The new runway will be built in a north-south orientation after the airport determined that would provide the greatest benefits.
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To cater for its growing passenger numbers, Melbourne Airport is to undertake a significant upgrade to its International Arrivals Hall.
The GRESB assessment ranks airports on their commitment to sustainability through environmental, social and governance initiatives.
Working smarter is allowing airports to facilitate more passengers with the existing facilities. However, as Caroline Wilkie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Airports Association, highlights, with demand for air travel intensifying, infrastructure solutions are necessary to ensure the industry has the capacity to meet passenger needs.
The $300 million investment is the largest airfield investment project since the airport opened in 1970 and is set to increase capacity, facilitate new routes and improve terminal facilities.
Melbourne Airport, as part of the Neighbourhood House Community Grants Programme, is investing in educational and employment pathways for those in need.
APAC Chief Executive and Managing Director, Lyell Strambi, said Hay’s appointment would herald the next chapter in the growth story of Melbourne and Launceston Airports.
Melbourne Airport has become the first airport in Australia to operate a smart-security screening point hoped to reduce queues and improve passenger experience.
The busiest day for Melbourne's Terminal 2 was 28 January 2019, which saw 20,715 people pass through, while January was the busiest month for Terminal 2 Arrivals overall, with 577,106 travellers.
New outdoor advertising screens, installed at Melbourne Airport, will reach more people than ever before and are on a scale larger than anywhere else in Australia.
The airport saw growth of almost 10 per cent in international passenger traffic from September 2017 to 2018.
The non-stop service from Melbourne International to San Francisco International joins other US destinations such as Los Angeles thanks to Qantas.
New direct route between Manila and Melbourne sees the popular destination more accessible as Melbourne has the highest year-on-year growth rate of Filipinos arriving into Australia at 17 per cent, higher than any other major Australian airport.
A list of the top 10, highest grossing routes has been published and a British Airways route saw over US$1 billion in revenue between April 2017 and March 2018
The planned revamp will help Melbourne Airport reach its goal of reaching annual traffic of 100 million passenger over the coming decades.