Brisbane airport is still open despite Queensland floods

By John Walton, January 12 2011
Brisbane airport is still open despite Queensland floods

With flood waters in Brisbane and Queensland continuing to rise, flights at Australia's third-busiest airport are still on schedule.

A representative at Brisbane Airport told Australian Business Traveller that the airport is operating as normal, flights are getting in and out and both terminals are open. 

All domestic and international flights are still expected to land as scheduled. There have been no cancellations or diversions to other airports, the representative said, and the airport has no plans to close.

While the Queensland Police Service and Premier Anna Bligh are urging travellers to stay at home if at all possible, getting to the airport is likely to be the most difficult part of the journey for people who need to fly in the near future. 

The roads on the airport and the main arterial roads leading to the terminals on the site are currently clear, an airport representative also reported to Australian Business Traveller.

For roads leading up to the airport, the representative referred us to the Department of Main Roads, whose spokesperson told us that the road situation is constantly changing. The spokesperson asked us to refer to their reliable high-load website at, which will contain up-to-the-minute information.

An airport spokesperson earlier said there is potential for some roads around the business precincts of the airport to be affected by flooding today. The roads that may be affected are: Sugarmill Road, Myrtletown Road, Lomandra Drive, and Eaglefarm Road. Check the Department of Main Roads website for updates on these and other surface roads.

Australian Business Traveller's continuing flood coverage

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John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.

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