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A Qantas Airbus A330 approaches Sydney Airport with the city skyline in the background (Photo: Hisham Qadri | AirlineGeeks)

International Flights Resume in Sydney After Nearly 20 Months

On Nov. 1, Sydney Airport welcomed the first international flights under new quarantine-free international travel rules. The first arrival was planned to be operated by Qantas who appropriately scheduled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Los Angeles. The flight touched down just after 6 a.m. local time. The aircraft, VH-ZND, is painted in an indigenous livery inspired by a famous aboriginal artist - Emily Kame Kngwarraye. Named "Yam Dreaming," Australians' dreams of international travel have finally come true. [caption id="attachment_19822" align="aligncenter"…

Sydney Airport Bullish Despite Pandemic-Driven Deep Losses

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, Australia has been among the countries imposing the most restrictive limitations to international travel, with borders still remaining essentially shut down almost a year and a half since the start of the pandemic and no relaxation in sight until at least the…

Sydney Airport Sees Softened Growth for First Quarter 2019

After a number of years of extraordinary growth in passenger volume, Sydney Airport is seeing subdued growth in passenger counts across the board. Earlier, the airport reported the figure from the first quarter of this year and announced that total revenue was 1.58 billion (1.1 billion USD) last year, a…

Qatar Expands Sydney Success With A380 Flight

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade from the Boeing B777-300ER to the Airbus A380 on their Doha-Sydney route. This will be Qatar's first Australian destination to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft. Though it appears to be a move based on quick success, the airline launched the Doha-Sydney…