Sydney Airport Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Former Virgin Blue Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brett Godfrey is ready to pull the rug out under Australia’s busiest airport and start anew. The former head of Australia’s second largest airline made his feeling towards the future of the Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (KSA) no secret during his Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Memorial Lecture earlier this week at the annual Royal Aeronautical Society dinner, Aviation Business reported.Mr Godfrey described the government decision to defer plans for a second airport as “a source of shame for successive governments… [and] a paradox that can only be explained by political expediency”.The former CEO said while hosting two major airports would lead to wholesale duplications, expanding the current KSA is unrealistic.Mr Godfrey suggested the government commence work on a second airport, get everything right the second time around and then shut down Mascot located airport.While Mr Godfrey was quick to doll out multimillion dollar suggestions he did not provide input on possible location sites for the second airport.Supersonic flight was another aviation topic Mr Godfrey touched on during his lecture stating that “airline executives can’t entertain such extravagances” and should focus on commercial viable and fuel efficient vehicles. Other topics in Mr Godfrey’s lecture included; Australia’s much needed involvement in the fast growing Asia, regulators recognising the results of their decisions on consumers, low revenues are a result of low customer satisfaction and the importance of finding an alternative fuel solution.
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