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MoneyAirlines to help design new Sydney airport

00:50  07 june  2019
00:50  07 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Qantas and Virgin Australia have signed an agreement to help design and plan the international airport in western Sydney , which is due to open in 2026.

The new Western Sydney Airport , Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the airlines to give their Alan Joyce, the CEO of Qantas Group, said, “It’s not often you get to help design an airport from scratch, so we’re really pleased to be part of it.”

Airlines to help design new Sydney airport© AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts Australia's two biggest airlines have agreed to help design and plan the new western Sydney airport - promising to put passengers first.

Qantas and Virgin Australia on Thursday signed a memoranda of understanding with the $5.3 billion airport, which is set to open in 2026.

The airlines will have a say on the design of the passenger terminal, boarding systems, baggage handling and security, as well as airport access - including trains and parking - and cargo facilities.

"The insights we'll gain from working with the airlines help us build an airport that people will love using," Western Sydney Airport chief executive Graham Millett said in a statement.

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Australia's two biggest airlines have agreed to help design and plan the new western Sydney airport - promising to put passengers first. Qantas and Virgin Australia have signed a memoranda of understanding with the A.3 billion (NZ.7 billion) airport , which is set to open in 2026.

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (colloquially Mascot Airport , Kingsford Smith Airport , or Sydney Airport ; IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY; ASX: SYD) is an international airport in Sydney

Qantas boss Alan Joyce said it's not often an airline gets a chance to help design an airport from scratch.

"This is a chance to create a great experience for passengers and a high level of efficiency for airlines, which helps us keep fares low," he said.

Virgin chief executive Paul Scurrah described it as a "unique opportunity" to make the airport a great experience for passengers.

The airlines, including their budget offshoots Jetstar and Tigerair, will also begin discussions on future plans to use the airport.

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