Travelling to and from Brisbane is set to get even easier thanks to a new multi-million dollar charter terminal.
The Brisbane Airport terminal has been approved for construction by the Australian government, with Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss saying the work is essential to ensure the airport can comfortably cater to passenger growth.
The project will bring together general aviation operations into a single building, enabling smoother operations within the industry and improving usability.
Construction will begin early this year, and the project is expected to be completed in 2015. Highlights of the new terminal include a two storey building with four gates for arrivals and departures, a VIP lounge and a passenger pick up and drop off zone.
The project is just one part of the $4.2 billion, 20-year infrastructure program at Brisbane Airport Corporation, aiming to meet increasing demand for the airport's services.
It will also create jobs during both the pre-construction and construction phases of development.
Mr Truss says yearly passenger movements through the facility are expected to reach almost 120,000 by the year 2015, rising to 270,000 by 2028.