Original article by Jenny Wiggins
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 21-Nov-17
Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher says he is very optimistic that the Western Sydney Airport will be a success when it opens for business in 2026. Fletcher, who was speaking at a business lunch on 20 November, noted that its rival Sydney airport, Kingsford Smith, will at some point run out of capacity. The federal government is building and paying for the $A5.3 billion airport. Fletcher said he was aware of overseas airports such as Madrid’s Mirabel that had been opened but then ended up closing because people did not want to use them, so it was important that Western Sydney Airport had a very strong business plan.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, SYDNEY AIRPORT – ASX SYD