Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has assigned the three-letter code ‘WSI’ to Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in Australia more than three years ahead of opening.

Airports are usually given their codes within 12 months of the start of operations. According to WSI, this early action reflects the confidence of the international airline industry body in the airport’s progress and its importance to Australia’s aviation landscape. The airport also asserted that has already invested around A$400m (US$269m) with Western Sydney businesses and that its creation means not only more jobs in the west but also better, higher-paying jobs that have traditionally only been found in Sydney’s east.

Western Sydney International is on track to open to international, domestic and air cargo services in late 2026. 

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