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Sydney Airport

Sydney airport is called Kingsford-Smith Airport which is located in the suburb of Mascot in the city. It is the airport that is taking care of airlines like Qantas, Jetstar Airlines and Virgin Australia as their main hubs. Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeropelican Air Services, AirAsia X, Aircalin, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Pacific, Air Vanuatu, Asiana Airlines, Brindabella Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines , Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines ,Japan Airlines ,Jetstar,LAN Airlines ,Malaysia Airlines ,Philippine Airlines and many other airlines that are seen making use of the airport too.

Sydney airport is next to Botany Bay and has three runways which are east–west, north–south and third" runways. This is the oldest operated airport in the world and then the busiest in the country. It is known to take care of and 289,741 aircraft movements and 36 million passengers in 2010. And the number is increasing as the year goes by. It is managed by Sydney Airport Corporation Limited and is the 27th busiest airport in the world. It has up to 47 domestic destinations that are served by the airport.

Sydney Airport has three major passenger terminals. These terminals are for the International Terminal and the domestic terminal. These terminals are divided into a domestic flight to domestic flight which is 30minutes. From airport domestic flight to international flight is about an hour. And from the from international airport flight to local or domestic flight is around one hour and fifteen minutes and then the international flight to international flight is one hour.

The Terminal 1is called the Central International ConcourTerminal 1. It was opened in 1970. The terminal has 30 gates that have Concourse B with 8–37 and Concourse C with 50–63. And there are served by aerobridges. And for those who are making use of this terminal, there are flights that are seen here which take the following routes; London via Singapore, Dubai and Auckland and Singapore to name a few of the locations that flights make use of here.The departure level of this terminal has twenty rows of check-in desks each with ten single desks . And there is an observation point from the roof top.

Terminal 2 of this airport has 15 parking bays that are connected by aerobridge and serves Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways, Jetstar, Regional Express Airlines, Aeropelican Air Services and then Qantaslink. Sydney Airport has a Terminal 3 that is also taking care of Qantaslink flights to Canberra and Qantas. And it is located in the North Eastern section of the airport. It has 14 parking bays that are served by aerobridges. There are lounges that some of these flights are made use of in the various terminals. Terminal 4 is located at the east of the terminal 2. It is the home of DHL Express and then the Tansman Cargo Airlines.

Making use of Sydney airport is one of the best thing that would happen to a passenger because of the facilities that have been by the airport management. There are lots of places to visit while in the various airport Terminals. World class lounges would give a passenger that rest and assurance that has prestige and comfort attached. There are malls and other shopping centers that would help a user get comfortable in the airport. And for the flight schedules , there are world class aviation facilities that are accurate and reliable. When there is a delay in any flight, there is information that would help a passenger stay calm with feeling anxious. And for those who missed their flights, the last minute flights are available for them.

Airport Information

Official Name:
Kingsford Smith
Time Zone:
GMT +10.0
Latitude (DD):
Longitude (DD):
Latitude (DMS):
33° 56’ 46" S
Longitude (DMS):
151° 10’ 38" E
Passengers (2017):
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