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Making Easter and school holiday travel easier

Apr 21, 2011

Melbourne Airport is reminding passengers that taking some simple steps over the busy period will make travelling easier and stress free. 

Melbourne Airport General Manager Operations John Nahyna said that people should allow sufficient time for travel over the Easter period.

“I’d like to urge passengers to allow plenty of time for travel over the Easter weekend. This year, Easter coincides with Anzac Day and many people are taking the opportunity to get away for the five day break. It’s also the end of the school holidays so please allow extra time to ensure you’re not impacted by traffic or other delays.”

“Passengers can also take some simple steps to protect their belongings when travelling.  Pack your own luggage, lock your bags to prevent against tampering or theft and never leave your bags unattended,” said Mr Nahyna.

“For security screening, I’d encourage people to check the Australian Government’s security regulations for both international and domestic travel.  This will ensure people avoid having to surrender items at security points.  If you are travelling overseas, please also be aware of restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels.”

Mr Nahyna reminded travellers to keep their passport safe at all times as well as to keep important documentation and valuables in carry-on luggage rather than check-in luggage.

“External name tags can become separated from bags so it’s also a good idea to use internal labels with contact details for both your home and destination,” he said.

“Brightly coloured baggage, tags or straps can reduce the risk of your belongings being mistakenly claimed by another passenger.”

“Melbourne Airport’s website provides information on our car parking options to suit any need or budget and SkyBus provides a quick and convenient service between Southern Cross Station and the airport.”

“By planning ahead and allowing extra time, passengers can make travelling easier, ensuring a stress-free trip.”

“Melbourne Airport would like to wish all passengers a happy, safe and stress-free Easter.”

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