Melbourne Airport experienced a busy month of travel with more than 3.3 million passengers flying through the airport in October, equating to a growth of 2.9 per cent compared to figures in October 2017. International air travel continued to rise significantly with almost 970,000 people traveling overseas, a growth of 8.4 per cent compared to October 2017. The airport’s domestic market remained strong with more than 2.3 million passengers flying both ways.
In other news, Melbourne Airport and Collingwood’s Stomping Ground Brewing Company have joined forces once more to re-open the brewery’s pop-up beer garden at the airport dubbed Terminal 3 ½ (T3 ½). The family-friendly venue offers travellers a wide range of locally brewed craft beers on tap, some of Melbourne’s most iconic food trucks on rotation and Proud Mary coffee. Throughout summer, travellers will be able to watch Australia’s major sporting events pre or post-flight on a large screen, while relaxing in deck chairs dotted around the garden.
Lastly, in recognition of the Centenary of Armistice, Melbourne Airport co-ordinated a small program of activities to help travellers and the airport community honour the moment on Sunday, 11 November. Click HERE to watch a short video of Remembrance Day at the airport. Supporting the activities on Sunday was an installation of poppies on the newly unveiled ‘Melbourne Wall’ in our T2 Departure space.