It is being advised that passengers flying out of Sydney’s domestic airport should come far earlier than normal during the next school holidays, as families are finally able to break free from the COVID-19 confinement restrictions.
Travelers are recommended to arrive at the airport two hours before their flights depart, rather than the usual 60 minutes, since enormous lineups and lengthy delays are anticipated at the terminal, according to the airline.
Sydney Airport’s general manager of operations, Greg Hay, predicted that the Easter school vacations will bring about the busiest period at the airport since the outbreak began.
In order to assist manage waits at security checkpoints and ensure that everyone gets away on time, he added, “we’re asking domestic travelers to come two hours before their planned departure.”
Although arriving two hours ahead of schedule may result in some early starts, “we want to see everyone cross security promptly and securely before proceeding to their final destination,” said the team.
People traveling abroad will not be affected by the changes, according to Mr Hay, who advises travelers to arrive three hours before their departure time.
It is planned that schools in New South Wales will close for the holiday break at the end of next week, on April 8.
In the last six months, domestic passenger counts at Sydney Foreign Airport have almost quadrupled, while international traffic via the airport has decreased significantly from pre-pandemic levels.