Sydney International Airport

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Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport
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Type Public
Owner Sydney Airport Corporation Limited
City Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), AUSTRALIA
Runway Length Material
07/25 2 530 metres Asphalt
16L/34R 2 438 metres Asphalt
16R/34L 3 962 metres Asphalt

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport is also known as also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport and Sydney Airport, is the international and domestic airport serving the city of Sydney. It is one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world, and the busiest airport in Australia, handling 33.4 million passengers and 289,741 aircraft movements in 2009. It was the 28th busiest airport in the world in 2009. The airport is located in an urban residential area approximately 8km from the central business district.


YSSY has 3 runways, the longer main north-south 16R/34L intersected by an east-west 07/25, and a parallel 'third' runway 16L/34R was constructed in 1992. Both parallel runways (16/34) use reclaimed land and extend out into Botany Bay.

Simultaneous parallel operations occur on 16L/34R and 16R/34L during most of the day. Since 1995 there has been a curfew after 23:00 (01:00 UTC) until 06:00 (19:00 UTC) for landings and departures to reduce noise over the residential areas. There is a shoulder period for 1 hour that flights may approach or depart over the bay only.

Runway 16R/34L

Runway 16R/34L is the airports longest runway at 3 962 metres long. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 16R, tune you NAV radio to 109.5 (IKS) with a heading of 155, the FAF is 'CATHY' at 3000ft. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 34L, tune you NAV radio to 110.1 (ISN) with a heading of 335, FAF is 'SIZZL' at 3000ft.

Runway 07/25

Runway 07/25 is 2 530 metres long. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 07, tune you NAV radio to 109.9 (ISY) with a heading of 062, use 'GLF' at 3000ft for FAF. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 25, tune you NAV radio to 109.7 (ISW) with a heading of 242, the FAF is 'JELLI' at 3000ft

Runway 16L/34R

Runway 16L/34R is 2 438 metres long. Instrument Landing System is available for runway 16L, tune you NAV radio to 110.9 (ISS) with a heading of 155, IAP FAF is 'KROPP' at 4000ft Instrument Landing System is available for runway 34R, tune you NAV radio to 109.3 (IKN) with a heading of 335, use 'SONIA' at 2000ft for FAF.

Airline Hubs

International flights depart from Terminal 1 in the North West quadrant of the airport, domestic flights depart Terminal 2 and 3 from the North Eastern quadrant, there is a heliport to the south of runway 25.

Real Airlines

IATA Code Airline
AR Aerolineas Argentinas
UU Air Austral
SB Air Calin
AC Air Canada
CA Air China
MK Air Mauritius
NZ Air New Zealand
PX Air Niugini
FJ Air Pacific
TN Air Tahiti Nui
NF Air Vanuatu
OZ Asiana Airlines
BA British Airways
CX Cathay Pacific
CI China Airlines
MU China Eastern
CZ China Southern
DL Delta Air Lines
EK Emirates
EY Etihad Airways
GA Garuda Indonesia
HA Hawaiian Airlines
JO JALways
JL Japan Airlines
JQ Jetstar International
KE Korean Air
LA Lan Chile
MH Malaysia Airlines
ON Norfolk Air
DJ Pacific Blue
PR Philippine Airlines
DJ Polynesian Blue
QF Qantas
SQ Singapore Airlines
SA South African Airways
VC Strategic Airlines
TG Thai Airways
UA United Airlines
VA V Australia
VN Vietnam Airlines
VS Virgin Atlantic
OT Aeropelican Air Services
2L Air Link
FQ Brindabella Airlines
JQ Jetstar
QF Qantas and QantasLink
ZL REX - Regional Express
TT Tiger Airways
DJ Virgin Blue
SY Atlas Air
CX Cathay Pacific Cargo
FX Federal Express
KE Korean Air Cargo
MH Malaysian Airlines Cargo
PO Polar Air
QF Qantas Freight
SQ Singapore Airlines Cargo
HJ Tasman Cargo Airlines
HT Toll Priority
5X United Parcel Service Company

Virtual Airlines


Basic models of the international terminal can be found at [1]

External links

  • [2] Wikipedia Article
  • [3] Real Life Live audio feeds from Air Traffic Control