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Qantas Airbus A380 departing Heathrow Airport. The new runway at Brisbane Airport will allow for the continued operation of Qantas's largest aircraft types. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

New Runway Set to Open At Brisbane International Airport

In the middle of the worst crisis in commercial aviation’s history, Brisbane International Airport is ready to open a brand-new runway that has required 15 years between planning and construction, making what is the largest aviation project in Australia. In total, the project has cost over 1.3 billion Australian dollars ($900 million). The new 01L/19R runway is scheduled to be opened on July 12 and will be parallel to the existing one. It will be 3.3 kilometers long and 60…