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21ft / 6m


33° 56' 45.32" S 151° 10' 26.39" E

Runway Length & Type

RWY 07/25: 2526.7 x 45.1m 8290' x 148'ft

RWY 16L/34R: 2446.2 x 45.1m 8026' x 148'ft

RWY 16R/34L: 3975.1 x 45.1m 13042' x 148'ft

RWY 16L/34R: 2446.2 x 45.1m 8026' x 148'ft

Brief History

Brief History:

The land used for the airport had been a bullock paddock, with a lot of the area around Mascot being swampy. Nigel Love, who had been a pilot in the First World War, was interested in establishing the nation's first aircraft manufacturing company. This idea would require him to establish a factory and an aerodrome close to the city.

⦁ In 1921, the Commonwealth Government purchased 65 hectares (161 acres) in Mascot for the purpose of creating a public airfield. In 1923, when Love's three-year lease expired, the Mascot land was compulsorily acquired by the Commonwealth Government from the racing club. The first regular flights began in 1924.

⦁ In 1933, the first gravel runways were built. By 1949 the airport had three runways – the 1,085-metre (3,560 ft) 11/29, the 1,190-metre (3,904 ft) 16/34, and the 1,787-metre (5,863 ft) 04/22.. On 14 August 1936, the airport was renamed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport in honour of pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.

⦁ By the 1960s, the need for a new international terminal had become apparent, and work commenced in late 1966. The limitations of having only two runways that crossed each other had become apparent and governments grappled with Sydney's airport capacity for decades. Eventually, the controversial decision to build a third runway was made. The third runway was parallel to the existing runway 16/34, entirely on reclaimed land from Botany Bay.

⦁ The "third runway", which the Commonwealth government commenced development of in 1989 and completed in 1994, remained controversial because of increased aircraft movements, especially over inner suburbs. In 1995, the Australian Parliament passed the Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995, which limits the operating hours of the airport. This was done in an effort to reduce airport noise over residential areas and thereby curb complaints. The curfew prevents aircraft from taking off or landing between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.

⦁ Since the international terminal's original completion, it has undergone two large expansions. One such expansion is underway and will stretch over twenty years (2005–25). This will include an additional high-rise office block, the construction of a multi-level car park, and the expansion of both international and domestic terminals.

⦁ In December 2011, Sydney Airport announced a proposal to divide the airport into two airline-alliance-based precincts; integrating international, domestic, and regional services under one roof by 2019. On August 27, 2018, Monday, the Sydney Airport Master Plan 2039 was announced. The Sydney Airport Master Plan 2039 is a strategic plan that outlines the long-term vision for the development of Sydney Airport.


Service Frequencies:

ATIS: 126.250

Clearance Delivery: 126.500

Ground Services: 121.700

Tower: 120.500

Approach: 124.400

Departure: 118.400


ILS Frequencies:

RWY 07: 109.90 mHz

RWY 25: 109.70 mHz

RWY 16R: 109.50 mHz

RWY 34L: 110.10 mHZ

RWY 16L: 110.90 mHZ

RWY 34R: 109.30 mHZ


VOR Frequencies:





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