Western Sydney Presses Ahead With Building Plans
- Amid all this grim pandemic-related news, there is a bright spot. Western Sydney International Airport is close to awarding the contract to build a new terminal. The airport is expected to open in 2026, and aims to be the airport for “decades and generations to come,” CEO Simon Hickey said.
Also in the project are connections to highways and the Sydney Metro and rail links. The airport will open with an expected 10m passenger capacity, scalable to grow to handle 82m annual passengers by the 2060s.
- Vancouver Airport is cancelling a long-term infrastructure and capital improvement program in order to focus on more immediate projects, the airport authority said. The Covid pandemic has forced it to be more fiscally responsible and to address current needs. The project was conceived when the airport saw double-digit annual traffic growth, which has ground down significantly as the pandemic has progressed. Now, the airport will allocate resources to the “restart of aviation,” including health screenings, data infrastructure, and cargo facilities.