Australia's newly elected government has ordered swift action to remove the chronic air-traffic bottleneck at Sydney's Kingsford Smith (KSA) Airport, and boost its capacity by about 25%. Movements on KSA's intersecting east-west runway 07/25, whose approaches over-flew the electorates of two ex-government members including former transport minister Laurie Brereton, will resume. The runway had been closed by the former minister except for emergencies. The ministerial direction also requires KSA to provide a long-term plan by December for operation of the airport.



Source: Flight International