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Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is called the Tullamarine Airport. It is the primary airport for the people of Melbourne. This is the second busiest airport in the country and began operation in 1970. It is Terminal 1 hosts domestic services for Qantas Group airlines, Qantas, Jetstar and QantasLink and is located to the northern end of the building. Departures are located on the first floor, while arrivals are located on the ground floor. Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Air Vanuatu, AirAsia X, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines operated by Shanghai Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines and many other airlines have their base here too. And because of this, a lot of flights are always en route to Melbourne.

The terminal has 16 parking bays served by aerobridges; 12 are served by single aerobridges whilst four are served by double aerobridges. There are another five non aerobridge gates, which are used by QantasLink and Jetstar.the main international airport among the four airports in the city. It is 23 km away from the city and is adjacent to Tullamarine which is a suburb. Melbourne airport is the 5th most travelled in the world when it comes to passenger air route and then the 2nd busiest in the region of Asian Pacific. It has direct flights that have up to 33 destinations around the world and the city. It is the main hub for airlines like Virgin Australia, Qantas, Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar Airways. This is the busiest airport for flights making international export freight travelling and then then the 2nd busiest for those making use of import freight in the country. And for domestic airlines like Toll Priority and Australian Air Express, they have their headquarters in Melbourne airport.

Melbourne Airport has four terminals which are two domestic terminals, one international terminal and then one budget domestic terminal. These terminals have have 56 gates. These gates are 40 domestic and 16 international gates. And for the freighter parking positions, there are five of them which are located on the Southern Freighter Apron. Those who are making use of terminal 1 have QantasLink, Qantas, Jetstar and Qantas Group airlines which are domestic service. This is located in the northern end of the Melborune airport. it has 16 parking bays that are served by amazing aerobridges.

Terminal 2 handles the international flights that are leaving Melbourne Airport and the city and has twenty gates with areobriges connecting them. The flights that make use of this Terminal 2 are Malaysia Airlines ,Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand/United Airlines, Emirates Airline and Thai Airways International. These airlines operate airline lounges in the terminal. And there are special works from great Australian artists like Gloria Petyarre and Jugadai Napaltjarri around the Terminal 2.Terminal 3 is for Virgin Australia and other Regional Express Airlines. It has 11 parking bays that are served by single aerobridges and then 8 parking bays that is not equipped with aerobridges.Terminal 4 in Melbourne airport is for budget airlines.

There are lots of places a passenger can visit while waiting for a car or flight. These places have been designed for comfort and luxury to the users. And for those with foreign currencies, there are places for them to change their money to the country’s money. This is what would help a passenger or tourist have a smooth travelling around the city. And for those who would want to get booklets about the locations of the various centers in the country, they can easily get them from the Melbourne airport.

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