Melbourne Airport is the primary airport servicing the Australian city of Melbourne. Opened in 1970, Melbourne Airport was built to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. Melbourne Airport features direct flights to 33 domestic destinations, and to destinations in the Pacific, Europe, Asia and North America.
Melbourne Airport (IATA code: MEL) is the second busiest airport in Australia and the hub airport for Qantas. Flights to Melbourne Airport are provided by international airlines such as Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways. MEL is a 30-minute drive from the city centre of Melbourne.
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General Information About Melbourne Airport
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Melbourne Airport replaced the nearby Essendon Airport. Adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine, Melbourne Airport has its own postcode – Melbourne Airport, Victoria (3045). Skytrax has awarded Melbourne Airport for having the best Airport hotel in the Pacific/Australia in the World Airport Awards. Melbourne Airport is locally referred to as Tullamarine or simply Tulla. This distinguishes it from Melbourne’s other three airports. In 2015, the airport’s passengers passing through its doors increased to 33.1 million per annum.
Shops at Melbourne Airport are sure to amaze you, one of the best duty-free experiences can be had, before boarding your flight. Discover shops that will ensure all your shopping pleasures are seen to. Souvenir, chocolate, book, clothing, accessories and surf stores can be found at Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne Airport has a wide range of cuisines in which you can indulge, including bars, bakeries, juice bars, cafés and salad bars.
The Melbourne Airport international departures terminal has amazing lounges for travellers travelling on Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and Emirates.
Melbourne Airport provides a quality range of facilities, including travellers’ information services, parcel lockers, a pharmacy, banking and a medical centre.
Mantra Tullamarine Hotel
Mantra Tullamarine Hotel is the ideal stopover for corporate and leisure travellers seeking a modern hotel. It is a 5-minute drive from Melbourne Airport. Amenities include a spa bath, a sauna, a heated pool and conference centres.
Cilom Airport Lodge
This 3 ½ star airport lodge offers all the comfort and convenience you can count on. It is a 4-minute drive from Melbourne International Airport. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, long and short-term parking, a restaurant and a gym.
Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport
Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is ideal for stopovers and early morning flight times, as it is a 3-minute drive from the airport.
For your convenience, order your money online and simply collect it at a foreign exchange outlet at Melbourne Airport.
The following documents are required for foreign exchange collection:
• A valid passport
• Proof of travel arrangements – flight tickets and accommodation
• ID document
• Proof of residential address
Travelex outlets are located at Melbourne Airport.
There are a variety of parking options available at Melbourne Airport, including long-term parking, valet services, bicycle and motorbike parking and the pick-up and drop off. Travellers are encouraged to book online, this way you can save on parking prices.