The airport in Melbourne
The Melbourne airport sometimes called as the airport of Tullamarin, is the main city airport Melbourne. This airport holds the second place on an indicator of the served passengers in a year, more than 24 million passengers annually here are served. The airport is located approximately in 20 kilometers from Melbourne in the city of Tullamarin. From here internal flights, and also flights to the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and North America are regularly made.
The airport in Melbourne is the main knot for Qantas, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways Australia airlines.
The British company Skytrax defined quality of service of the airport at level of the 4th stars.
The airport in Melbourne was open in the summer of 1970, before the city served Essendon’s airport. In 1962 construction of the new airport was planned, because of inability existing to serve a growing passenger traffic. For the first year of work the new airport served more than 150 thousand passengers.
Initially the airport carried the city name in which it settles down, Tullamarin. After it it was decided to rename into the Melbourne airport. However locals still often call Tullamarin’s its airport.
The airport in Melbourne is ready to offer the passengers various services which can be necessary in a way. For the got hungry passengers cafes work at the territory of the terminal.
There are standard services which offer the majority of the international airports – ATMs, offices of banks, mail, shops, luggage left-luggage offices etc.
The most convenient, in respect of comfort and money, option to reach the city is a bus. Round the clock, with an interval of 15 minutes, the bus of the SkyBus company which for 16 dollars delivers passengers to Southern Cross Station goes. It is necessary to tell that upon simultaneous purchase of the return ticket the trip will cost 26 dollars.
To services of passengers taxi are also presented, fare depends on an appointment point. It is possible to reach the city center approximately in 20 minutes, and fare will make about 30 dollars.
Besides the companies providing a car in rent work at the territory of the airport. Therefore the tourist can always reach the right place under the own steam.