Generally flights into and out of Sydney Airport use one of the two north/south runways. There is one east/west runway which is used far less either to provide a relief for those suburbs over whose roofs the majority of flights pass or when there are strong westerly winds. The latter was the case for our flight. This meant an unusual approach to the airport and some interesting photo opportunities, albeit through the aircraft's dirty double windows, the bumpy descent and at times into the glare of midday sun.
|Sydney's western suburbs; the Olympic Stadium is dead centre|
|Sydney Airport and Botany Bay|
|Double Bay (left), Rushcutters Bay (right)|
Continuing our descent flying past Bondi Beach.
|Bondi Beach and Sydney's eastern suburbs|