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: