Melbourne and Sydney airport crowds return to pre-pandemic levels on busy Queen’s Birthday long weekend

Crowds at Sydney and Melbourne airports have returned to pre-pandemic levels as travellers celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Key points: About 97,000 travellers are set to move through Melbourne Airport on Friday, the highest number since the pandemic hit Airports are urging domestic travellers to arrive two hours before their flights Staff shortages are …

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Melbourne Airport: What’s causing the delays?

More than 1.72 million people passed through Melbourne Airport in March, just 7600 fewer than the number recorded in March 2020. About 1.5 million domestic travellers arrived at Tullamarine, 260,000 more than the March 2020 figure. Tullamarine had its busiest day in two years last Friday as 90,000 travellers passed through. Thursday is expected to …

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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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United Airlines delays restart of Melbourne-San Francisco flights

Executive Traveller exclusive United Airlines is gearing up for a return for direct flights between Melbourne and the USA, with San Francisco first to appear on the departures board –albeit with a slight delay. The Star Alliance member’s previous restart schedule had the first Melbourne-San Francisco service taking off on Tuesday May 10, with an initial …

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Melbourne crash: Woman hit by truck on Monash Freeway, traffic delays

Melbourne’s Monash Freeway has been thrown into chaos this morning after two separate crashes, including one where a woman was hit and killed by a truck. Two separate collisions, including one fatal accident, have thrown one of Melbourne’s busiest freeways into chaos this morning. One of the collisions involved a woman being hit by a …

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Melbourne transport: Trespasser causes major delays on Melbourne train lines

There are major delays across Melbourne’s rail network after a track trespasser was arrested at Flinders St Station during the Monday morning peak. A trespasser at Flinders St station has sparked nightmare delays for morning commuters with hour-long delays on several train lines. Police arrested a man on the train tracks at 8.15am, with the …

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Melbourne, Adelaide weather: Power outage, train delays after massive Victoria storm

Wild weather is lashing several states, bringing golf ball-sized hail, fallen trees, and damaging winds, as dramatic footage emerges out of Melbourne. Wild footage has shown the moment a roof was torn off a Port Melbourne apartment block and large chunks of styrofoam careened past someone’s window during Friday’s chaos. Residents were ducking for shelter …

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