Big crowds at Brisbane, Melbourne airports for school holidays

Travellers have been told to ‘live without’ without their luggage if it goes missing as chaotic crowds flock to airports. Passengers are being warned to be prepared to “live without” without their luggage if it goes missing as chaotic scenes have erupted at airports once again. Eager travellers are crowding airports across Australia with school …

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Melbourne Airport’s busiest period in more than two years to begin tomorrow

Melbourne Airport staff are preparing for the airport’s busiest period in more than two years, with the winter school holidays set to begin tomorrow. More than 2.1 million passengers are expected to pass through Melbourne Airport between Friday and July 17, marking an increase on the 1.7 million passengers who travelled through the airport during …

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More long lines expected at Sydney and Melbourne airports today

Long lines are expected to form throughout the day at Sydney Airport and Melbourne Airport as travellers leave the state for the long weekend. 9News reporter Sarah Stewart said earlier the processes for check in and security had changed at the airport to accommodate for the early queues. Normally, travellers could check in and drop …

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Melbourne and Sydney airports prepare for busiest week in years

Easter weekend and school holidays will bring the highest travelling numbers in years to Melbourne and Sydney airports, but with workforces below pre-COVID-19 levels, passengers face major delays.  It will represent the first time Sydney Airport’s domestic terminals have had more than 80,000 passengers since 6 March 2020, and will surpass the previous post-COVID peak …

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Long delays at Sydney and Melbourne airports ahead of Easter chaos

Passengers waiting to fly out for an Easter holiday at Sydney Airport are again facing hefty wait times, while the chaos has also hit Melbourne Airport. Staff shortages and the start of the school holidays has seen some passengers have to wait at least two hours to get through security.  In Victoria, the end of …

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Travellers endure more queues at Sydney, Melbourne airports

Live Travellers are again facing long queues at domestic airport terminals in Sydney and Melbourne, with staff shortages and school holidays combining to hold up ‘out-of-practice’ passengers. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said delays at Sydney Airport, which began last week, were in part because up to half the workforce was isolating due to COVID-19. “We’re …

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Melbourne Airport’s third runway to open by end of decade

“There are many, many stakeholders interested in the airport and the airport’s development. So of course there’s going to be some people that it may affect more greatly than others,” he said. “Our job, though, is to come up with a plan that actually works for the greater good, to make sure that the business …

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