According to Brisbane Airport, limiting aircraft to reduce noise would cost the local economy jobs and $1 billion yearly.
Gert-Jan de Graaff, the airport’s CEO, warned that closing the airport at night would have “major ramifications” and may cost up to 9,000 jobs.
Virgin Australia group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka also came out against requests for limits and curfews at Brisbane Airport, warning that restrictions would put airline tickets “out of reach financially” for many people.
Brisbane’s new parallel runway opened in July 2020, but residents have already complained about increased noise as a result of a plethora of new aircraft patterns.
The Greens are advocating for a flying curfew and hourly limitations to solve the problem. At the same time, the business would like to follow a recent independent investigation and boost flights over the bay.
“The noise problem is genuine, and people who live along the flight route are subjected to things they don’t like or desire. “However, caps and curfews are not the solutions,” de Graaff remarked.
“Curfews, which close the airport at night, have enormous economic and operation effects.”
And it will not fix the problem since we operate more than 60% of all flights over the bay at night and only utilise the legacy runway, so it is not the newly exposed individuals suffering any noise at night.” “Caps are significant because they will confine the airport – period.” As a result, the development and possibility of what we can provide the state of Queensland will be limited.
“We’re figuring it at over $1 billion per year as the impact on the community and over 9000 jobs that it would cost, so we believe there are far better methods to control that noise exposure.”
Trax International just completed a study that gave Airservices Australia solid prospects to fix the problem.