File Description: Sydney Airport (also known as Kingsford Smith International Airport),
is located in the Sydney suburb of Mascot.
It is the major airport serving Sydney.
Sydney Airport is one of the oldest continually operated airports
in the world, and the busiest airport in Australia.
Originally declared an aerodrome in 1920 (then known as Sydney Airport),
it was renamed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) International Airport in 1953,
in honour of Charles Kingsford Smith, a pioneering Australian aviator.
The airport's first runways were built in 1933, all in gravel.
6th November 2008, 03:55:54
Wolfgang Gersch, Jaap de Baare, Tom Gibson and Adrian Wainer