Melbourne Airport opens the doors to its new Terminal 4

Currently, 10 self service check-in kiosks and automated bag drops are operating on the ground level.

Melbourne Airport has opened the doors to Australia’s newest domestic terminal, marking the start of a staged opening over the coming months.

Melbourne Airport’s new Terminal 4 is the first terminal in the Asia Pacific region to open as a completely self-service check-in operation.

Currently, 10 self service check-in kiosks and automated bag drops are operating on the ground level.

A number of retailers have opened in the level 1 departure lounge. Over the coming months, more than 30 fashion and convenience stores will open, along with food and beverage providers.

With 1,200 seats, and floor to ceiling windows providing sweeping views of the airfield, the departure lounge offers a relaxing area for passengers to wait for their flight to board.

The first flight from the new Terminal 4 was Tigerair Australia flight TT206 heading for Sydney.

The low-cost carrier will continue to operate from the new Terminal 4 while its existing facilities undergo refurbishment.

Jetstar and Regional Express will move into the new terminal in the coming months.

Lorie Argus, Executive – Operations, Melbourne Airport:

“Today is an important milestone in the two-year construction phase of Terminal 4. We are really proud to welcome Tigerair and its passengers to our new T4.”

“Today is the first step in an exciting program of works that will continue in and around the new Terminal 4 over the next few months. This includes the opening of more shops, completion of more aircraft parking bays, and a transport hub that incorporates car parking, passenger drop-off and pick-up zones, a taxi rank and bus interchange. Tigerair’s existing facilities will also be refurbished and we’ll soon be welcoming Jetstar and Regional Express.”

“The new Terminal 4 has been constructed over a two year period – all while Australia’s second largest passenger airport continued operating 24/7 around construction activity. We thank all of our passengers, airlines, contractors and staff who have helped us to reach this exciting day.”

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Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.


Tigerair is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. Etablished in 2004, Tigerair is a Singapore-based no-frills airline that offers affordable travel options.

The airline has a fleet of Airbus A320-family aircraft, averaging about four years of age.

Tigerair operates flights to 38 destinations across 12 countries in Asia.

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