All the photos from Sydney Airport’s swanky centenary celebration

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event - Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney Airport celebrated 100 years of operation with a spectacular black-tie gala event for 600 guests last night.

Held in a top-secret location on the airport’s tarmac, under a custom-styled marquee, flanked by a vintage DC3 flown in especially for the occasion, a stunning sit-down dinner was served for Sydney Airport family and friends.

Among the guests were descendants from Australia’s aviation pioneers, government representatives, airport retailers and suppliers and airline directors, as Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert and his team welcomed all who gathered to celebrate the history and heritage of the airport.

Hosted by media personality Melissa Doyle, the event included a performance by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra accompanied by opera singer Taryn Feibig and actor/singer Tim Draxl.

Chef Mike McEnearney of Sydney Airport’s Kitchen by Mike curated a modern menu accompanied by award-winning Australian wine producer Cassegrain Wines, with Moët & Chandon Champagne served on arrival and into the night.

As well as recognising and recapping Sydney Airport’s significant milestones over the last century, Culbert revealed to guests that it would offer a scholarship via the University of New South Wales targeting students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.

Check out all the pics from last night’s gala event below:

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Billy Mitchell & Michael Porter
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

David Gonski
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Victoria Hogan & Isabella Lucas
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Freya Watson & Ai San Beaumont
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Daniel Lopez & James Tobin
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

James Tobin
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Martin & Michelle Walsh
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Rosi Fernandez & Zaki
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sophie Falkiner
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Melissa Doyle
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Margaret Simonovska & Trudi Yip
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Icy Ling
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Simon McGrath & Andrew McEvoy
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Heinemann Team
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

The Hon Michael Daley & Christina Daley
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Ita Buttrose
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Carmel Hamilton & Jill McCormick
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Rebecca Giles
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Heather & Catriona Rowntree
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Nadia Fairfax
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Neale Whitaker
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Luke Mangan & Troy Parry
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Deborah Thomas & Vitek Czernuszyn
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Taryn Williams
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Lisa Messenger
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Catriona Rowntree
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Alex & Jess Cassegrain
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Michelle & Martin Walsh
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Stephanie Leslight & Sophie Falkiner
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Neale Whitaker, Heather & Catriona Rowntree
Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

Sydney International Airport 100 Year Gala Event – Thursday 31st October, 2019
Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2019

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