Virgin Australia has started work on the comprehensive redevelopment of its domestic terminal at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 3 (‘T3’). The work will take over three years to compete and marks the start of the airline’s comprehensive redevelopment of its domestic terminal.
The majority of the construction at Virgin Australia’s check-in facilities is scheduled to be completed prior to Christmas 2018.
By mid-2019, the redeveloped domestic terminal will offer an automated check-in process in the T3 check-in hall for Virgin Australia guests, including:
The introduction of these automated check-in features will significantly reduce the time taken to check-in and check luggage. As seen in concept designs released today, Virgin Australia guests travelling through Melbourne will enjoy a significantly enhanced and streamlined experience from arrival at the airport to taking off from the tarmac.
Once construction has been completed, T3 will also feature:
The unveiling of these concept designs follows the domestic terminal agreement that was signed in June
between Virgin Australia and Melbourne Airport, which included key commercial terms to support the
redevelopment of T3.
Virgin Australia and Melbourne Airport are working together to finalise the design process, with the works anticipated to begin in 2018.
The Group Executive for Virgin Australia Airlines, Rob Sharp, said: “The airport experience is an important part of our guest’s overall travel experience. Virgin Australia runs a major operation at Melbourne Airport, operating up to 100 return flights each day. The redeveloped terminal will see Virgin Australia provide guests with a world class experience on the ground, to match the unrivalled service we provide on-board” said Mr Sharp.