New vision to meet Syd Airport capacity issues

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Study findings that Sydney Airport will need more space to meet growing capacity over the coming years has been addressed by Airport officials who said the issue was solved in renovation plans unveiled late last year.An Aviation Capacity study released late last week highlighted the airport’s need to maximise efficiency and access in order to remain the number one airport for the Sydney region and Australia as well as manage the 40 percent increase in passengers expected over the next 12 years.However, the Airport’s chief executive Kerrie Mather explained the renovation plan to integrate international, domestic and regional services would help achieve the noted concerns as well as “deliver a better experience for passengers”.“Based on long-term trends in the growth of passengers and aircraft, Sydney Airport’s new vision concept could provide capacity over a significantly longer period than is forecast in the report,” Ms Mathers said. “The vision also gives us an opportunity to improve traffic flow around the airport by balancing out the peaks between the current domestic and international terminals.”In regards to road congestion, Ms Mathers said her team would be working with the government to discuss improvements to road access as well as possible reduction in public transportation fares to encourage more rail travel into the airport.“We have long supported improving access to the airport by encouraging greater use of public transport,” she added. “The report makes some excellent recommendations about improving access to Sydney Airport, including reducing rail fares by removing the existing access fee to the two airport rail stations. “If adopted, this will encourage regular airport users to shift from road to rail.”last_img read more