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Sydney Airport’s billionth passenger, 10-year-old Katinka Sydney Airport’s billionth passenger, 10-year-old Katinka

Sydney Airport Celebrated One Billion Passengers

Sydney Airport has marked an historic milestone in the lead up to its Centenary, recently welcoming the arrival of its one billionth passenger.

The billionth passenger, 10-year-old Katinka from the Blue Mountains, touched down with her mum and five-year-old with a flight with Singapore Airlines.

Geoff Culbert, CEO, Sydney Airport, who greeted Katinka on arrival in Sydney, said: “It is an exciting milestone to celebrate in our Centenary year. 100 years ago, our first commercial passenger arrived in the back of a two-seat bi-plane, landing on a dusty bullock paddock. Today, we are celebrating our billionth passenger who arrived courtesy of an Airbus A380 carrying nearly 450 people – the progress in aviation over the past 100 years is incredible.”

Sydney Airport welcomes more than 44 million passengers a year, and at the current rate of passenger growth will reach the two billion passenger milestone within the next 20 years.