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Sydney Airport (SYD) is Australia's busiest airport, handling 32.9 million passengers in 2008, averaging nearly 90,000 passengers a day. It is one of the oldest continuously operated airports in the world, having been in operation since its first flight in 1919.
The airport is located 9 kilometres out of Sydney's CBD in the suburb of Mascot. Its international terminal is undergoing a major redevelopment that will provide a new baggage system and more space for shops and waiting areas.
There is a curfew on flights during from the hours of 11:00pm till 6:00am, with only limited flights allowed during this period. This is to reduce the noise impact of the aircraft on the surrounding suburbs.
For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.
Getting there and away
Connections to the airport from the city are quite good.
- You can expect to pay between $20 and $30 for a 20 minute taxi ride to the city.
- Train services to the city cost around $15.80 on Airport Link and take 13 minutes. The trains are regular suburban trains and don't really have any special areas to store luggage.
- Shuttle buses can drop you at the door of your hotel/hostel and cost a flat rate of $12 and can take up to 45 minutes.
Terminal 1 (International) is separated from the other two terminals by a runway. Passengers with connecting flights should allow longer transfer times. A fee-based shuttle service is operated by the airport, but it is also quite possible to walk if you prefer.
Airlines, Destinations and Terminals
Terminal 1 is the international terminal and is located in the airport's north west. The terminal is able to accommodate the Airbus A380, which flies out of Sydney to Singapore, Los Angeles, Dubai and Auckland. The following airlines fly out of Terminal 1:
- Aerolineas Argentinas - Auckland and Buenos Aires
- Aircalin - Nouméa
- Air Austral - Paris, Nouméa, Saint-Denis de la Réunion
- Air Canada - Toronto, Vancouver
- Air China - Beijing, Shanghai
- Air Mauritius - Mauritius
- Air New Zealand - Apia, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Rarotonga, Rotorua, Wellington
- Air Niugini - Port Moresby
- Air Pacific - Nadi
- Air Tahiti Nui - Papeete
- Air Vanuatu - Port Vila
- Asiana Airlines - Seoul-Incheon
- British Airways - Bangkok, London, Singapore
- Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong
- China Airlines - Taipei
- China Eastern Airlines - Shanghai
- China Southern Airlines - Guangzhou
- Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Los Angeles
- Emirates - Auckland, Bangkok, Christchurch, Dubai
- Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
- Garuda Indonesia - Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta
- Hawaiian Airlines - Honolulu
- Japan Airlines operated by JALways - Tokyo
- Jetstar - Auckland, Christchurch, Denpasar/Bali, Gold Coast, Honolulu, Melbourne, Nadi, Osaka, Phuket
- Korean Air - Seoul
- LAN Airlines - Auckland, Santiago de Chile
- Malaysia Airlines - Kuala Lumpur
- Norfolk Air operated by Our Airline - Norfolk Island
- Philippine Airlines - Manila
- Qantas - Adelaide, Auckland, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Brisbane, Christchurch, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Manila, New York, Nouméa, Queenstown, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Wellington
- Singapore Airlines - Singapore
- Thai Airways International - Bangkok
- United Airlines - Los Angeles, San Francisco
- V Australia - Los Angeles, Nadi
- Vietnam Airlines - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
- Virgin Atlantic - Hong Kong, London-Heathrow
- Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue - Auckland, Christchurch, Denpasar/Bali, Hamilton, Nuku'alofa, Port Vila, Queenstown, Wellington
- Virgin Blue operated by Polynesian Blue - Apia
Terminal 2 is located in the airport's north east and handles primarily domestic flights by
- Aeropelican Air Services - Mudgee, Narrabri, Newcastle
- Jetstar - Adelaide, Ballina, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Ho Chi Minh City, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne (Avalon & Tullamarine), Perth, Sunshine Coast, Townsville
- QantasLink - Albury, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Lord Howe Island, Mount Hotham, Moree, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga
- Regional Express Airlines (REX) - Albury, Ballina, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Grafton, Griffith, Lismore, Merimbula, Moruya, Narrandera, Orange, Parkes, Taree, Wagga Wagga
- Tiger Airways Australia - Adelaide, Gold Coast, Melbourne
- Virgin Blue - Adelaide, Albury, Ballina, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Hervey Bay, Hobart, Launceston, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Townsville
Terminal 3 is a domestic terminal accommodating Qantas and Qantaslink.
- Qantas flights - Adelaide, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock/Uluru, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth
- Qantaslink flights - Canberra
The following hotels are located around the airport
|Formule 1 Sydney Airport||5 Ross Smith Avenue, Mascot||Hotel||-|
|Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel||O'Riordan St, Mascot||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport||205 O'Riordan Street, Mascot||Hotel||-|
|Holiday Inn Hotel Sydney Airport||O'Riordan Street, Mascot||Hotel||-|
|Mercure Hotel Sydney Airport||20 Levey Street, Wolli Creek||Hotel||-|
|Airport Sydney International Inn Hotel||35 Levey St, Wolli Creek||Hotel||-|
|Old Rectory||2 Samuel Street, Tempe||Bed & Breakfast||-|