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Hello people!

 

For a few months now I have designed an airport based in Australia. The airport was originally from my Cities Skylines city, and I thought it would be a good idea to share the life of the airport from its opening up until its closure.

 

Before you read the history of the airport, I would like you to know that on cities skylines, I began designing my city based in the 1950s, overtime I had upgraded it to suit it's fictional decade.

 

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Year of Opening

 

On March 18th 1951, The Northern Territory Government granted the permit to build a new airport. The project was under development since the second World War, although the company ran into funding troubles and the government would not allow for a new airport to be built. The original plan was to build the airport in favour to support the Royal Australian Air Force in precaution for the Japanese attacking Australia, and as a secondary airport in cases of needing to migrate out of largely populated areas such as Sydney and Melbourne. Seven years after WWII, there was a huge amount of urban growth and development with the need of an airport. So in 1951 The Government granted the permit, and the company in charge commenced construction. The airport would feature a single runway with an iconic curved terminal design. Ansett had gained a lot of interest for the new airport as well and on March 17 1952, the airport would open to the public and its first commercial flight (Ansett 467) to Sydney.

 

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Oswald Watt International Airport - 1968

 

‚ÄčOn February 1968, Oswald International needed a major facelift, the world was flying jet engines, and passenger traffic was growing more than ever. To add to the list of problems, Oswalds' terminal was out dated. The airport had been given an extra runway able to accommodate any commercial aircraft, The terminal and apron was also expanded to allow room for bigger jets, and lot's of them. National carrier Qantas also began operating within the airport as a hub. when the airport expansion was complete, passengers and Airline Executives were thrilled by the airport's interior. As the Northern Territory was mostly aimed for the Holiday makers, the airport featured spacious Lounges, shiny new check in counters, and an observation deck for the aviation enthusiasts. Things were looking good for the Airport.

 

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Oswald Watt International Airport - 1989

 

On November 28th 1989, Once again the aviation industry had changed, and The State's economy had soared. This attracted a new type of passenger, Business travellers. This also attracted airlines to bring a new type of aircraft... The 747. The mammoth sized aircraft could barely fit in the current gates and aprons. Freight and maintenance facilities would also be needed. It was time to go back to the drawing board and to expand the airport for real. The airport designers wanted to use the space wisely a new taxiway system was created to cater for the 747 and a new maintenance and freight facility was created. Once more, the terminal had a minor refurbish to keep up with most modern airports.

 

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Oswald Watt International Airport - 2001

 

2001, a new century for aviation. Where once Propeller aircraft took off from Oswalds' runways, now massive jets. For the airport however things were not going so good. The population of the Northern Territory grew and so did the areas around the airport. Large residential areas had been placed directly beside the airport. The airport was running out of room for expansion and the noise of the aircraft was getting out of hand which led the Government proposing for a new airport further inland away from the large cities. Whilst the public was all for it, the airport demanded to stay open. The government had placed a curfew on the airport which prevented from flights from taking off and landing after 21:00pm. What the public and the airport both didn't know was that the government was gathering plans for a new airport. to prevent the government from closing the airport, the airport designers had added a small new apron, a massive terminal expansion, and an extra runway. to keep up for the air traffic. At this time Ansett, one of the major carriers had suspended operations at Oswald, due to their bankruptcy. The airport began getting too small and things were not looking good.

 

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Oswald Watt International Airport - 2016

 

On May 21st 2016, Oswald had its first ever A380 flight EK 418 from Dubai. The joy was short lived, as the government had Been Attacking the airport since 2001. The government had teamed up with the Icarus Investment Group to build a new airport to serve all International flights for the Northern Territory. The airport had gotten a one last expansion that proved to have killed the airport. The designers had managed to squeeze yet another runway, which was so close to private properties. They believed that the government would cancel the new airport due to the massive expansion. The government had decided to go fourth and to build the new airport which would open its doors in late 2019. Only four months after its expansion, the airport had closed for good and all flights were diverted to the new Airport. The once massive crowded terminals, now lay empty frozen in time, and the land was put up for sale.

 

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Former Oswald Watt International Airport - 2019

 

Recently Oswald has closed its doors and a new owner has been found. The famous Icarus Investment group had purchased the airports' land for 1.3billion AUD. Until plans were made to what was going to happen to the airport, it was used as a private aviation airfield. The airport has had plans to be converted into a metropolitan park with Casinos beaches, docks, sky scrapers and hotels.

 

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Some remnants of the airport still remain. Whilst most of the tarmac has been removed and terminals demolished, The ATC Tower still remains as an observation tower, and the hangars have been converted into luxury rustic style boutique hotels.

 

Thank you Oswald Watt International Airport

You will be remembered!



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Nice!



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Cool. I like the development :D


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