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.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 11 AHIF 2017
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 hospitalityqatar 17
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 43 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on