Melbourne Airport Departures

Melbourne International Airport

Airport codes

  • IATA airport code: MEL
  • ICAO airport code: KMLB


Airport Dr, Tullamarine VIC 3045, Australia

Phone: +61(0)3 9297 1600
Fax: +61(0)3 9297 1886
Email: via contact form

MEL departures today

Schedule Time Estimated Time Destination Airline Flight Terminal Status
23:55 23:55 Nadi (NAN) Fiji Airways FJ930 2 estimated
23:55 23:48 Auckland (AKL) Jetstar JQ217 2 estimated
00:30 00:30 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) Malaysia Airlines MH128 2 estimated
00:30 00:30 Bangkok (BKK) Thai Airways TG462 2 estimated
00:35 00:35 Singapore (SIN) Singapore Airlines SQ218 2 estimated
01:00 01:00 Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay Pacific (Oneworld Livery) CX178 2 estimated
01:30 01:30 Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) VietJet Air VJ82 2 estimated
01:30 01:40 Auckland (AKL) Singapore Airlines Cargo SQ7290 estimated
01:50 01:50 Launceston (LST) Toll Aviation TFX93 estimated
02:00 Perth (PER) Qantas QF7359 scheduled
02:00 02:00 Brisbane (BNE) Texel Air TFX23 estimated
02:00 02:00 Sydney (SYD) Pionair Australia QF7294 estimated
02:10 02:10 Adelaide (ADL) Pionair Australia QF7223 estimated
02:20 02:20 Launceston (LST) Airwork QF7286 estimated
02:30 Launceston (LST) Qantas QF7356 scheduled
02:30 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF7353 scheduled
02:45 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF7454 scheduled
02:45 02:45 Sydney (SYD) StarTrack NC7454 estimated
02:50 Adelaide (ADL) Qantas QF7458 scheduled
02:50 Adelaide (ADL) Qantas QF7418 scheduled
03:10 Perth (PER) Qantas QF7359 scheduled
03:25 03:25 Singapore (SIN) Emirates EK405 2 estimated
03:35 Hobart (HBA) Qantas QF7357 scheduled
04:05 04:05 Singapore (SIN) DHL HJ11 estimated
04:10 04:10 Launceston (LST) estimated
04:10 04:10 Adelaide (ADL) Toll Aviation TFX36 estimated
04:45 04:45 Sydney (SYD) Airwork TFX404 estimated
05:00 05:00 Auckland (AKL) Airwork AWK95 estimated
05:25 05:25 Perth (PER) Airwork QF7282 estimated
05:35 05:35 Adelaide (ADL) Qatar Airways (Formula 1 – Global Partner Livery) QR988 2 estimated
05:45 05:45 Perth (PER) Toll Aviation TFX12 estimated
06:00 Toowoomba (WTB) Bonza AB1065 scheduled
06:00 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ500 4 scheduled
06:00 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA803 3 scheduled
06:00 Cairns (CNS) Jetstar JQ942 4 scheduled
06:00 06:00 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF402 1 estimated
06:00 06:00 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF600 1 estimated
06:05 06:05 Canberra (CBR) Qantas QF1510 1 estimated
06:05 Brisbane (BNE) Rex ZL202 4 scheduled
06:10 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA303 3 scheduled
06:15 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA805 3 scheduled
06:15 06:15 Dubai (DXB) Emirates EK409 2 estimated
06:15 Nadi (NAN) Jetstar JQ121 2 scheduled
06:20 Launceston (LST) Jetstar JQ731 4 scheduled
06:20 Perth (PER) Jetstar JQ972 4 scheduled
06:25 06:25 Newcastle (NTL) Qantas QF1994 1 estimated
06:30 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA807 3 scheduled
06:30 Gold Coast (OOL) Jetstar JQ430 4 scheduled
06:30 06:30 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF406 1 estimated
06:35 Canberra (CBR) Virgin Australia VA253 3 scheduled
06:35 06:35 Adelaide (ADL) Qantas QF673 1 estimated
06:40 Newcastle (NTL) Jetstar JQ472 4 scheduled
06:45 06:45 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF408 1 estimated
06:50 Brisbane (BNE) Jetstar JQ562 4 scheduled
07:00 07:00 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF604 1 estimated
07:00 Singapore (SIN) Singapore Airlines SQ248 2 scheduled
07:00 Jakarta (CGK) Garuda Indonesia GA717 2 scheduled
07:00 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA811 3 scheduled
07:00 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ502 4 scheduled
07:00 Hobart (HBA) Jetstar JQ703 4 scheduled
07:00 Sydney (SYD) Rex ZL18 4 scheduled
07:00 07:00 Devonport (DPO) Rex ZL3513 4 estimated
07:00 07:00 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF1704 1 estimated
07:00 Singapore (SIN) Tasman Cargo Airlines HJ11 scheduled
07:00 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF410 1 scheduled
07:05 07:05 Canberra (CBR) Qantas QF1512 1 estimated
07:10 Adelaide (ADL) Virgin Australia VA211 3 scheduled
07:10 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA309 3 scheduled
07:15 Perth (PER) Virgin Australia VA677 3 scheduled
07:15 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA813 3 scheduled
07:30 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA815 3 scheduled
07:30 07:30 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF414 1 estimated
07:35 Hamilton Island (HTI) Virgin Australia VA1749 3 scheduled
07:40 07:40 Queenstown (ZQN) Qantas QF177 2 estimated
07:45 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA817 3 scheduled
07:45 Denpasar (DPS) Batik Air Malaysia OD178 scheduled
07:50 07:50 Perth (PER) Qantas QF767 1 estimated
08:00 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA819 3 scheduled
08:00 Adelaide (ADL) Jetstar JQ772 4 scheduled
08:00 08:00 Wellington (WLG) Qantas QF171 2 estimated
08:00 08:00 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF418 1 estimated
08:00 08:00 Brisbane (BNE) Qantas QF608 1 estimated
08:05 08:05 Canberra (CBR) Qantas QF1514 1 estimated
08:05 08:05 Adelaide (ADL) Qantas QF675 1 estimated
08:10 Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia VA313 3 scheduled
08:15 Sydney (SYD) Jetstar JQ504 4 scheduled
08:15 08:15 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF420 1 estimated
08:15 08:15 Hobart (HBA) Qantas QF1011 1 estimated
08:25 10:30 Devonport (DPO) Qantas QF2051 1 estimated
08:30 Sydney (SYD) Virgin Australia VA823 3 scheduled
08:30 Orange (OAG) FC3394 scheduled
08:30 08:30 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF422 1 estimated
08:30 Sydney (SYD) Rex ZL26 4 scheduled
08:30 08:30 Mildura (MQL) Rex ZL3656 4 estimated
08:35 09:00 Auckland (AKL) Air New Zealand NZ120 2 estimated
08:40 Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia VA1293 3 scheduled
08:40 Hobart (HBA) Virgin Australia VA1316 3 scheduled
08:40 08:40 Burnie (BWT) Rex ZL3915 4 estimated
08:45 08:45 Sydney (SYD) Qantas QF424 1 estimated
08:45 Canberra (CBR) Virgin Australia VA259 3 scheduled

