easycharter’s Airport of the Month for November 2021 is Sydney Airport (IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY)
Sydney Airport (33°56′46″S 151°10′38″E) is an international airport in Sydney, Australia. It is located in the suburb of Mascot, 8 km south of the Sydney central business district. Its designated field elevation is 6 m above mean sea level.
Sydney Airport is one of the longest continuously operated commercial airports in the world. It was voted the 20th best airport in the world in 2018 at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. In 2018 as well, SYD also ranked in the top five worldwide for airports handling 40-50 million passengers per year.
SYD is the busiest airport in Australia. In the year ending 30 June 2019, SYD handled over 27.5 million domestic passengers and 22.9 million international passengers. In 2019 as well, SYD handled close to 521’014 tons of international air freight and 23’260 tons of international airmail.
Australia’s largest airport operates regular scheduled and charter flights to 46 domestic and 43 international destinations. SYD is a primary hub for Qantas. It serves as a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar. It also serves as a focus city for Air New Zealand.
Sydney Airport Infrastructure
Sydney Airport has three main passenger terminals. A runway separates the international terminal from the remaining two terminals.
Terminal 1, also known as the international terminal, is located in the airport’s northwestern sector. It is the airport’s oldest terminal, open since 1970. Terminal 2, located in the northeastern section, is one of the two terminals used for domestic operations. Terminal 3, located in the northeastern section of the airport, is also used for domestic operations. SYD is also equipped with extensive freight facilities including seven dedicated cargo terminals, handling close to 45 percent of the national cargo traffic.
SYD is equipped with three asphalt runways: 07/25, 16L/34R, and 16R/34L. Runway 07/25 is 2530 m long. Runway 16L/34R is 2438 m long, and runway 16R/34L is 3’962 m long.
Ground Transportation at SYD
SYD’s international terminal is located in close proximity to a wide pedestrian and bicycle path. All terminals offer bicycle racks and are easily accessible by foot from nearby locations.
SYD has road connections in all directions. It runs several official car parks: Domestic Short Term, Domestic Remote Long Term, and International Short/ Long Term.
In addition, SYD is accessible via the Airport Link underground rail line. The Domestic Airport Station is located under the car park between terminals 2 and 3. The International Airport Station is located below the international terminal.
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