Melbourne Airport



Nov 01, 2008

Melbourne Airport welcomes the new customs processing technology SmartGate – giving eligible Australian and New Zealand travellers arriving into Australia the option to self-process through passport control.

The introduction of SmartGate is in response to rising international traveller numbers and the introduction of larger aircraft, such as the A380. This compliments the $330M international terminal expansion currently underway at Melbourne Airport.

The $330M expansion program will double the size of the terminal, adding a combined total of 25,000m² new space to T2. This is being undertaken through a series of individual projects with the first to be completed in 2010.

“Currently Melbourne Airport is a hive of construction, and we are both on time and on budget. Working collaboratively with our agencies such as Customs, we are committed to providing the safest and most efficient passenger processing experience for our increasing passenger numbers” said Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff.

“Through working together we aim to deliver Victoria a state-of-the-art terminal that will ensure the long term growth of international airline services into Melbourne. Not only are we keen to offer more travel options to Victorians, but we are adamant as an international hub to provide a world-class service to incoming passengers. The introduction of SmartGate is an example of how we are working collectively to achieve this.”

Media enquiries: Emma Stenhouse, Melbourne Airport Media – (03) 9335 3666

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