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Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is the busiest airport in Australia. Home to Qantas, the airport is handling Airbus A380s from three airlines (Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates), though it suffered from Australia's tough COVID-19 travel restrictions. (Featured image: Getty Images)

The two A380s at Sydney Airport waiting to take off. Photo: Qantas
Geoff Culbert
Passenger Count :
44,446,838 (2019)
Runways :
07/25 - 2,530m (8,300ft) | 16L/34R - 2,438m (8,000ft) | 16R/34L - 3,962m (13,000ft)
Terminal 1 | Terminal 2 | Terminal 3
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