Sydney’s second airport gets final approval, work to start soon

Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016

sydneys-second-airportThe construction work for Sydney’s second major airport will soon begin as it has received the go-ahead from Australian government.


Sydney already has an airport, Kingsford Smith and the second one will be constructed at Badgerys Creek.


Citing reasons, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that the current Kingsford Smith airport is operating at full capacity, thus highlighting the requirement for another one at Sydney. He was quoted by local media.


“Sydney is already full, Kingsford Smith is full, we have called for this capacity for sometime. (This) will be great for Sydney, New South Wales and Australia,” Joyce was quoted as saying to local Network Seven media on Monday.


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher issued a joint media statement saying, “After decades of studies and planning, all the approvals are now in place. This is the most significant step taken by any Government on this project meaning, we can now get on with building the airport so it is ready to take its first passengers by the mid-2020’s.”


Stage 1 of the airport in western Sydney will include a single runway and facilities for 10 million passengers annually by the mid-2020s, while a second parallel runway is scheduled to be required by around 2050, the statement said.


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