Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (also known as Kingsford-Smith Airport and Sydney Airport; IATA: SYD, ICAO: YSSY; ASX: SYD) is located in the
suburbs of Arncliffe and Mascot in Sydney, New South Wales. It is the only major airport serving Sydney, and is a primary hub for Qantas, as well as a
secondary hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways.
Sydney Airport is one of the oldest continuously operated airports in the world, and the busiest airport in Australia, handling 36 million passengers in 2012.
Flights from Sydney link with all states and territories of Australia. Currently 47 domestic and 43
international destinations are served to Sydney direct
In March 2010, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released a report sharply critical of price gouging at Sydney airport, ranking it fifth out
of five airports. The report noted Sydney Airport recorded the highest average prices at $13.63 per passenger, compared to the lowest of $7.96 at Melbourne Airport,
while the price of short-term parking had almost doubled in the 2008–09 financial year, from $28 to $50 for four hours. The report also accused the airport of
abusing its monopoly power.