Sydney Airport: a 51% increase in passengers is expected over the next 20 years
From 2019 work will start at the airport terminals
At regard of Sydney airport -which saw 43.4 million passengers in transit last year- it was envisaged in the Master Plan 2039 -released yesterday- a 51% increase in passengers over the next 20 years, despite the opening of a new the neighboring airport in 2026. The growth will mainly be those coming from international flights, which will ensure that Australia's main airport continues to attract routes and funding for future enlargements.
The great boost will come from the proximity to Asia, which is experiencing a period of economic growth driven by China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, thanks to which they will only increase international travel to Australia, adding to those arriving from Europe, which will soon also count on a direct London-Sydney connection for which Qantas is looking for the right plane to be able to inaugurate it.
But if passengers increase by 51%, airport movements should rise by 17% which means more and more capacious aircraft. To cope with this eventuality starting next year will begin work to expand the terminals, especially the Qantas Drive in order to allow the Australian airline to continue to impose itself on the global scene of air travel. In addition to the terminals, in the next 20 years, work is also planned on the road network -currently in difficulty- and an increase in public connections between the city and the airport.
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