Air conditioners have been installed on the Sydney air show grounds today, as the city prepares for the start of the world’s biggest air show on Monday.
Air conditioners will be deployed at a number of locations across the city, including on the western edge of the CBD, and on the eastern end of the state.
Airport staff will be on standby at Sydney Airport, while some public transport will be running.
It is also expected that Sydney Airport will be open at the same time as the world famous Sydney Opera House, which is also set to host the air show.
Air Australia has confirmed that its air-conditioning will be up in Sydney on Monday morning, and that there will be no interruption in flights on the main routes.
Air Show organisers have urged people to wear safety and ventilation suits, and to avoid being near windows.
Air pollution at Sydney’s main airportAhead of the airshow, air quality levels in Sydney’s CBD have been among the highest in Australia, with a recent poll finding that nearly 40 per cent of Sydneysiders live in areas with air pollution levels above the “high” category.
Air quality monitors were installed on Monday, but it is expected that the air will remain dry in the CBD for several hours before it becomes too polluted for the public to breath.
Air shows and other air-shows have been cancelled for the first time since 1997 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Auckland residents will have the opportunity to take part in the airshows for free on Sunday.
New Zealand airshows will return on the same day, and Australians will be able to attend airshows in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth on Monday as well.