9-Sep-2016 10:54 AM

BARA releases paper supporting international services for planned Western Sydney Airport

Board of Airline Representatives Australia (BARA) released (09-Sep-2016) a position statement on supporting commercially viable international air services to the planned new Western Sydney Airport (WSA). BARA said the airport has a forecast catchment population of nearly three million people by 2031, allowing it to support economic and social development in Western Sydney. Given the airfield and operational capacity constraints at Sydney International Airport, an unconstrained WSA will also "contribute to Sydney’s long-term aviation capacity needs". BARA identified four key infrastructure outcomes to support commercially viable international air services at WSA:

  • Outcome 1: Innovation in delivering airport services – achieving airline expectations for operational excellence for safety, on time performance, baggage and freight management, and the overall passenger experience;
  • Outcome 2: A competitive and reliable supply of jet fuel – lowering the price of international aviation’s largest cost item;
  • Outcome 3: Efficient and predictable safe aircraft operations – air navigation services and flight paths to reduce flight times, lower fuel burn and increase airline performance in safe aircraft operations;
  • Outcome 4: Best practice aircraft noise mitigation – balancing aircraft operations and community expectations in allowing international airlines to make the most of available market opportunities. [more - original PR]

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