Melbourne Airport: Booming passenger growth supports need for third runway

23 April, 2018

Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi stated (19-Apr-2018) the "booming" passenger growth at the airport underpins the need to construct a third runway. Mr Strambi said that nine years of consecutive passenger growth is an "extraordinary milestone" and underlines the need for a new runway to keep up with traveller demand "and the needs of the state". Mr Strambi also noted more airlines are introducing new nonstop long haul services to Melbourne, making international travel cheaper and increasing traveller choices. [more - original PR]