Monday, December 14, 2009

Allow Extra Time For Christmas Travel

Sydney Airport has asked passengers to allow extra time to travel to the airport and catch their flights over the Christmas holiday period.

The Christmas – New Year holidays are the busiest time of year for Sydney Airport with many people travelling to spend Christmas with their families.

The weekend before Christmas is usually the most popular time to travel – so Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December are expected to be the busiest days. Coming back, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd 2010 are also expected to be busy.

The CEO of Sydney Airport, Russell Balding, said that people should allow adequate time to get to the airport.

“Allowing extra time will make travelling a lot less stressful should there be traffic or other delays.

“To avoid any inconvenience at the security screening points, passengers are reminded to please check the Australian Government’s security regulations for international and domestic travel.

“Please don’t pack scissors or pocket-knives in carry on luggage and remember that there are restrictions on liquids (including water), aerosols and gels for international travellers,” Mr Balding said.

To avoid delays at security screening passengers can check the information about prohibited items and restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels at .

Passengers travelling overseas will also notice changes at Sydney Airport’s International Terminal as progress on a major upgrade continues. The new passenger processing area for customs and security screening is now operational.

There are also new food and drink options including the Bambini Wine Room, Seafood Bar and Wagamama. New shops include Lonely Planet, Burberry and Beach Culture. For a full list of the new shops visit:

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