Phase 2 of Sydney T1 Transformation Underway

Sydney aerialSydney Airport has commenced phase two of its T1 improvement programme.
The work follows consultation with stakeholders and address requests for more direct paths through the terminal, clearer sight lines, better wayfinding, more passenger seating closer to gates, and an overall superior customer experience.
The works in phase two include: The roll out of automated technology for passport control by Customs; The construction of a straight path through the main duty free store from the screening area to gate lounges, ensuring airlines and passengers have a direct path to gates, with works expected to be completed by September 2015; Expansion of the inbound immigration hall to provide increased passenger passport control processing capacity in both Pier B and Pier C Arrivals; and Pier C Departures duty free store being relocated and arrivals store opening.
During the transition the airport says there will be a reduction in the food and beverage offering in the airside precinct, however passengers will be able to access a great range of food and beverage options in the casual dining precinct before going through passport control and security. Due for completion in the third quarter of 2016, the works have been staged over 20 months to minimise potential disruption to passengers.
“Following the completion of works, we will deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers,” Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said.
“Direct, straight paths, wider walkways, more gate lounge seating, improved terminal ambience, a brand new shopping and dining offering and improved wayfinding will help transform T1 into Australia’s premier airport terminal.”