Sydney Airport in Australia has completed the departures level upgrade at its international terminal as part of a A$500m ($425m) investment.
The upgrade will enable the airport to provide better facilities to its passengers and increase its handling capacity.
The project, which began in 2007 as part of a wider A$1.7bn airport investment, has expanded the departures level by 7,300m². Total works include the opening of a new outbound hall and the construction of a security screening area.
It also includes the renovation of 30,000m² of the existing departures level to provide upgraded gate lounges, waiting areas and more seating.
A new arrivals level baggage reclaim carousel for increased A380 capacity is part of the project.
Sydney Airport, which handled 10.6 million passengers in 2009, predicts a growth of 20 million by 2020 and 30 million by 2029.