Jetstar Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said the development of T4 would allow the low fares airline to continue offering more flights in and out of Melbourne
“As anchor tenant for Terminal 4, we’re pleased to partner with Melbourne Airport in this development and we look forward to launching operations from the new terminal in 2015,” Ms Hrdlicka said.
“Jetstar is Australia’s leading low fares airline and Melbourne Airport is one of our key Jetstar Group hubs. We’ve seen double digit passenger growth in and out of the port over the past few years.
“This investment and long term agreement will provide us with the airport infrastructure we need to sustain our capacity growth in and out of Melbourne into the future.”
The new terminal will be located at the southern end of the airport and, once completed, will be fully integrated under the one roof with the existing terminals.
This enables Jetstar customers to freely walk between domestic and international terminals within minutes while protected from the elements.
The T4 development is a part of Melbourne Airport’s Southern Precinct Program (SPP) incorporating landside and airside infrastructure which has the potential to service 17 new aircraft parking positions and more than 10 million passengers per annum once completed.
In the financial year ended June 2013, Jetstar carried more than 5.5 million passengers through Melbourne Airport.