Brisbane Airport is the main airport in Brisbane. It is the third busiest airport in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne in terms of passenger numbers which was recorded at 21.8 million in the year ending in 2013, and also the third busiest in terms of aircraft movements. Brisbane Airport houses 26 airlines flying to 42 domestic and 28 international destinations. It is a major hub for Virgin Australia, and a secondary hub for Qantas and its subsidiary, Jetstar.
Brisbane Airport has two passenger terminals: international and domestic. The international terminal has four levels: level 1 houses the airlines, baggage handlers, and tourism operators; level 2 handles arrivals; level 3 contains the departure lounge; and level 4 contains the departure check-in. It also houses an Emirates Airline first class lounge which is the first one outside of Dubai that has direct access to A380 aerobridges, and also houses Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines lounges. The domestic terminal provides additional passenger lounge and gate facilities for airlines. It has three distinct areas that serve Qantas and Qantaslink at the northern end of the building, and Virgin Australia at the southern end. Other carriers such as Jetstar, Tiger Airways, and Skytrans are located in the central area of the terminal. Inter-terminal buses or TBus connect the two terminals and runs from 5AM to 11PM.
Services and Facilities
Brisbane Airport aims to provide passengers with a stress-free journey. With this in mind, the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) included facilities to make passengers as comfortable as possible while waiting for their scheduled flights. The airport is equipped with a free Wi-Fi connection, houses ATM machines in both terminals, currency exchange, tourist refund scheme, baggage wrapping, toilets, showers, parents room, mobile charge stations, vending machines, payphones, prayer room, as well as smokers balcony and restaurants and dining areas. The First Aid room is located in the International Terminal. Both terminals have rental car desk, located at the level 2 of international terminal, and level 1 of domestic terminal. Con-x-ion Airport Transfers meet every flight arriving into Brisbane Airport seven days a week and offers one way or return door-to-door coach services to and from Brisbane city and CBD, the Gold Coast, Brisbane Cruise Terminal/Portside Wharf Hamilton, and the Sunshine Coast.