The Federal Government has indicated that the scheduled second airport for Sydney would function 24 hours a day. Talking on ABC , Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said that the current 11pm to 6am restriction at present imposed by Sydney Airport on international flights “is an issue that clearly has to addressed.”
According to Warren Truss, “If Sydney is to be a world-class city … a city that is going to be able to compete internationally, then it will have to have airport services that are available 24 hours.”
”There’s no doubt that Sydney loses a lot of the economic benefit of its airport because it is only operating limited hours. There are a number of movements out of Melbourne and Brisbane that happen in hours when there is no airport open in Sydney.”
Truss also added a sense of urgency to the project stating that the second Sydney airport should be running ahead of the 2027 proposed date by the Western Sydney Alliance. “I am confident that an airport could be built and operating well and truly before the target date set by the alliance.”
The speculated location of the second airport is at Badgery’s Creek which already has a mark on Google Maps as ‘Sydney West Airport’.
Source: The Australian Business Traveller, 2013