The Melbourne Airport is the main port of call for people who are entering Victoria whether you plan to holiday here or travel to a different destination, the international and domestic airport at Melbourne sees thousands of travellers each day from interstate and overseas. The Melbourne airport is the second busiest airport in Australia, coming in after Sydney airport, and is also known as the Tullamarine Airport.
The Melbourne airport is classed as a separate suburb all on its own and is located approximately 23kms from the city centre. Opened back in 1970, it replaced the Essendon Airport and the Melbourne airport is the only international airport with incoming and outgoing international flights that serves all of the other four airports located in and around Melbourne.
There are hundreds of different flight paths that come in and out of the Melbourne airport that travel to all of the states and territories of Australia as well as flights to a great deal of other destinations within the Oceania region as well as Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, and the Melbourne airport is the most popular airport out of all of the other major airports in Australia.
The Melbourne airport takes flights from Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger Airways as all of these airlines use this airport as their home base. The airport was also documented back in 2008 to be the busiest airport in Australia for export freight and the second busiest for import freight. Back in 2003 the Melbourne Airport was awarded a four star rating and received the International Air Transport Association Eagle Award for service.
Within the Melbourne Airport you can find undercover parking, secure parking, public parking, hotels and motels. If you have a flight out early in the morning why not check into one of the well appointed hotel rooms for the night so you can have easy access to the airport when rise the next morning. Once at the airport you can find an array of eateries, cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques to browse in while you wait for your flight. For international travellers you can enjoy a wonderful selection of duty free shopping before you board as well!
If you are staying in Melbourne accommodation a distance away from the airport you can easily arrange the skybus or jump on a direct train service that will take you out to the airport and with numerous taxis you will never be left stranded and wondering how you are going to catch you flight.
So whether you are coming to the Melbourne airport to pick someone up or fly to another destination either interstate or overseas, everything from parking, currency exchange, last minute shopping, gifts and dining is all taken care of from the moment you arrive. You can sit and relax in one of the bars or lounge areas while you wait for family and friends and have a drink or even log into one of the computers and find out more information about the place you are heading to with the numerous computers that are open to the public. Nothing has been left out when it comes to travel plans, so for all those last minutes things you can find it all within the Melbourne Airport.