Work to build Western Sydney Airport has begun, with ground broken on the once-in-a-generation project. The Badgerys Creek airport site is approximately 1,780 hectares, which is almost twice the size of the Sydney, Kingsford Smith Airport site.
The initial earthworks phase of construction is expected to take until the end of 2019. It involves moving around 1.8 million cubic metres of earth, which is the equivalent of about 720 Olympic swimming pools.
Qantas and Virgin have committed to flying from Western Sydney Airport, which is a major vote of confidence and reflects the strong growth forecasts for the Asia-Pacific aviation market.”
The airport is due to open in 2026 and will be a full-service airport with international, domestic and regional flights. It will also cater for freight flights, opening up new possibilities for Australian exporters and helping to tackle the nation’s growing freight task.
Source: International Airport Review