Brisbane's New Runway

Panoramic render of the Brisbane Airport New Runway at dusk


Optimisation and Post Implementation Review

Brisbane's new runway commenced operations on 12 July 2020.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Airservices are working with stakeholders across community, government and industry to ensure that the Brisbane Airport operations meet the highest safety standards and incorporate the most environmentally sustainable practices wherever practicable.

Since opening of the new runway on 12 July 2020, and the implementation of new flight paths, we continue to monitor and optimise operations in accordance with the approved Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and agreed modes of operation.

We continue to listen to community, industry and political feedback and complaints.

As part of our standard processes, Airservices will conduct a Post Implementation Review of the flight paths and airspace changes implemented to support parallel operations, and the associated aircraft noise impacts.

Details of the Post Implementation Review including timing and planned community engagement will be released shortly, however these reviews generally commence 12 months after implementation of flight path changes.

Community and industry suggestions for alternative flight paths and/or procedures for runway modes and noise abatement will form part of the review.

For information on current aircraft operations visit our interactive Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood website here.

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Optimisation and Post Implementation Review

Brisbane's new runway commenced operations on 12 July 2020.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Airservices are working with stakeholders across community, government and industry to ensure that the Brisbane Airport operations meet the highest safety standards and incorporate the most environmentally sustainable practices wherever practicable.

Since opening of the new runway on 12 July 2020, and the implementation of new flight paths, we continue to monitor and optimise operations in accordance with the approved Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and agreed modes of operation.

We continue to listen to community, industry and political feedback and complaints.

As part of our standard processes, Airservices will conduct a Post Implementation Review of the flight paths and airspace changes implemented to support parallel operations, and the associated aircraft noise impacts.

Details of the Post Implementation Review including timing and planned community engagement will be released shortly, however these reviews generally commence 12 months after implementation of flight path changes.

Community and industry suggestions for alternative flight paths and/or procedures for runway modes and noise abatement will form part of the review.

For information on current aircraft operations visit our interactive Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood website here.

How do I receive updates on the PIR?

If you wish to receive further updates on the PIR, you must register and subscribe to follow this project.




  • Runway Operations Dashboards

    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).

  • Runway Opening Livestream

    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

    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

    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).