Australia's Sydney Airport released (05-Jun-2013) its preliminary draft master plan designed to improve customer experience, optimise efficiency, maximise capacity, improve road access, improve access for regional passengers and establish the airport's strategic direction to 2033. The airport expects passenger traffic to increase from 36.9 million in 2012 to 74.3 million in 2033, aircraft movements to increase from 293,000 p/a to 388,000 p/a and freight traffic to increase from 615,000 tonnes p/a to one million tonnes p/a over the same period. Under the plan, the airport will create two integrated terminal districts for international, domestic and regional operations and create transport interchanges to facilitate access to multiple transport options. The integrated terminals are expected to facilitate improved transfers between international and domestic services. Terminals one and two will be expanded, including new freight facilities and additional A380-capable gates. The airport plans to develop new road systems for both terminal areas, including construction of new roads and relocation of car park gates, and encourage greater use of public transport. The plan is based on no change to the current curfew, aircraft movement cap, noise sharing arrangements, flight paths, runways or regional airline access arrangements. A draft master plan will be submitted to Australia's Government by the end of 2013. Submissions on the plan may be made until 30-Aug-2013. [more - original PR]
Sydney Airport releases preliminary draft master plan
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