  • January 2011

  • Brisbane Airport remains operational throughout the Queensland floods.
  • BAC donates $250,000 to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal to assist flood victims.
  • BAC staff volunteer to convert one day of annual leave into cash, raising a further $30,000.
  • BAC announces the completion of the first major restructure of the company since its privatisation in 1997.
  • February 2011

  • Tiger Airways announces increased services between Brisbane-Sydney and Brisbane-Melbourne.
  • Strategic Airlines launches Brisbane-Phuket services.
  • Aeropelican launches Brisbane-Narrabri services.
  • March 2011

  • BAC announces a successful AUD$600 million debt raising in the USA and Australian bond markets, which will be used to repay maturing bank facilities and fund capital expenditure and working capital.
  • The Brisbane Airport Experience Centre goes online, providing easy access to interactive tools and information regarding flight paths and airport developments for the local community.
  • Brisbane Airport achieves 1.1% passenger growth throughout February despite the tumultuous start to the year.
  • April 2011

  • Brisbane Airport's upgraded and expanded Common User Satellite at the Domestic Terminal is officially opened by Acting Prime Minister and Treasurer, The Honourable Wayne Swan.
  • May 2011

  • BAC hosts the first Airport Atelier design workshop intended to generate ideas and concepts for a new Property Master Plan.
  • BAC launches a national design competition for Brisbane Airport's first Property Master Plan.
  • BAC CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, becomes a school principal for the day at Hendra State School in support of the State Government Education Week celebrations.
  • June 2011

  • BAC announces ARM/Arkhefield, Grimshaw/AECOM/PWC/Tract and Shane Thompson Architects/Wilkinson Eyre/Lat27 as the short listed finalists for Brisbane Airport's Property Master Plan.
  • Brisbane Airport celebrates a record 20 million passengers to fly through the airport in one year.
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