Sydney Airport SYD is Australia's premier airport - serving the State of New South Wales and its capital city Sydney.
SYD Airport is located in Sydney's suburb of Mascot, and is directly accessible from Marsh Street, exit Centre Road. Sydney Airport is accessible via the Southern Cross Drive M1 motorway - the quickest connection to city center.
With three long runways and 41.9 million passengers in 2016, Sydney Airport is major hub to Qantas and secondary hub to Virgin Blue, Jetstar & Tiger Airways Australia, and it is served by a host of domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Arriving Australian and New Zealand passport holders may use the self-service SmartGate with facial recognition technology for faster passport control.
- Hotel Rydges, a four-star hotel with 331 rooms and amenities, is located at the International Terminal.
- Mantra Hotel with 8 levels and near Terminals 2 & 3, with 136 rooms, internet kiosk and restaurant, opened in July 2017.
Sydney Airport has three passenger terminals – T1, T2 & T3. For Terminal details at this site open ‘Terminal Map’ and scroll down to the text; for ground transportation open ‘Ground Transportation: /Buses & Trains.
Current & Future Airport Developments: Over the next few years SD continues to invest in upgrading its services & facilities:
- Both Terminals 1 & 2 are getting an updated digital content platform, which is to include faster WiFi speeds, and a 'wall garden' homepage sending users targeted news, flight details & retail & dining offers. - The ongoing 5-year project involving extensive road & transport network at T2/T3 is presently in its third year. Its 2017 project includes an exit road for Departures road/ Arrivals Court to Airport Drive and widening of Qanas Drive. The 5-year project also includes a new flyover from Aiport Drive into the T1 precinct and construction of dedicated Ground Transport interchange at T2/T3. - The current Airport is to be transformed into two airline alliance-based areas by integrating international, domestic and regional services under one roof - expected to be operational by 2019.
NOTE: Construction started for a new Airport at Badgery's Creek - with a capacity of 10M passengers/yr, with a 3.7km long runway, swing gates and a new 4-lane motorway leading directly to it. An extension of six more train stations is to be built in south-west Sydney, making the new airport accessible via rail tunnel.