You've no doubt seen in the media by now that several airlines have parked several planes at Avalon Airport as the spread of COVID-19 impacts the aviation industry worldwide. Currently we have around 36 aircraft from 787 Dreamliners to A320s to Airbus A330s and more.
For the past six years Avalon Airport has housed some of the largest performers in the fire fighting fleet that descends on our state every summer. The LATS or large air tankers have become iconic in their imagery, flying deep and low over unimaginable fire and dropping their incandescent red near the burning scrub below.
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Melbourne Avalon Airport has today enlisted one of Australia’s most loved personalities, Shane Jacobson as ambassador to spearhead its brand awareness campaign in 2020.
On Thursday 28 February Avalon Airport launched its newest addition to the international terminal - the Aviramp International. The first of its kind in Australia, the new jet bridge is a mobile ramp that creates easy access to the plane for all passengers.
2018 began with a party in February where we announced that AirAsia would begin flights out of Avalon by December. A packed hangar formed the arena that blue-sky day in February, and since it was an announcement ten years in the making, the celebrations reverberated across the region.
Avalon Airport today formally launched its new international terminal ahead of AirAsia flights commencing this week.
The new international terminal was officially opened by Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Hon John Eren MP, Member for Lara.
AirAsia estimates around 500,000 international passengers will pass through Avalon Airport in the first year of operation.