About Melbourne International Airport departures

Melbourne Airport is the second largest airport in Australia after Sydney and handles 37,3 million passengers a year (2019) before the pandemic. In 2020 there where about 9 million passengers and in 2021 the Melbourne departures are still not the amount what it was in 2019. The Aussies also call it Tullamarine Airport, because of the area where the airport is located. The main airlines at the airport are Rex, Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas. They offer most flights mainly to Sydney and other major but also small airports in Australia. To achieve this, there are 4 terminals, 1 of which is for international transport. There are two runways, 1 of which has a length of 3,650 meters to land and take off even the largest passenger and cargo aircraft.

Ground transportation Melbourne Airport

There are many different buses close to terminal 4. You can use these bus connections to travel to the city center via the Westfield Shopping center or Broadmeadows train station. There are also Tullamarine airport departures with a SkyBus that has a direct connection to Melbourne. The City Express travels to Central Business District and there are Melbourne airport departures every 10 minutes from terminals 1, 3 and 4. Another option is to travel by taxi or Rideshare (Uber). The ride to the center takes 30 minutes.


Terminals at the airport

Melbourne has four terminals that are connected to each other. Two terminals, T1 (Qantas) and T3 are intended for domestic flights. T2 is used for international flights and T4 is for low cost airlines who offer mostly domestic flights as well.

Terminal 1 is an important terminal for Qantas. You can check in for all domestic flights of Qantas on the First Floor. After check-in you go through the security screening to first arrive at the shops and restaurants. There is also a lounge. Check the boarding pass or digital departure boards to see at which gate you can board.


Terminal 2 is for international Melbourne airport departures. On the right is the check-in for Qantas. The other check-in counters are for other airlines but also Qantas. You walk through the security screening to the departures hall where you can shop duty-free, eat and drink, and other services are available for boarding. In total there are 20 gates with jet bridges.

Terminal 3 is on the left side of the building. Here, mainly domestic departures are carried out by Virgin Australia.


The terminal’s check-in counters are located on the Ground Floor. The airlines Jetstar, Tiger, and Rex, among others, have permanent check-in counters here. Via the escalator you go to Level 1 for the security and Melbourne departures area. Here the gates are divided into two concourses.

Passenger statistics

The airport has been experiencing significant passenger growth since the 1980’s. Since that time, there have been 5 million passengers a year using the airport. With a few small dips, it has grown to 37 million passengers in 2019. This required a total of 234,789 Melbourne flight departures. These flights were mainly operated by Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

melbourne airport departures and arrivals total passengers

Melbourne airport flight routes

Most Melbourne airport flight departures are domestic to:

The biggest drop in passenger numbers in 2020 and 2021 is mainly due to the Melbourne airport international departures. Australia is strict so that few tourists and business people are allowed. There are still a few flights to airports that serve as hubs such as:

Hopefully we will soon see the airlines with Melbourne Tullamarine departures such as Air China, Emirates, Air New Zealand, Etihad, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Scoot, Vietnam Airlines etc.