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What Western Sydney’s International Airport will look like

Western Sydney Airport has recently unveiled the final design of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport’s passenger terminal at Badgerys Creek, giving everyone an insight into what flying from Australia’s newest airport will look like. 

Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said every aspect of the design has brought together world’s best practice to create a terminal that will offer passengers and airlines an experience unrivalled among airports in the country. 

“This will be Australia’s best airport terminal, unlike anything seen before in this country,” Mr Hickey said. 

“It sets a new benchmark for what Australians will expect when they fly.” 

Sustainability considerations are said to be front and centre of the design, and the region’s rich Aboriginal heritage has also had a strong influence. 

The terminal precinct’s forecourt is also reportedly set to become a destination in its own right, with gardens featuring local native plants and areas that could be used for local produce markets, festivals and community events. 

Most importantly for frequent flyers though, the terminal will be easy to navigate, which coupled with great customer service will ensure passengers have a first-class and stress-free airport experience. 

“Flying from Western Sydney International will be fast, easy and seamless,” Mr Hickey said. 

“For airlines, our terminal will be all about operational efficiency and reliability, providing an environment where passengers arrive at the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to fly.”  

The new airport will open up numerous opportunities for the Western Sydney region, with local businesses encouraged to start thinking about how an international air hub on their doorstep might be able to enhance their business operations. 

Terminal construction alone is expected to create more than 1400 direct jobs, and thousands more indirect jobs will be created through flow-on benefits to suppliers and the local economy. 

This is in addition to the jobs created by the project’s earthworks, runway construction and other civil and building works across the massive 1780-hectare site. 

Construction on the terminal is set to begin at the end of this year, with international and domestic passenger services and air cargo operations on track to begin in late 2026.

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