Virgin Australia unveils new plans for Melbourne Airport terminal redevelopment

06 Dec 2017  67 | World Travel News

Virgin Australia unveiled plans for a comprehensive redevelopment of its domestic terminal at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 3 (‘T3’) over the next three years.

As seen in concept designs released recently, Virgin Australia guests travelling through Melbourne will enjoy a significantly enhanced and streamlined experience from arrival at the airport to taking off from the tarmac.

By mid-2019, the redeveloped domestic terminal will offer an automated check-in process in the T3 check-in hall for Virgin Australia guests, including:

  • Automated bag drop facilities;
  • Enhanced self-service kiosks, which will enable guests to check-in, print boarding passes, add bags and print baggage tags;
  • Service pods where Virgin Australia ground crew can assist guests with check-in; and
  • A service desk to assist with traditional check-in and general enquires.


The introduction of these automated check-in features will significantly reduce the time taken to check-in and check luggage.

Once construction has been completed, T3 will also feature:

    • A dedicated Premium Entry for Virgin Australia’s Business Class guests and Platinum and Gold Velocity Frequent Flyers, including dedicated check-in, bag drop and security screening features and direct access to the Virgin Australia Lounge;

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