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About that delayed landing at Brisbane

AirServices Australia wins the photo release of the day award

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Brisbane Airport completes critical runway upgrade

With only one long runway until 2020 Brisbane Airport has just completed the critical resurfacing of its areas of greatest stress to ensure that it lasts more than long enough for its second parallel long runway to come into operation.

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Failed ex PM Rudd switches tack to destroy Brisbane Airport

Comment Ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has broken his silence since being voted out of office in September with a bid to cripple Brisbane’s poorly managed airport once it opens its seriously delayed and badly needed second main runway in 2020. Is this too cruel an assessment? Not on the facts.

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Doing business in Brisbane before 2020? Think Noosa or Gold Coast

Amid all the point scoring going on in the Courier-Mail over Brisbane Airport surrendering to media people power over the groundwork going ahead for its much needed second major parallel runway there is still a slight problem to deal with.

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Sydney’s 2nd airport could open before Brisbane’s 2nd runway

It may seem fanciful to cynics, but in terms of planning, finance and actual construction, an initial single runway airport could be opened by 2021 at Sydney’s Badgerys Creek airport site for a cost to private owners of around $2.5 billion.

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Breakthrough: Virgin Australia signs up for new Brisbane runway

A breakthrough in Brisbane Airport’s new runway crisis has been made with Virgin Australia agreeing to the funding proposal from the airport’s owners and signing up for major improvements to its own terminal facilities.

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Brisbane Airport says no $2.50 runway levy, talks continue

While Plane Talking has no plans to get between the Courier-Mail and Brisbane Airports while they are exchanging artillery fire, the $2.50 pax new runway levy reported by the former has been denied by the latter.

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Sydney airport congestion and some missing information

Action alert on 2nd Sydney Airport? Ministerial statement, rapid work on Badgerys Creek friendly rail link, hints of more to come. The suspense is …. suspenseful.

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Brisbane airport debacle spurs Marcoola’s* ambitions

As the enormity of the Brisbane Airport crisis continues to flood the city that finds its growth ambitions hostage to demands for advance funding of a second long runway which will take eight years to complete anyhow, the Sunshine Coast is leveraging the situation for all this it is worth.

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Brisbane Airport agony gets worse as truth sinks in

The realisation that Sydney could get a second airport faster than Brisbane can get a second long runway at its main airport is causing dismay in Queensland

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Brisbane Airport runway-to-riches scenario takes flight

It could be termed a ransom demand, except that the Brisbane Airport Corporation hasn’t asked for one, in as many words, although the notion of an airport holding a state economy hostage has a popular media appeal about it, should the subtleties of airport to government signalling break down.

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Fear, loathing and stupidity at Brisbane airport

Brisbane airport last night was a perfect reminder that Australia relies on implausible scenarios, imperfectly screened, to create an impression that air travel is secure. Early in the evening a number of Qantas passengers, the Courier-Mail says there were only three of them, reached their departure gates in the ‘airside’ part of the terminal without [...]

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