Brisbane Airport Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review

Panoramic render of the Brisbane Airport New Runway at dusk

Brisbane Airport’s new runway and the associated flight paths commenced operations on 12 July 2020. These flight paths have changed the way aircraft operate as they arrive and depart from Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Airservices continue to work 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.

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

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Brisbane Airport’s new runway and the associated flight paths commenced operations on 12 July 2020. These flight paths have changed the way aircraft operate as they arrive and depart from Brisbane Airport.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Airservices continue to work 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.

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.

Please also check in regularly for new information.

  • Brisbane Airport Operations Update

    Update 5:05 PM AEST: Standard operations have now resumed.

    For operational reasons we have had to adjust the way we are operating flights into and out of the airport. Some communities may notice different operations to what would normally be expected. This is a temporary situation that is required to ensure arriving and departing aircraft are safely managed while we seek to restore standard operations. We will provide updates on this post.

  • Brisbane Airport Maintenance Update

    Brisbane Airport Corporation is conducting maintenance work over the next two weeks:

    From Monday 16 January 2023 to Friday 20 January 2023, between 10:30am and 5:00pm each day, service infrastructure upgrade works will be carried out.

    You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during these works, as all aircraft will be departing off the legacy runway and arriving on the new runway during these hours.

    On Tuesday 24 January 2023, between 7:00am and 5:00pm, cabling works for on ground lighting on the legacy runway will be carried out.

    Normal parallel operations will be used, however, some larger aircraft that would normally arrive on the legacy runway, may require the new parallel runway.

    The service infrastructure upgrade and cabling works will not affect the noise improvement trials currently underway, including extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and limited intersection departures on the new parallel runway.

    If you have any questions about the maintenance works, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • Brisbane Noise Improvement Trials – Quarterly Update

    Airservices is pleased to provide the third quarterly update (24 August – 23 November 2022) for the current noise improvement trials in Brisbane.

    Extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) trial

    We are trialling the extension of SODPROPS operations from 6am to 8am on Saturday and Sunday mornings and from 8pm to 10pm on Saturday evenings, when weather conditions allow. When SODPROPS is in use, jets and most propeller-driven (turboprop) aircraft arrive and depart over Moreton Bay.

    Please click here for third quarter trial results.

    Restriction on intersection departures from the New Parallel Runway trial

    We are trialling restricting intersection departures for all aircraft (jets and turboprops - excluding emergency service aircraft) from the new runway over the city. This means aircraft will commence their take-off roll from the northern end of the new runway.

    Please click here for third quarter trial results.

    For more information on each trial, please visit the following links:

    Extension of SODPROPS factsheet.

    Restrictions on intersection departures from the new parallel runway factsheet.

  • Draft PIR Report - Response to Feedback

    We are pleased to provide a summary of the feedback received on the draft PIR report and our response to each point raised.

    The Response to Feedback can be viewed here.

    We thank all those who took the time to submit feedback on the draft PIR report and look forward to engaging with you further in 2023.

  • Final PIR Report Released

    We are pleased to provide the final report for the Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review (PIR). The final PIR report can be viewed here. A fact sheet summarising the PIR and its outcomes can be viewed here.

    Thank you for your feedback and participation in the PIR. We received 450 community submissions on the draft PIR report during the public comment period.

    You can view the draft PIR report with tracked changes here.

    The publishing of the final PIR report concludes the Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Flight Paths PIR. We look forward to engaging with you further during implementation of the PIR recommendations. A full program for delivery of the PIR recommendations will be published in early 2023. Section 7 of the final report provides a program for actions to be progressed in 2023.

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Maintenance work is scheduled to be carried out on the legacy runway (01R/19L) on Wednesday 7 December 2022, from 10:30AM to 4:00PM.

    You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the new parallel runway (01L/19R).

    This work will not affect the noise improvement trials currently underway, including extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and limited intersection departures on the new parallel runway.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Maintenance work will be carried out on the Brisbane Airport runways from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 November 2022.

    The aircraft taxiway near the new runway end 01L is scheduled to close on Monday, 28 November, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Some aircraft that would usually depart from RWY 01L may require departure from legacy runway end 01R.

    The new runway (01L/19R) is scheduled to close on Tuesday, 29 November 2022, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the legacy runway (01R/19L).

    The legacy runway (01R/19L) will have a displaced threshold (shorter runway length) on Wednesday, 30 November 2022, from 7:00 AM to 4:30PM:

    • You may notice steeper approach profiles to runway 01R during this displacement
    • Some aircraft that would usually depart from RWY 01R may require departure from new parallel runway 01L
    • Some aircraft that would usually arrive to RWY 01R may require arrival to new parallel runway 01L


    These works will not affect the noise improvement trials currently underway, including extended Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours and restricted intersection departures on the new parallel runway.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at: feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Brisbane Airport Corporation will be conducting maintenance work on the new parallel runway (01L/19R). The maintenance works are scheduled on the following dates:

    • Thursday, 3 November 2022, 9:30PM – 5:00AM
    • Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 9:30PM – 5:00AM
    • Friday, 11 November – Monday, 14 November 2022, 8:00PM – 5:00AM

    The above dates are subject to change if works are completed ahead of schedule.

    If maintenance works are unable to proceed as scheduled on the weekend of 11 to 14 November (i.e. due weather), the works will be rescheduled for Friday, 25 November – Monday, 28 November 2022.

    During the works, the new parallel runway (01L/19R) will be closed. Community members may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will be conducted using the legacy runway (01R/19L).

    This work will affect the use of Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) where all operations are over the bay – including regular night time operations and the current trial to extend the use of SODPROPS.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at: feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

  • PIR Draft Report Community Drop-in Sessions

    The Brisbane community is invited to participate in the Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway Post Implementation Review (PIR) Draft Report community drop-in sessions.

    The drop-in sessions are open to community members who have queries or wish to discuss the draft report.

    Drop-in session details:

    • Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - Bulimba Golf Club - 12pm to 7pm
      • 105 Quay St, Bulimba QLD 4171
    • Friday, 11 November 2022 - Capalaba Place - 12:30pm to 7:30pm
      • 16 - 20 Noeleen St, Capalaba QLD 4157
    • Monday, 14 November 2022 - Ashgrove Golf Club - 12pm to 7pm
      • 863 Waterworks Rd, The Gap QLD 4061


    We have selected three locations that provide an opportunity for communities close to the airport and those further north and south to attend a session, though all sessions are open to any community member with an interest in the PIR.

    Registration is not required.


  • Brisbane Airport Runway Maintenance Update

    Maintenance work will be carried out on the Brisbane Airport runways on Saturday 29th of October 2022 and Sunday 30th of October 2022.

    The legacy runway (01R/19L) is scheduled to close on Saturday 29th of October, from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the new parallel runway (01L/19R).

    The new parallel runway (01L/19R) is scheduled to close on Sunday 30th of October, from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. You may notice a temporary change to aircraft operations during this work, as all arrivals and departures will use the legacy runway (01R/19L).

    The work includes rubber removal, pavement line marking, vegetation management, electrical works, geotechnical works, and survey works.

    This work will not affect the noise improvement trial limiting intersection departures on the new parallel runway.

    This work will affect the noise improvement trial to extend Simultaneous Opposite Direction Parallel Runway Operations (SODPROPS) hours on both days.

    If you have any questions about the runway maintenance, please contact Brisbane Airport Corporation by email at: feedback@bne.com.au.

    If you have specific questions or complaints about aircraft operations, please contact our Noise Complaints and Information Service (NCIS).

Page last updated: 25 Jan 2023, 06:07 PM