The panels will provide enough renewable energy to generate 17 GW hours of electricity per annum, which will allow it to power all four terminals.
The business has revealed that travel and border restrictions imposed nationwide in March mean overall numbers for the previous financial year are now at the same level as a decade ago.
The snap decision by the government meant two Air New Zealand flights from Auckland were cancelled as well as a Qatar Airways flight from Doha.
This was the poignant scene on Saturday morning as Melbourne Airport shifted its ANZAC dawn service onto the airfield for the first time in its history.
Melbourne has won the Australia/Pacific category at the prestigious World Airport Awards, the world’s largest aviation poll.