Sydney Airport Is Approaching 900 Daily Flights

Sydney Airport aerial view
Simon_sees from Australia, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
By James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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As they continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney Airport is approaching 900 flights per day.

Using data from, we will see how the airport has been performing over the last few weeks, as well as what is needed to proceed onwards.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Sydney Airport’s Numbers…

Sydney Airport Is Approaching 900 Daily Flights
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For August 8-15, Sydney Airport handled 883 flights based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents an increase of 11.49% compared to the same period last year, and is 97 movements short of achieving pre-pandemic levels.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data based on the airport’s average daily movements:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
July 11-18998 movements787 movements884 movements+12.33%
July 18-25986 movements813 movements886 movements+8.98%
July 25-August 1979 movements784 movements908 movements+15.82%
August 1-8907 movements790 movements888 movements+12.41%

What we can see from the data is that the airport is making significant gains compared to last year, and even went as far as hitting that 900-daily flight mark in one of the last four to five weeks as well.

Overall, Sydney Airport is very close to achieving big numbers, and to the point that in the short-term, they have a good chance of exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

All eyes will be on them to see how the rest of the year will go. More flights equals a higher average.

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