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Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

Ben Sandilands October 3, 2017 8 Comments

Making clean fuel is one thing, and Virgin is taking on the other essential of getting it into the fuel tanks

Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project

Brisbane Airport commits to major solar power harvesting project

Ben Sandilands September 19, 2017 41 Comments

At least one major enterprise in Queensland isn't buying any of the nonsense about 'clean coal' for its low emission power needs

Qantas hints at new routes for Brisbane Dreamliner 787-9 base

Qantas hints at new routes for Brisbane Dreamliner 787-9 base

Ben Sandilands August 29, 2017 17 Comments

Brisbane gets a boost from second Qantas 787 base as competing airlines left guessing which routes they will fly

Singapore Airlines invests three Airbus A350s in Brisbane flights

Singapore Airlines invests three Airbus A350s in Brisbane flights

Ben Sandilands August 15, 2017 1 Comment

Singapore Airlines isn't holding back in developing Brisbane as a critically important gateway city for Australia with these new A350 deployments

Brisbane brings the more meaningful picture to its airport

Brisbane brings the more meaningful picture to its airport

Ben Sandilands December 22, 2015 2 Comments

There are great paintings associated with shipping, railroads and highways, and Brisbane Airport has decided it’s time to add flight to that vast canvas.

About that delayed landing at Brisbane

About that delayed landing at Brisbane

Ben Sandilands January 31, 2014

AirServices Australia wins the photo release of the day award

Brisbane Airport completes critical runway upgrade

Brisbane Airport completes critical runway upgrade

Ben Sandilands November 25, 2013 3 Comments

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.

Failed ex PM Rudd switches tack to destroy Brisbane Airport

Ben Sandilands November 10, 2013 12 Comments

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.

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

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

Ben Sandilands October 10, 2013 8 Comments

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.

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

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

Ben Sandilands June 20, 2013 6 Comments

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.

Breakthrough: Virgin Australia signs up for new Brisbane runway

Breakthrough: Virgin Australia signs up for new Brisbane runway

Ben Sandilands June 19, 2013 3 Comments

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.

Brisbane Airport says no $2.50 runway levy, talks continue

Brisbane Airport says no $2.50 runway levy, talks continue

Ben Sandilands April 10, 2013

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.

Sydney airport congestion and some missing information

Sydney airport congestion and some missing information

Ben Sandilands April 7, 2013 3 Comments

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.

Brisbane airport debacle spurs Marcoola’s* ambitions

Brisbane airport debacle spurs Marcoola’s* ambitions

Ben Sandilands March 30, 2013 1 Comment

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.

Brisbane Airport agony gets worse as truth sinks in

Brisbane Airport agony gets worse as truth sinks in

Ben Sandilands March 5, 2013 6 Comments

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

Brisbane Airport runway-to-riches scenario takes flight

Ben Sandilands February 22, 2013 3 Comments

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.

Fear, loathing and stupidity at Brisbane airport

Ben Sandilands September 29, 2008 1 Comment

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 […]