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30 June 2005

Melbourne Airport renames terminals

From Friday July 1, Melbourne Airport terminals will be renamed T1, T2 and T3.

The terminal renaming follows an extensive signage and ‘wayfinding’ review by Melbourne Airport and its airline partners, undertaken to make it easier for airport visitors to navigate through the terminal precinct.

Qantas Domestic Terminal becomes T1, International Terminal becomes T2, and the South Terminal, home to Virgin Blue and Regional Express’ domestic services, becomes T3.

From today, the names T1, T2 and T3 will feature on airline reservation, ticketing information, and all airport directional signage inside the terminals.

New signage for the renamed terminals will be in place from July 1. Airport CEO Chris Barlow said the terminal renaming represented an example of Melbourne Airport’s focus on passenger needs, particularly in light of continued significant domestic and international passenger growth.

“With the highest international passenger growth of any airport in the country, we are focused on ensuring that all visitors, including non-English speakers, feel comfortable during their time here,” said Mr Barlow.

“The terminal renaming ensures Melbourne Airport is consistent with the directional signage approach taken at other major airports worldwide, and will also enable logical expansion of the terminal, with future expansions planned to the south of T3 Domestic as part of our Master Plan.”

Mr Barlow also said that the terminal renaming came at a time of significant development with Melbourne Airport now progressing through a $220 million development program.

Also opening tomorrow is the $40 million car park expansion, which will provide airport visitors with over 2,500 new parking spaces across six new levels.

Work is continuing on a major extension to Melbourne Airport’s international terminal, which will more than double the space for passengers. And work was also recently completed in record time on Melbourne Airport’s runway widening project, which ensures Melbourne Airport is capable of handling the next-generation A380 aircraft.

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