SYD ca­pac­ity in spot­light

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SYD­NEY Air­port’s ca­pac­ity con­straints and re­sult­ing knock- on ef­fects on other cap­i­tals have be­come key is­sues put to the Pro­duc­tiv­ity Com­mis­sion as it in­ves­ti­gates reg­u­la­tion of the coun­try’s ma­jor gate­ways.

In a sub­mis­sion to the in­quiry lodged yes­ter­day, the Tourism & Trans­port Fo­rum (TTF) calls for a ma­jor over­haul of land­ing re­stric­tions at Syd­ney Air­port in or­der to boost its ca­pac­ity and re­duce the im­pact of de­lays on the na­tional net­work.

“With caps on hourly move­ments and a lack of flex­i­bil­ity to re­cover from dis­rup­tion, Syd­ney’s re­stric­tions ac­tu­ally com­pound ini­tial de­lays, of­ten spilling them into the na­tional net­work for the rest of the day, and in some cases well into the next,” said the TTF’s ceo Margy Osmond

“The most fre­quent and im­me­di­ate ca­su­alty is the east­ern seaboard, with Mel­bourne and Bris­bane in par­tic­u­lar con­stantly caught in Syd­ney’s back­wash.”

The TTF’s sub­mis­sion is based on its re­cent Con­nect­ing the Dots re­port on im­prov­ing the na­tional air net­work, which fo­cusses on eas­ing con­ges­tions in the NSW cap­i­tal ( TD 04 Jul).

It gives eight rec­om­men­da­tions, in­clud­ing re­plac­ing hourly flight caps with an over­all cap on move­ments, al­low­ing cur­few dis­pen­sa­tions when weather causes dis­rup­tions, and pro­vi­sions to al­low ex­tra ser­vices by noise com­pli­ant air­craft.

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