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New Sydney Airport CEO pledges to work closely with airlines

The new CEO of Sydney Airport has pledged to work closely with its airlines partners and court low cost carriers to drive traffic and open up new routes.

The new CEO of Sydeny Airport has pledged to work closely with its airlines partners and court low cost carriers to drive traffic and open up new routes.

Kerrie Mather, who replaces Russell Balding and will take up her new post on July 1, said she would work closely with the Qantas Group, Virgin Australia. Mather will continue as CEO of MAp, the investment company that holds a 74% stake in Sydney Airport.

"The airport has significant growth potential. The business is well positioned to support major shifts in the aviation industry including servicing the needs of low cost carriers as they expand and harnessing market share as new air routes open up," she said in a press statement.

Mather takes over an airport that has achieved positive growth in passenger numbers; up 7.6% in 2010 to 36 mppa and saw April traffic increase 4.1% to almost 3 million.

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