Melbourne Airport

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Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. It opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. Melbourne Airport is the main international airport of the four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area, the other international airport being Avalon Airport.

Melbourne Airport has been connecting Victoria to the world for 50 years, welcoming more than three quarters of a billion travellers over the decades. Together we can reflect on how far we have come, to be Australia’s busiest 24/7 airport, and to be an airport Melbourne can be proud of. The opening of the international airport on 1 July 1970 allowed the world to come to Melbourne, and the hopes and dreams of Melburnians to take flight.


Airport News

Melbourne Airport’s proposed third runway on public exhibition

Melbourne Airport’s plan to build a third runway will go on formal public exhibition tomorrow, with the community invited to provide feedback through until mid-May.  The new 3000-metre runway will run parallel to the existing north-south …

Melbourne Airport commits to net zero by 2025, introduces organics waste stream

Melbourne Airport has committed to an accelerated target of net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 and announced the introduction of an organic waste recycling stream within its terminals from the end of …

Bamboo deal signals shoots of recovery at Melbourne Airport

Vietnam’s newest airline, Bamboo Airways, will become the first new foreign carrier to serve Melbourne Airport since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bamboo Airways will make Melbourne its Australian headquarters and begin regular non-stop services …

Welcome back world! Melbourne Airport prepares for Quarantine-free travel.

Melbourne Airport is preparing for an influx of international arrivals following the Victorian government’s announcement it will remove the mandatory quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Australians from November 1. The move brings Victoria into line with …


Melbourne Airport
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