New Sydney farewell point

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Recently rebranded Sydney Airport in Australia has unveiled a new departures experience at its T1 International terminal.

Central to the new experience are a new farewell point featuring a 10,000m-long (32,808ft) curved Tasmanian Oak wall weighing 9 metric tons, expanded entry points to passport control, and a 25m (88ft) digital screen displaying images of Sydney, making it the perfect backdrop for a preflight selfie, according to the airport.

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert was joined by Stuart Ayres, New South Wales Minister for jobs, investment, tourism and Western Sydney to officially launch the space.

“This is one of the most tagged social spots in Sydney and draws a huge selfie crowd. The upgrade has turned the experience into something special for travelers and we’re already seeing it feature heavily on Instagram and other social channels, which is really positive and a great advertisement for Sydney,” Culbert said.

“By opening up the area, we’ve also effectively doubled the circulation space, which will significantly improve the journey through to passport control – especially during peaks when we’ve got a lot of people jetting off at the same time.”

Sydney Airport will shortly unveil further works across the International and Domestic terminals.

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