Western Sydney’s Airport terminal is starting to take shape, with work on the international gateway continuing, and is set to welcome passengers in a few short years.
Western Sydney Airport Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey said he has seen considerable progress in the construction of the terminal and hopes to see it become Australia’s new global gateway.
“This will be the people’s airport, designed from the ground up for our customers and with our customers,” Mr Hickey said.
“Piling of the terminal basement is now complete and concreting has passed the halfway mark. We’ve also started the concrete pour for what will eventually be the entrance to international and domestic departures.
“This terminal will be Australia’s newest and most exciting airport experience, offering a smooth, seamless connection from Sydney to the world.
“Every element of this airport is being designed to deliver the most seamless and reliable experience possible for customers. We will get passengers on their way sooner, whether that’s getting to your meeting on time or arriving home to loved ones.”
According to Mr Hickey, thousands of Australians have signed up to the Western Sydney International (WSI) Panel to contribute their opinions on the airport experience.
Some of Australia’s leading airlines, along with WSI Panel members, recently attended an exclusive viewing of the airport terminal plans, projected in real-life scale at LifeSize Plans in Western Sydney, to hear their feedback on different mock-ups and options for the terminal’s layout.
Mr Hickey said the terminal is being designed with the customer at its heart – from passengers, airlines, airport staff and air cargo operators.
“Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport will set a new benchmark for what Australians will expect when they fly and the input from the WSI Panel members is already helping to bring that to life,” Mr Hickey said.
“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build an airport from the ground up with consideration for emerging technologies and sustainability at the forefront.
“We’re committed to ensuring the design pays tribute to Western Sydney’s rich Aboriginal heritage, connecting visitors arriving in Australia at Western Sydney International to more than 60,000 years of First Nations culture.”
WSI is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026.