Sydney Airport Completes International Terminal Upgrade

15 June 2010 (Last Updated June 15th, 2010 18:30)

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, whi

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.