Virgin Australia has revealed renovation plans for Terminal 3 or T3, the airline’s domestic terminal at Melbourne Airport. The revamping will take place over the next three years.
The second-largest airline in Australia has decided to enhance its hospitality service. Passengers travelling through Melbourne will experienced enhanced and updates services, according to the new concept unveiled on December 4.
The airline hopes that all the work will be complete by mid-2019. After that, the passengers will enjoy an automated check-in, automated bag drop, advanced self-service kiosks, service pods, a service desk, and more.
Turning some services automatic cuts the time of check-in and luggage check processes by a great deal. Some other premium features will be:
An internal ramp between Terminals 3 and 4. It will widen T3’s security screening area and provide a better access to T4’s new retail offering. T3’s security screening facilities will be before the Lounge entry so that passengers experience a seamless transition to their gates. Also, the T3 arrivals hall will have two more baggage carousels.
The Business Class guests and the Platinum and Gold Velocity Frequent Flyers will get special treatment. They will get access to a separate Premium Entry featuring check-in, security screening, bag drop, direct Lounge access, and more.
Virgin Australia signed an agreement with Melbourne Airport in June this year about the redevelopment of T3. Both the parties are currently working on the drafts, hoping to start the project in 2018.
Rob Sharp, Virgin Australia Airlines’ Group Executive, explained the upgrades as the execution of their commitment to offering their guests the most rewarding airport experience in the world. The carrier operates up to 100 return flights each day through Melbourne Airport. So, choosing its domestic terminal for the renovation makes the perfect sense.
The development work will also contribute to the city’s race to excel Sydney as Australia’s largest city as early as 2029.