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Sydney Airport Code SYD

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON -33°-56'-45"S / 151°10'37"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: YSSY
Observation Time: 19/04/2021 7:02 pm

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About Sydney Airport Code

Sydney Airport code is SYD. This IATA code for the Airport is based on the Sydney business district where it is located. Owned by Sydney Airport Holdings, this facility also serves as a hub for Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Air New Zealand. 

About Sydney Airport (SYD)

Sydney Airport (SYD) is also known as Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. It is one of the world’s oldest commercial airports in operation even today. In 2017, this facility welcomed over 42 million passengers from all over the world earning it the title of “38th Busiest Airport in the World” the same year. An exquisite gateway to some 43 international destinations, Sydney Airport (SYD) is an award-winning airline that strives every moment to make one’s travel experience unforgettable and rewarding. 

Sydney Airport (SYD) Runways

Sydney Airport (SYD) is equipped with three asphalt runways: 07/25, 16L/34R, and 16R/34L. 

Sydney Airport (SYD) Terminals

There are three passenger terminals at Sydney Airport (SYD): 

International Terminal

This facility started operations way back in 1970 and has since evolved greatly into a state-of-the-art terminal consisting of 25 gates in three different levels. Each level is dedicated to Arrival, Departure, and airline offices. 

Terminal 2

This terminal was previously used by Ansett Australia for its domestic operations. Apart from 16 parking bays, it has lounges for Regional Express Airlines and Virgin Australia. 

Terminal 3

Located in the north-eastern section, this facility is primarily used for domestic operations. It serves Qantas and is home to the famous Heritage Collection. 

Nearest Airport to Sydney Airport (SYD)

Wollongong Airport : 86.15 km

Newcastle Airport : 132.15 km

Bathurst Airport : 152.73 km

Canberra International Airport : 243.98 km

Major Airlines Operating from Sydney Airport (SYD)

Air Canada

Air China

Air India 

Air New Zealand

Air Niugini

Air Vanuatu

AirAsia X


All Nippon Airways

American Airlines 

Asiana Airlines

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
07-25 8,300 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
16R-34L 12,999 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes
16L-34R 7,999 ft 148 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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