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Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorSydney Airport Corporation Limited
LocationMascot, Sydney, Australia
* Qantas * Virgin Australia * Jetstar
Elevation6 m (21 ft)
Passenger movements35992164
Airfreight movements in tonnes471,000(2009)
Aircraft movements302,907(2009)

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Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport and Sydney Airport) is located in the suburb of Mascot in Sydney, Australia. It is the only airport serving Sydney, and is a major hub for Qantas, it also serves as a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways. Situated next to Botany Bay, the airport has three runways, colloquially known as the "east west", "north south" and "third" runways.

Sydney Airport is one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world, and the busiest airport in Australia, handling 35.9 million passengers in 2010 and 289,741 aircraft movements in 2009. It was the 28th busiest airport in the world in 2009. The airport is managed by Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL) and the current CEO is Kerrie Mather. Flights from Sydney link with all states and territories of Australia. Currently 47 domestic destinations are served to Sydney direct.

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