Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Sydney Airport by FlyTampa; Partnership With Orbx Announced [UPDATED]

FlyTampa announced that it will release Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sydney

Today Third-party add-on developer FlyTampa announced that it will release Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The announcement comes alongside the reveal of a partnership with Orbx, which will launch the airport on its popular Orbx Central service.

Update: Just one day after the announcement, the airport has been released and it’s now available for roughly $18.

No release date has been announced besides “very soon.”

With FlyTampa being a fan-favorite developer for scenery, Orbx certainly scored another relevant partnership here.

Below you can take a look at a gallery of screenshots and an official description of the airport.

“Sydney Airport is the busiest in Australia handling over 42 million passengers per year from a variety of airlines all around the world. The airport itself features three runways and is one of the world’s longest commercially operating airports.

Located not far from the city itself, you can expect to fly near the iconic Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge that is available with Cityscape Sydney.”

Key Features

  • Sydney Kingsford Smith (YSSY) Airport Addon
  • PBR Textures on ground and buildings
  • Custom dynamic lighting
  • Compatible with Orbx Cityscape Sydney

Incidentally, if you’re interested in Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Helsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin International Airport, and  Seoul City Wow.

If you want to learn more about the game, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.

A few weeks ago, we learned that over two million players have installed Microsoft Flight Simulator so far on their PCs, and a new update has been released just before Christmas.

You can also check out our guide wiki that includes more information to help you get started in the game.

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