Kingsford Smith Airport, (airport code SYD), is the main airport for Sydney. Located in Mascot, one of Sydney's suburbs, it is the only passenger airport in Sydney. It is more than enough to satisfy the needs of anyone travelling through or within Australia. Domestic and international sports fans alike will be pleased with plenty of sports and souvenir shops to immerse them in Australian paraphernalia. Culinary connoisseurs will find a plethora of dining choices to sate their palates, but if what's needed is a quick bite for a long flight ahead or to recover from a long flight behind, there are cheaper, quicker options available. There are several options for entertainment and distraction while waiting for flights, including a Virgin Books and Entertainment store right inside the airport! A host of Australian fashion shops and boutiques enables travelers to take Australian fashion home with them. Additionally, there is a pharmacist available in both the international and domestic terminals that works well with a medical facility located in the International terminal to handle any emergency medical concerns in the airport. The airport also offers cell phone services in both terminals to enable travelers to keep in touch with loved ones while overseas. There is also a prayer room to facilitate the religious needs of travelers within the airport facilities. When these features are added to standard services such as ATMs, a Traveler's Information desk, baby change rooms, accommodations for the disabled, internet access points, and trolleys to help with lightening the load, Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport is sure to be a hit with any travelers that want to fly into New South Wales.
Sydney is an Australian cultural powerhouse; with theaters, museums, art houses, national parks, sports teams and arenas, and nightclubs galore; there is literally something for everyone. If the Sydney Opera House is not your cup of tea, perhaps the nightclubs of Kings Cross or the recreational outlets in Darling Harbour would be more suiting. For sports fans, there are no fewer than 18 professional sports teams; many of them are rugby teams, but there are other sports represented, including netball, baseball, ice hockey, and basketball. For sporting fans not fond of professional organization, Sydney is rife with natural areas for hiking or backpacking. For general nature lovers, several national parks, including the second oldest in the world, the Royal National Park, are all found within Sydney's limits. This and more are found in Sydney and easily reached from the Kingsford Smith Airport.
Sydney is a hub airport for the following airlines: