Brisbane Airport passenger growth supporting Qld tourism
The Queensland Government has labelled passenger growth at Brisbane Airport as a “great win” for the state’s tourism industry.
Brisbane Airport this week confirmed overall 4.8 per cent year on year growth in 2018, with 5.5 per cent growth in the number of international seats.
Acting Tourism Industry Development Minister Di Farmer said the new data was welcome news.
“Brisbane Airport deserve a pat on the back for the great work they’ve been doing to ensure visitors have a great first impression of our state when they walk off tarmac and through the gates,” she said.
“I have no doubt the expansion of the airport will ensure the River City continues to capitalise on huge growth in the international visitor market.”
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Chief Executive Officer Gert-Jan de Graaff said the opening of Brisbane’s new runway in just 18 months’ time would create further opportunities for growth.
“It’s not all about South East Queensland, aviation growth in Brisbane brings benefits for regional Queensland and we remain committed to establishing improved connectivity between the city and other centres in Queensland, driving the visitor economy throughout the state,” he said.