Bankstown Airport (BWU)
The general aviation airport at Bankstown is about 22 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD, and in 2012 was Australia’s fourth-busiest airport by aircraft movements. The airport is owned by the Commonwealth and run by Bankstown Airport Limited. Most of its traffic is light aircraft. Bankstown Airport is also a business park, and the complex covers 313 hectares, with 180 or so businesses including those involved in aviation - such as flying schools, aircraft maintenance and manufacturing, and charter businesses - as well as others including those in finance and warehousing.
Facilities & Surroundings
The site’s terminal is at the southern end of Airport Avenue, which is the main road entrance to the airport and is off Marion Street. Bankstown Airport is well-connected to much of greater Sydney through the M5 and M7 motorways and the Hume Highway. There is also free car parking onsite. Sydney’s CBD can be reached in under and hour by car. Nearby car rental outlets include Budget, Thrifty, Avis and Delta Europcar on Milperra Road, which is on the southern border of the airport. The nearest train station is the Bankstown Sydney Trains station, which can be reached from the airport on the 905 bus.
The area around Bankstown station features an impressive array of ethnically-diverse eating options. There is a large shopping centre, Centro Bankstown, just north-east of the station. The picturesque Bankstown City Gardens in Memorial Park are a popular local spot for weddings and picnics. Another local attraction of significance is the Georges River National Park.
The average maximum and minimum temperatures for Bankstown are 28.1 and 18.1 degrees Celsius in January, and 17.2 and 5.1 in July.