Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport is the main airport serving the city of Melbourne, and is the only international airport of the four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area. It is also the second busiest airport in Australia. Located 23km from the city centre, the airport serves as a major hub for Qantas and Virgin Australia, while Jetstar Airways and Tiger Airways Australia uses the airport as home base. Melbourne Airport features direct flights to 33 destinations in all states and territories of Australia, as well as numerous destinations in Oceania, Asia, Africa, and North America.
The airport has four terminals. Terminal 1 is located at the northern end of the airport and hosts domestic services for Qantas Group airlines, Qantas, Jetstar, and QantasLink. Terminal 2 has 20 gates with aerobridges and handles all international flights out of Melbourne Airport. Terminal 3 is the home for Virgin Australia and Regional Express Airlines, and currently has eleven parking bays served by single aerobridges and eight parking bays without aerobridges. Terminal 4, which was formerly called the Domestic Express of South Terminal, is dedicated to budget airlines, and is also the first facility of its kind at a conventional airport in Australia. Departures area in Terminals 1, 2, and 3 at Melbourne Airport are all located on the first floor, while the Departures area in Terminal 4 is located on the ground floor.
Services and Facilities
For the convenience and comfortable travel of the passengers, Melbourne Airport houses different facilities in each of its terminals. Baby change facilities are located throughout Terminals 1, 2, and 3; public shower facilities are located near the toilet areas on the Departures level of Terminal 2; and you can find the telephones throughout Terminals 1, 2, and 3. The machines accept coins, phone cards, and some also accept credit cards. For those with hearing difficulties, a telephone specifically for them can be found on the ground floor of the Arrivals area in Terminal 2. Internet kiosks are located throughout the terminals, and Melbourne Airport offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the terminals. If you wish to shop before your scheduled flight, or upon arrival, Melbourne Airport also houses F1RST Tax and Duty Free where you can purchase some of the biggest brands available. Dining spots are also plentiful throughout the terminals.