Melbourne Airport has been named the ‘Low Cost Airport of the Year’ by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation.
“We are exceptionally proud to receive this award,” Melbourne Airport CEO Chris Woodruff said. “We work closely with our airlines to keep our costs low for better results – for airlines, for business and of course for passengers flying in and out of Melbourne.”
“The results of our efforts can be seen in the growth of low cost carriers such as Air AsiaX who began thrice weekly services in November 2008 and have now announced they will be flying 12 times a week in and out of Melbourne,” said Woodruff. “ Jetstar have also recently announced an increase over summer on the Melbourne-Bali route and Viva Macau will be launching twice weekly services for the first time in early December to Macau.”
Melbourne Airport is understood to have cut fees to low cost carriers in recent years, while it reactivated the former Express Terminal in 2007, which is the main base for Tiger Airways.