Brisbane Airport’s G20 terminal was very active today as the majority of international leaders arrived for the summit.

Celeste Skinner reports.


The King of Saudi Arabia kicked off a wave of G20 arrivals, touching down late last night.

Following him early this morning, Turkish President Erdogan.

Premier Campbell Newman and his wife Lisa were at a special G20 terminal to welcome South Korea’s President.

Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto was next to arrive, with more leaders following throughout the day.

At G20 headquarters at South Bank, ministers welcomed international guests.

Lawrence Springborg, Health Minister: “Can I extend a very special acknowledgment and welcome to those that travel beyond our Queensland borders to be here for G20.”

Before his G20 commitments, British Prime Minister, David Cameron was in Canberra with our PM, Tony Abbott.

David Cameron, British Prime Minister: “I was going to start the day off with a run with Tony Abbott but I thought he might run a bit fast for me, then he talked about a bike ride but I thought that might involve wearing more lycra than is consistent with seeking re-election.”

Mr Cameron flew to Brisbane this afternoon, aboard an RAAF flight with our Prime Minister.

The remaining leaders, including the US and Russian presidents are expected tomorrow morning.