Normal operations at Sydney Airport amidst hostage situation in CBD

15 Dec 2014 by Clement Huang

In light of the current hostage situation in Sydney’s central business district area, several airlines have announced that they are avoiding flying over that area.

According to a statement by Sydney Airport, all domestic and international operations are running as normal, whilst the same holds true for the airspace surrounding the aviation hub. 

“While the incident is in Martin Place, safety and security are our highest priorities and we are working closely with NSW Police and the AFP to closely monitor the situation and put contingency plans in place,” read the statement.

Australian carriers Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have already confirmed that their planes are avoiding the central business district, but are taking off and landing as per normal.

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific will continue to monitor the situation closely, and update this space accordingly.

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Clement Huang 

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