Melbourne Airport celebrates 100 million international passengers
Jan 31, 2013
Melbourne Airport has today celebrated its 100 millionth international passenger.
Melbourne Airport CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff, said that 100 million international passengers was a significant milestone for Victoria’s aviation gateway.
“We’ve come a long way since we first opened for international flights in July, 1970. In our first year of operation, around 100,000 passengers travelled through the new airport. Last year, almost 7 million international passengers used Melbourne Airport.”
“Our lucky 100 millionth passenger is a young woman named Clare who was travelling to Singapore with her mother and grandmother. To help them start their trip in style, we have a number of treats in store including some dining delights from Café Vue that will be served by the award winning chef himself, Mr Shannon Bennett.”
“Clare will also receive a gift hamper with a selection of perfumes, beauty products, gourmet produce and champagne.”
“Thank you to everyone who has supported our 100 millionth passenger celebrations including Shannon Bennett and Café Vue, Victoria’s Secret, Australian Produce, F1RST Tax and Duty Free and Singapore Airlines, whom Clare is travelling with. We wish Clare and her family members a wonderful journey.”