Sydney Airport

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (colloquially Mascot Airport, Kingsford Smith Airport, or Sydney Airport; IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY; ASX: SYD) is an international airport located 8 km (5 mi) south of Sydney city centre, in the suburb of Mascot. It is the only major airport serving Sydney, and is a primary hub for Qantas, as well as a secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways. Situated next to Botany Bay, the airport has three runways, colloquially known as the "east–west", "north–south" and "third" runways. Sydney Airport is both the longest continuously operated commercial airport and oldest commercial international airport in the world, the world's oldest continually operating commercial airport, and the busiest airport in Australia, handling 35,630,549 passengers in 2011 and 326,686 aircraft movements in 2013. It was the 31st busiest airport in the world in 2012. The airport is managed by Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL) and the current CEO is Kerrie Mather. Currently 46 domestic and 43 international destinations are served to Sydney directly.

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Sydney

Sydney /ˈsɪdni/ is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbour, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west. Residents of Sydney are known as "Sydneysiders". Sydney is the second official seat and second official residence of the Governor-General of Australia and the Prime Minister of Australia. The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians since the Upper Paleolithic period. The first British settlers arrived in 1788 to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre. The population of Sydney at the time of the 2011 census was 4.39 million, 1.5 million of which were born overseas, representing many different nationalities and making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are more than 250 different languages spoken in Sydney and about one-third of residents speak a language other than English at home. Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism. Its gross regional product was $337 billion in 2013, the largest in Australia. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney and the city is promoted as Asia Pacific's leading financial hub. In addition to hosting events such as the 2000 Summer Olympics, millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city's landmarks. Sydney is also a gateway to Australia for many international visitors. Its natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Man-made attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are also well known to international visitors.

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Direct flights from Sydney

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Manila From $180 (Tax incl.)

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Adelaide From $44 (Tax incl.)

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Ayers Rock From $81 (Tax incl.)

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Brisbane From $34 (Tax incl.)

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Ballina Byron Bay From $34 (Tax incl.)

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Cairns From $71 (Tax incl.)

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Darwin From $89 (Tax incl.)

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Hobart From $44 (Tax incl.)

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Hamilton Island From $66 (Tax incl.)

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Launceston From $34 (Tax incl.)

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Sunshine Coast From $44 (Tax incl.)

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Melbourne From $37 (Tax incl.)

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Coolangatta From $26 (Tax incl.)

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Perth From $89 (Tax incl.)

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Townsville From $59 (Tax incl.)

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Coffs Harbour From $34 (Tax incl.)

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Proserpine From $49 (Tax incl.)

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Canberra From $74 (Tax incl.)

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Hervey Bay From $116 (Tax incl.)

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Port Macquarie From $74 (Tax incl.)

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Tamworth From $81 (Tax incl.)

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