Brisbane's New Runway

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Panoramic render of the Brisbane Airport New Runway at dusk


What is going to change?

With the completion of Brisbane's new runway in July 2020, there will be the introduction of new flight paths over Brisbane.

Are you runway ready?

Below is a checklist to help you get runway ready.

Search your address in the Flight Path Tool

The Flight Path Tool allows you to search any address in Brisbane to see if it is under any new flight paths. There is also an extensive Knowledge Centre containing information about flight paths and aircraft noise. The Flight Path Tool and Knowledge Centre can be accessed here (external site).

Talk to Team BNE at ‘Benny’

Team BNE is on the road with a mobile information centre, ‘Benny’, to help you get the facts on the new runway and what it means for you. Benny has information on flight paths and aircraft noise, the runway construction process, Brisbane Airport’s history and much more.

Benny activities are planned to restart in August. For updates on Benny visit here (external site).

Why are the changes necessary?

A new runway on the ground means a change in flight paths above.

You can read more about the new runway on the Brisbane Airport website (external site).

When will this change occur?

Brisbane's New Runway commences operations on Sunday 12 July 2020.


Released 7 April 2020



What is going to change?

With the completion of Brisbane's new runway in July 2020, there will be the introduction of new flight paths over Brisbane.

Are you runway ready?

Below is a checklist to help you get runway ready.

Search your address in the Flight Path Tool

The Flight Path Tool allows you to search any address in Brisbane to see if it is under any new flight paths. There is also an extensive Knowledge Centre containing information about flight paths and aircraft noise. The Flight Path Tool and Knowledge Centre can be accessed here (external site).

Talk to Team BNE at ‘Benny’

Team BNE is on the road with a mobile information centre, ‘Benny’, to help you get the facts on the new runway and what it means for you. Benny has information on flight paths and aircraft noise, the runway construction process, Brisbane Airport’s history and much more.

Benny activities are planned to restart in August. For updates on Benny visit here (external site).

Why are the changes necessary?

A new runway on the ground means a change in flight paths above.

You can read more about the new runway on the Brisbane Airport website (external site).

When will this change occur?

Brisbane's New Runway commences operations on Sunday 12 July 2020.


Released 7 April 2020


  • Runway Operations Dashboards

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    29 Jul 2020

    Brisbane Airport have released a number of dashboards which report on overnight operations, runway directional use and on-time performance.

    Access the dashboards here (external site).

  • Do you have a question?

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    07 Apr 2020

    You can submit your feedback on the future flight paths through Brisbane Airport's Flight Path Tool (external site).

    For matters relating to current aircraft operations, contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • Runway Opening Livestream

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    10 Jul 2020
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    Brisbane's new runway and associated flight paths become operational from Sunday 12 July 2020.

    Watch the livestream of the official launch online here (external site) and be part of history.

    To support the new runway, the flight paths will change the way aircraft operate as they arrive and depart from Brisbane Airport. For more information on flight paths and aircraft operations, visit Brisbane Airport's Flight Path Tool here (external site).


  • Operational Readiness and Testing for Brisbane's New Runway

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    30 Jun 2020

    The final period of Operational Readiness and Testing (ORAT) is close to completion, before Brisbane's new runway becomes operational on 12 July 2020.

    ORAT is required to meet the final safety, security and regulatory compliance requirements before parallel runway operations commence.


    Learn more about ORAT here (external link).

  • New flight paths go live

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    14 May 2020

    Brisbane's airspace changes on Thursday 21 May, ready for when the new runway opens on Sunday 12 July.

    Even though the airspace change means that the new flight paths are installed in the aircraft and air traffic control systems, the flight paths to and from the new runway won't be used as until it opens on 12 July. In the interim period, between the airspace change and the opening of the runway, amended flight paths to the current runway will be used.

    Find out more about this airspace change and flight paths in Brisbane Airport's Flight Path Tool (external site).