Getting to your seat on the plane

This airport is a much busier hub these days, so, if you haven't been here recently, you may be surprised by how many more people are here and the impact they might have on getting to your flight.

Getting onto the plane relies on you allowing enough travel time to the airport. Though staff at airlines, agencies and airport staff will always help you, sometimes you may not leave them with much room to move.

When you arrive at the airport, you will find we are preparing for construction of our new hotel, so traffic flows and car park availability might take you a moment or two more than usual.

It's important to check in on time, but what you do next is equally important. At some times of day here, there are multiple flights departing within minutes of each other. That may mean queues forming at the security screening point.

From a security perspective, it would be helpful for you to prepare for the screening process by removing laptops (not iPads or tablets) from bags, as well as any metal items you carry eg. keys, coins, wallets and phones. This is important because if the walk through metal detector is activated, security staff must locate the source, so will take you aside.

You can speed up your progress if you think about dangerous goods. Again, security staff must identify and inspect dangerous goods, such as lighters including fuel, large hairspray cans, flammable liquids and lithium batteries.  Remember, security staff are tasked with keeping every traveller safe.

Processing times at this airport are well within required standards and boarding commences 25 minutes prior to domestic departure time, with food and beverage options both sides of the screening point.