Sydney Airport

Airport or airfield

Major airport serving Sydney and Australia, which is one of the oldest continuously operating airports in the world. Successive enlargements have resulted in the reclamation of land in Botany Bay to build new runways, and the resumption of property in surrounding suburbs because of noise.

Names
Alternate
Mascot airport
Alternate
Charles Kingsford Smith Aerodrome
1936
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Milestones
Opened
1920
Arrived Sydney
14 Feb 1920
'High Tide East Coast' stained glass by Cedar Prest at Sydney Airport
'High Tide East Coast' stained glass work by Cedar Prest at Sydney Airport
Italians arrive on Alitalia, Mascot 30 June 1965
Helen Wood, Miss Australia 1957, farewelled by Maori dancers at Mascot, 10 March 1958
Maori male musical group in native costume arrive on TEAL aircraft at Mascot 18 January 1960
Arrival of Vickers Vimy at Mascot Aerodrome 14 Feburary 1920
Landing of Ross Smith's Vickers Vimy at Mascot  14 Feburary 1920
Construction of Kingsford Smith airport in progress 1958
Aerial view of Cooks River Entrance and Mascot Airport 1973
Arrival of the Beatles at Sydney airport, 11 June 1964
Leaving Mascot 16 May 1931