Virgin Australia: It is critical there is no curfew at Badgerys Creek

5 June, 2017

Virgin Australia Airlines Group believes Western Sydney's proposed airport at Badgerys Creek requires 24 hour operations to ensure success and growth in passenger traffic (The Australian, 06-Jun-2017). While in attendance at the International Air Transport Association's annual general meeting in Cancun, Virgin Australia Airlines group executive John Thomas stated: "It’s the law of geography. For an Asian carrier to have a 07:00 or 08:00 arrival they need to leave post the curfew here. So we think it will actually generate more traffic by giving those later departures out of Sydney, which the city has never had. It is critical there is no curfew on flights at the proposed airport".