News Listings for Sydney Kingsford Smith International

  • Qantas raises New York frequency

    News | 08 Jun 2007 17:17 | Mark Rockwell

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Australia</st1:country-region>’s Qantas Airways plans to expand service to <st1:State u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">New York</st1:place></st1:State> this summer.<u2:p></u2:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Qantas currently operates five weekly flights between <st1:State u3:st="on">New York</st1:State> <st1:PlaceName u3:st="on">JFK</st1:PlaceName> and <st1:place u3:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u3:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on">Sydney</st1:PlaceName></st1:place></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u3:st="on">Kingsford</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u3:st="on">Smith</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u3:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName>
  • Macquarie finally takes stake in Rome airports operator

    News | 21 Feb 2003 16:10 | Tom Gill

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Australian airports operator Macquarie Airport Group has finally acquired from Italy's Leonardo Holding a 44.74% stake in Aeroporti de Roma (ADR) for €480 million ($444 million), as expected.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The company had agreed to the ADR purchase last year but subsequently sought final approval for the deal from the Italian Government.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Leonardo remains the controlling shareholder, with 51.2% of ADR, the operator of Rome’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Macquarie already owns stakes in Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport as well as Birmingham and Bristol airports in the UK.</p>
  • Sydney Airport sale decision likely by April

    News | 08 Mar 2002 05:32 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Sydney Airport could be back on the auction block possibly before April as the Australian finance minister is now looking at resuming the privatisation that was halted last September.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“The minister is actively considering a resumption of the sale and a decision is expected in the next few weeks,” says a spokeswoman for finance minister Nick Minchin.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>For the Government to have any chance of selling the airport by its self-imposed 30 June deadline, a decision
  • Sydney Airport sale likely to resume after Ansett sale

    News | 25 Feb 2002 10:00 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Australia’s Finance Ministry will resume attempts to sell Sydney Airports Corp, which operates Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport, in the next few months after Ansett’s future is settled.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Sale machinery will crank into gear in the next few weeks as advisor Salomon Smith Barney believes sentiment now supports a sale, reports local media.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Ministers will give the word to launch a bidding process once the Ansett sale is completed, a government sourc
  • Sydney Airport blames Ansett for terminal transfer delay

    News | 31 Jan 2002 03:51 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB>Sydney Airports Corp (SACL) says it will not transfer the Ansett Australia terminal lease to the prospective new owners of the failed carrier until it receives detailed information necessary to complete due diligence and ensure that financial and environmental liabilities can be met.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB>Earlier overtures to Ansett’s administrators requesting financial information and offering interim arrangements allowing Ansett to operate from the terminal from 31 January drew little response, says SACL in a statement.<u1:p></u1:p> Ansett is in the process of being acquired by a group called Tesna that is controlled by two Melbourne businessmen.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-GB>“We are keen to see Tesna begin operations in a timely manner. Sydney Airport is not holding back the airline’s operations. There are
  • Australia considers bids for Sydney airport

    News | 15 May 2001 08:58 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Australia’s Government is assessing expressions of interest for Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport submitted by an undisclosed number of bidders before the 14 May deadline.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Unlike Australia’s regional airports that were sold off over the past few years, it is thought only a handful of consortia have stepped forward to bid for Sydney airport’s owner, Sydney Airports Corp (SACL), because its estimated value of A$4 billion rules out many smaller groups.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The Government does not usually reveal how many consortia express interest, their composition or exactly when suitable candidates will be asked to make binding bids when conducting tenders, says a Finan