Melbourne’s Avalon Airport is officially open for international air travel!
The airport’s new international terminal opened on Sunday 2nd December, with the first international flight scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Construction on the international terminal started in May 2018 with Melbourne Glass and Aluminium Services front and centre in building over 65 glass security barriers to facilitate the safe movement of travellers through the airport.
This approximately 4 week long project was a huge success for Melbourne Glass given the tight timeframes and the high priority placed on the project by the Federal Government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Marise Payne was present for the ribbon cutting ceremony and told reporters having international flights come to Avalon was fantastic for the area.
“Our mission is to be the best small airport in the world by providing passengers the service they expect of an international airport with the best price and greater efficiency,” Avalon Airport chief executive Justin Giddings said in a statement.
“This terminal has room for expansion, and we look forward to announcing further routes, and to housing further airlines in the future.”
Congratulations to all Melbourne Glass team members on the successful delivery of this important project.