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A Word from the CEO: 2020. The year that was.

2020 Avalon Airport

First of all I want to thank our staff and their families. In an incredibly trying year, the staff at Avalon Airport has shown resilience, loyalty and optimism at every step. They have embraced new roles, changed roles and changed circumstances with positivity and understanding. They are the backbone of the operations here, and this year in particular each has brought so much to the table to help get us through this extraordinary time.

In January, hot off the back of incredibly successful AirAsia flights to KL and our domestic Jetstar flights, we began this year celebrating the announcement that Garuda subsidiary Citilink would be flying daily between Avalon Airport and Bali.

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Sydney Flights | COVID-19 Update

Sydney Flights Covid-19 Update

Due to the current border restrictions between Greater Sydney / NSW Central Coast and Victoria, Jetstar is pausing flights between Avalon Airport and Sydney from Thursday 24 December 2020 until Friday 8 January 2021.

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JETSTAR TAKES OFF AGAIN FROM AVALON, BOOSTS FLIGHTS TO 100% OF PRE-COVID CAPACITY IN EARLY 2021

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• Jetstar’s first flight from Avalon in nine months took off today.
• Avalon-Adelaide flights set to resume on 1 February 2021 with four weekly return services.
• Jetstar to return to its full Avalon schedule from February.

Friday 18 December | The first flight in almost nine months landed at Avalon Airport today, as the airport and Jetstar worked closely with DHHS in response to the latest NSW COVID-19 cluster.

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Avalon Airport celebrates the Royal Children's Hospital's 150 year milestone through new partnership

Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings and UooUoos

Avalon Airport has partnered with The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Foundation to celebrate 150 years of the RCH, one of the world’s leading paediatric hospitals. The partnership encourages Victorians to recognise the extraordinary impact that great care has had on children for one and half centuries.

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Avalon Airport Gold Coast flights to resume from January 2021

Gold Coast flights resume from Avalon Airport

Today Jetstar announced that from 2 January 2021 they will resume their hugely popular flights between Avalon and the Gold Coast.

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Jetstar to take off again from Avalon

Jetstar to take off again at Avalon Airport

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Jetstar’s first flight from Avalon in almost nine months will take off in time for Christmas, with services between Avalon and Sydney resuming on 18 December with fares from $71^.

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A message from our CEO

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From everyone at Avalon Airport we wish you all the best at this uncertain and difficult time.

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Avalon Airport upgrades domestic terminal security systems

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Domestic travellers can move swiftly and safely in and out of Avalon Airport with minimal contact with other passengers, thanks to new security upgrades and the installation of state-of-the-art touchless technology.

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Avalon Airport first in Australia to introduce touchless airport check-in

Elenium touchless check in kiosks installed at Avalon Airport
MEDIA RELEASE
MELBOURNE, Australia, 7 May, 2020

Elenium Automation today announced it has expanded its relationship with Avalon Airport, signing a deal that will make Avalon the first airport in Australia to implement touchless self-service, ensuring world-class passenger safety and experience when the airport recommences flights.

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A message from our CEO

A message from Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings

Our entire community is going through an extremely tough time right now. As we all play our part in slowing down the spread of COVID-19, businesses and families across the world are being affected extraordinarily.

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Citilink Indonesia temporarily grounds flights to Bali from Avalon Airport amid COVID-19 concerns

Citilink at Avalon Airport
MEDIA STATEMENT

WORLDWIDE VIRUS OUTBREAK IMPACTS BALI FLIGHTS FROM AVALON AIRPORT

Citilink Indonesia temporarily grounds flights to Bali from Avalon Airport

Low cost Indonesian carrier, Citilink Indonesia joins the list of many carriers worldwide that are reducing or postponing flights due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Citilink Indonesia advised Avalon Airport that it was postponing services effective immediately until the virus outbreak subsides. Citilink Indonesia and Avalon Airport will review the situation on an ongoing basis and will recommence flights once the outbreak settles.

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Avalon Airport first airport in Australia to provide self-service check-in kiosks and bag drop to customers with Elenium Automation

Avalon kiosks in production
MEDIA RELEASE
MELBOURNE Australia, 4 February 2020

Elenium Automation and Avalon Airport today announced they have formed a partnership to provide a technology solution to further improve passenger experience and operational efficiency within the airport.

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Victorians can fly stress free with Avalon Airport slashing parking prices for all travellers

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MEDIA RELEASE | 2 February 2020

Victorians can fly stress free and with peace of mind, thanks to a new offer by Melbourne Avalon Airport promising affordable and competitive parking prices for domestic and international travellers in February and March 2020.

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Australia's most loved entertainer unveils the secret to flying as new brand ambassador for Avalon Airport

Shane Jacobson, new brand ambassador for Melbourne Avalon Airport
MEDIA RELEASE
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.

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Inaugural Citilink flight touches down at Melbourne Avalon

Citilink Lands at Avalon Airport

Citilink and Avalon Airport Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE | Inaugural Citilink flight touches down at Melbourne Avalon

AVALON AIRPORT, 25 January 2020 | The first Citilink flight landed at Melbourne Avalon Airport today, launching a new low cost daily direct flight to Denpasar, Bali for Victorians.

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