Canberra International Airport (CBR)
History, Facts and Overview
(Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - ACT, Australia)
Canberra Airport is a surprisingly historic airport with an interesting history. A location for the airport was discussed during the planning of the Australia's new capital city and in the 1920s, an existing airstrip formed the basis of this important, up-and-coming hub. In subsequent years, Canberra Airport was heavily used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and in 1998 was privatised.
In recent years, many upgrades and alterations have been taking place around Canberra Airport, including the extension of existing runways, the arrival of various offices and conference facilities within the neighbouring Brindabella Business Park and a large shopping mall on Majura Road.
Passengers will find that Canberra Airport offers excellent facilities, including a cafe and bar area in the departures lounge overlooking the planes, currency exchange on the lower level of the central terminal, secure lockers, and even play equipment for young children.