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News & Events Archive

  • Sep 30, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes Beijing Capital Airlines to Australia Melbourne Airport today welcomed the inaugural Beijing Capital Airlines flight to Australia highlighting yet more evidence of Victoria’s growing attraction as a destination of choice from China.
  • Sep 27, 2016 Melbourne outstrips Sydney and Brisbane for international passenger growth. Again. Almost $250 million worth of capital investment has helped Melbourne Airport preserve a decade-long trend of international passenger growth. This growth contributed to an 11 per cent increase in operating revenue, and an after tax profit of $267 million.
  • Sep 20, 2016 Melbourne Airport breaks August passenger records More than 2.8 million passengers travelled through Melbourne Airport during August, a 2.5 per cent increase compared to August 2015.
  • Sep 20, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes additional Virgin flights to Los Angeles Melbourne Airport welcomes today’s announcement that Virgin Australia will introduce five services each week between Melbourne and Los Angeles from April 2017.
  • Sep 16, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes new daily Melbourne-Narita service by Qantas A new daily route between Melbourne and Narita, announced today by Qantas, is a welcome addition to capacity for Japanese visitors to Victoria.
  • Sep 07, 2016 Protected Industrial Action Passengers are advised that Protected Industrial Action by CPSU members of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is planned for Melbourne Airport from 12:00am Friday 9 September (midnight Thursday) to 4:00am Saturday 10 September. Action is also planned for CPSU members of Australian Border Force from 8:30am – 11:30am on Friday 9 September at Melbourne Airport.
  • Sep 02, 2016 Practice emergency exercise on Friday 2 September On Friday 2 September, Melbourne Airport will be hosting an emergency exercise. The airport will operate as normal with no disruptions to flights.
  • Aug 25, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes new Canberra to Melbourne route by Tigerair Melbourne Airport welcomes today's detailed announcement that Tigerair will launch a new route providing daily return services between Melbourne and Canberra from 8 December 2016.
  • Aug 18, 2016 Victoria celebrates 34 million passengers for Melbourne Airport In a win for the whole of Victoria, Melbourne Airport has smashed its year-on-year results by welcoming 34 million passengers between August 2015 and July 2016.
  • Aug 10, 2016 Protected Industrial Action at Melbourne Airport Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) members of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, including the Australian Border Force, will be taking part in protected industrial action which will affect Melbourne Airport from midnight Thursday 11 August to 1am Saturday 13 August.
  • Aug 10, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes inaugural A350 Melbourne Airport welcomed the inaugural A350 service to Victoria this afternoon, with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ207.
  • Jul 20, 2016 Melbourne Airport's 2015/16 passenger traffic results The city of four seasons in one day, world-class coffee, late night restaurants, secret laneways and endless sporting, tourism and business events remained a destination of choice for millions of passengers throughout 2015/16.
  • Jul 12, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes Beijing Capital Airlines Another exciting milestone was reached today in the fast-growing Chinese visitor market with Beijing Capital Airlines announcing Melbourne as its first Australian destination with services from Shenyang via Qingdao commencing in September.
  • Jul 06, 2016 2016 Customer Service Awards Melbourne Airport hosted its fourth annual Customer Service Awards last week at Fox’s Car Museum, Docklands.
  • Jul 01, 2016 Xiamen Air arrives at Melbourne Airport Melbourne Airport today welcomed new China-based airline, Xiamen Air, which adds a direct route between Melbourne and the south-east China city of Xiamen.
  • Jun 24, 2016 Emirates celebrates 20 years in Australia Emirates will celebrate its 20th year of flying to Australia this weekend at Melbourne Airport. The Dubai-based airline launched Melbourne as its first Australian destination in 1996, 11 years after its first international flight to Karachi.
  • Jun 20, 2016 Victoria’s international visitor growth streak continues Melbourne Airport’s streak of consecutive month-on-month growth continued in May with a total of 8.3 per cent more international visitors to the world’s most livable city and sporting capital, than the same time last year.
  • May 23, 2016 Melbourne Airport hits 9 million international passengers Melbourne Airport has recorded 9 million international passengers in 12 months. That is one passenger for every home in Australia, four times the number of cars in Australia and almost the entire population of United Arab Emirates.
  • Apr 26, 2016 Rex passenger information - departures moving to new T4 Regional Express Airlines (Rex) passengers will check-in at Melbourne Airport’s new Terminal 4 from this Thursday 28 April.
  • Apr 20, 2016 Melbourne Airport's March passenger traffic results For some ‘seven’ is a lucky number, at Boeing it is aligned with naming the company’s successful commercial jets, and at Melbourne Airport it is the number of years that continuous and consistent growth has been achieved.
  • Apr 18, 2016 Receive real time flight information via Twitter Passengers can now receive personalised, real time, information about their flight via social media.
  • Apr 15, 2016 Protected Industrial action at Melbourne Airport Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) members of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) will be taking part in protected industrial action that will affect Melbourne Airport from midnight Sunday 17 April until midnight Monday 18 April, and then rolling one-hour stops until 6am Tuesday 19 April.
  • Apr 07, 2016 Surf’s up at Melbourne Airport Victorians will have the chance to practice their surfing skills or learn the popular water sport in prime conditions when Australia’s first surf park opens at Melbourne Airport.
  • Mar 30, 2016 Protected Industrial action at Melbourne Airport Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) members of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, including the Australian Border Force, and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will be taking part in protected industrial action that will affect Melbourne Airport tomorrow and Friday.
  • Mar 30, 2016 Border Force industrial action cancelled for Easter long weekend Melbourne Airport is pleased that CPSU members of Border Force have agreed to cancel their industrial action, which would have seen strikes at all major Australian airports over the busy Easter long weekend.
  • Mar 23, 2016 Melbourne Airport maintains service levels during record investment phase Melbourne Airport’s investment in aeronautical infrastructure during 2014-15 was the biggest in the airport’s history since privatisation almost two decades ago, according to the Airport Monitoring Report 2014-15 released today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
  • Mar 18, 2016 Melbourne Airport’s February passenger traffic results Welcome to the year of the Monkey. According to Chinese astrology, this smart, confident zodiac has a preference for the directions north and northwest. This is fitting given China, one of our biggest growth markets, lies to the north of Melbourne.
  • Mar 14, 2016 Airnorth connects Melbourne and Toowoomba Victorians can now fly direct to Toowoomba in southern Queensland with the arrival of new domestic airline, Airnorth.
  • Feb 19, 2016 Melbourne Airport’s January passenger traffic results Melbourne Airport has started 2016 with a record-breaking month for passenger movements.
  • Feb 17, 2016 Melbourne Airport welcomes Xiamen Airlines The fast-growing Chinese visitor market will receive a further boost from 1 July when Xiamen Airlines commences direct services between Xiamen and Melbourne.
  • Jan 20, 2016 Melbourne Airport’s 2015 passenger traffic results Melbourne Airport finished 2015 with strong international passenger growth to reach more than 8.7 million international passengers for the year, or an increase of 9 per cent compared to 2014.
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