List of airports in the Melbourne area
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The following are active airports serving the Melbourne area.
The following are the four airports that offer regularly scheduled passenger flights.
- Melbourne Airport (IATA: MEL, ICAO: YMML) is located in Tullamarine to the north-west of the city and is by far the busiest airport serving the city with domestic flights to every state and territory of Australia, as well as Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America. The airport is a major hub for both Qantas and Virgin Australia, and home base for Jetstar Airways and Tiger Airways Australia, and cargo airlines Australian air Express and Toll Priority.
- Avalon Airport (IATA: AVV, ICAO: YMAV) is located to the south-west, outside the city of Geelong, and is the next most prominent airport with Jetstar Airways serving the airport.
- Essendon Airport (IATA: MEB, ICAO: YMEN) is located in the middle north-west of the city and was formerly the primary airport for Melbourne. It is now limited to a handful of passenger airlines and is primarily used for general aviation and cargo flights.
- Moorabbin Airport (IATA: MBW, ICAO: YMMB) is located in the middle southern suburbs and offers a limited number of passenger flights but is the primary general aviation airport in the city.
- Coldstream Airport (ICAO: YCEM) located in Melbourne’s scenic Yarra Valley. The airport is a part of Coldstream and was established in 1962 on the Doake Family property and is a centre for pilot and aviation engineering training and aviation social activities. It provides charter and scenic flights throughout the state and is a base for aerial fire-fighting services.
- Lilydale Airport (ICAO: YLIL) is located in the Yarra Valley near Yarra Glen. In operation since 1968, Lilydale caters for a large number of pilot training flights, 'joyflights', and passenger flights to various parts of the Alpine region.
- RAAF Williams (ICAO: YMPC) is located at Point Cook
|Point Cook||RAAF Williams||Military||YMPC|
|Melbourne Airport||Melbourne Airport||Public||YMML||MEL|