During the curfew (11pm to 6am) aircraft that are permitted to operate must depart towards the south over the water from Runway 16 Right, the westernmost of the parallel runways. On 9 November 2017 Airservices is implementing a flight path change for these departures so that they will use the same flight path that is used during the non-curfew hours. This change will improve the noise impacts during the curfew by moving aircraft further east of Cronulla, Bundeena and nearby areas.
Residents in the Cronulla and Bundeena areas may notice a change in aircraft tracking during the curfew and reduced noise levels. There will be no additional noise impacts or increased overflight of other areas.
The images below show the old and new flight paths.