Melbourne Airport (MEL)

FAA Code Time Zone Australia/Sydney
Phone Fax +61 3 9297 1886
Latitude -37.661700 Longitude 144.833
Web Site Email
Current Date and Time 07:05 21-Feb-2019
Open Hours Monday through Sunday, all day Elevation 434 Feets
Address Locked Bag 16, Gladstone Park VIC 3043, Australia

Melbourne Airport Facts

Melbourne Airport also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. It was opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. Melbourne Airport is the sole international airport of the four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area.

The airport is 23 km from the city centre. The airport has its own postcode—Melbourne Airport, Victoria This is adjacent to the suburb of Tullamarine.

The Melbourne–Sydney air route is the third most-travelled passenger air route in the world and the third busiest in the Asia Pacific region. The airport features direct flights to 33 destinations in all states and territories of Australia in addition to numerous destinations in Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Melbourne Airport is the number one arrival/departure point for the airports of four of Australia's seven other capital cities.N1 Melbourne serves as a major hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia, while Jetstar Airways and Tiger Airways Australia utilise the airport as home base. Melbourne is the busiest airport for international export freight as of August 2011, while second busiest for import freight. Domestically, Melbourne serves as headquarters for Australian air Express and Toll Priority and handles more domestic freight than any other airport in the nation.

In 2003, Melbourne received the International Air Transport Association Eagle Award for service and two National Tourism Awards for tourism services. The airport comprises four terminals: one international terminal, two domestic terminals and one budget domestic terminal. Most recently Melbourne Airport was awarded by Skytrax for having the best Airport hotel in the Australia/Pacific in the World Airport Awards. Melbourne Airport was also ranked the 43rd best airport for 2012. Melbourne reached 30 million passengers for the first time in the 12 months ending July 2013.


Melbourne Airport Destinations

Destination IATA Flight
Gladstone Airport GLT Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone
Sarajevo International Airport SJJ Flights from Melbourne to Sarajevo
San Francisco International Airport SFO Flights from Melbourne to San Francisco
Santorini Thira Airport JTR Flights from Melbourne to Santorini Thira
Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN Flights from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City
Perth Airport PER Flights from Melbourne to Perth
Kos Airport KGS Flights from Melbourne to Kos
Koh Samui Airport USM Flights from Melbourne to Koh Samui
Launceston Airport LST Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Penang Airport PEN Flights from Melbourne to Penang
Fort Lauderdale International Airport FLL Flights from Melbourne to Miami
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH Flights from Melbourne to Houston
John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK Flights from Melbourne to New York
Auckland International Airport AKL Flights from Melbourne to Auckland
Gold Coast Airport OOL Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast
Hobart Airport HBA Flights from Melbourne to Hobart