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 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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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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Australia holidays: Plan a winter break in Melbourne

The people -watching and manchego croquetas all add to the European feel of Melbourne’s MoVida Next Door. Photo / Visit Victoria Compile a list of Melbourne descriptors and “European” will always rank highly. Si, this city of 5.1 million is, in truth, a gloriously multicultural beast, built on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri and …

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Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi predicts long recovery for arrivals

“I want to thank all of those people in our international tourism industry here in Australia. “Whether they’re up in far north Queensland or here in one of our biggest cities where international tourism is so important, thank you for pushing through over the course of this pandemic.” The drop in passengers has been dramatic …

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Melbourne Airport CEO predicts long recovery for arrivals

“I want to thank all of those people in our international tourism industry here in Australia. “Whether they’re up in far north Queensland or here in one of our biggest cities where international tourism is so important, thank you for pushing through over the course of this pandemic.” The drop in passengers has been dramatic …

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Day trips from Melbourne without long drive

Getting out of the city and into nature with friends and family is a great way to spend a weekend or day out over the holidays. One of the highlights of living in Melbourne is that you don’t always have to travel long distances or stay overnight to get your dose of the great outdoors. …

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The long hunt for Melbourne’s ‘Gym Gang’

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Just three days before Christmas in 2006, an armoured van in the old style, white, grey and boxy, pulled up outside a bakery at a shopping centre in Melbourne’s west. Replenishing the Commonwealth Bank ATM was a routine job for Armaguard crews, and the company had a …

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Saying Goodbye to Melbourne’s Long Lockdown (Again)

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. One year and one day ago, as the clock ticked past midnight, I was in Melbourne’s central business district to report on the end of the city’s 111-day coronavirus lockdown. The mood was electric. Bars threw midnight …

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