Find the cheapest flight to Melbourne
Melbourne Airport (airport code MEL) lies to the north of the city of Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and one-time capital of Australia. It is the second busiest airport in Australia, after Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport. The airport is effectively its own suburb – it even has its own postcode. Recent upgrades have made the airport the first in Australia that is prepared to handle the new double-decker Airbus A380. Melbourne Airport is a hub for Qantas and a focus city for Virgin Blue, and will be the Australian base for Tiger Airways Australia, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Tiger Airways.
Airlines serving Melbourne are listed here, and flight information can be found here. There is even a live flight radar here. A list of facilities/services available at the airport is here, including luggage storage and wrapping and an 18-hole golf course 25 minutes by car from the airport. Your shopping and dining options are listed here, and they even come with a guarantee that you will not be forced to pay higher prices than if you bought the same thing at the same store away from the airport. Your ground transportation options are listed here along with a cool interactive map of the area.
More Information on Melbourne
Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, and is considered by many to be the culinary, sporting and cultural capital of the country – just make sure you do not say that to someone from Sydney. Melbourne is a bustling and cosmopolitan city full of sociable and energetic people who love outdoor activities and all kinds of sports. If you are adventurous, laid back and outgoing, you will enjoy Melbourne immensely.