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TD breaking news – Qantas sells Sydney domestic terminal

T3 to revert to Sydney Airport effective 01 September 2015. 

Qantas and Sydney Airport have just revealed a commercial agreement relating to the long-term future of the airportSINGLEQUOTEs domestic Terminal 3.

Qantas held a 30-year-lease on the terminal which was due to expire on 30 June 2019. The carrier will receive $535 million in cash from the deal, which will see it record a $210 million DOUBLEQUOTEgain on saleDOUBLEQUOTE.

Under the deal Qantas will retain exclusive use of T3 and will continue to manage most of the terminal on behalf of Sydney Airport until 30 June 2019. After that date QF will have DOUBLEQUOTEpriority usageDOUBLEQUOTE of the terminal through to 30 June 2025 – meaning access to a majority of the terminalSINGLEQUOTEs gates, check-in and baggage facilities.

Qantas will incur a per-passenger charge at an agreed rate from 01 September this year through to 2025. At the same time Qantas and Sydney Airport have concurrently agreed five year agreements covering QFSINGLEQUOTEs domestic runway charges, as well as Qantas and JetstarSINGLEQUOTEs international aeronautical charges.

QF ceo Alan Joyce said the deal DOUBLEQUOTEsecures QantasSINGLEQUOTE long-term position in our largest hub, ensuring priority usage as the primary airline customer of SydneySINGLEQUOTEs Terminal 3. We now have certainty about our future operations in Terminal 3 post-2019, and an outcome that is a win-win for both Qantas and Sydney AirportDOUBLEQUOTE.

More information in todaySINGLEQUOTEs issue of Travel Daily.


The above Breaking News Alert was sent to Travel Daily subscribers on 18 Aug 15

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