Melbourne expansion approval

Melbourne AirportAustralia’s Melbourne Airport has had approval for its Southern Precinct Program by the country’s government.

The Southern Precinct Program will see the airport expand with a new domestic terminal, 17 extra gates and aircraft parking, and associated landside infrastructure to support it.

Melbourne Airport CEO, Chris Woodruff, said the Southern Precinct Program was an exciting step in Melbourne Airport’s continuing development as Victoria’s aviation gateway.

“We will look to finalise discussions with our airline customers with a view to the terminal being operational by mid 2015,” said Mr Woodruff.

Melbourne would be able to grow into a much more significant domestic airport once the new facility opens.

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