Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) officially opened its newly upgraded and expanded Common User Satellite (CUS) terminal on Friday.
Adding an extra five gate lounges, two aircraft parking bays and a host of new food and beverage facilities, BAC CEO and managing director Julieanne Alroe said the CUS would form the first stage of a wider overall upgrade of Brisbane’s Domestic Terminal Precinct.
“With over 14 million passengers flying through the Domestic Terminal last year, in comparison to the 740,000 passengers flying through in 1988 when the terminal was first built, an expansion and upgrade has been much anticipated, and we are pleased to be able to deliver the first stage of the upgrade today with the Common User Satellite,” Alroe said.
“Both Virgin and Qantas are also completing upgrades to their own sections of the terminal, and with a combined effort I believe we will be well-prepared to meet the demands of this future passenger growth,” she said.
Planned further stages of the domestic terminal upgrade will see a new multi-level car park open, various upgrades to the domestic terminal’s road network, and an elevated walkway built over airport-bound roads, due to open in early 2012.