Virgin Australia today unveiled plans for a comprehensive redevelopment of its domestic terminal at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 3 (‘T3’) over the next three years.

As seen in concept designs released today, Virgin Australia guests travelling through Melbourne will enjoy a significantly enhanced and streamlined experience from arrival at the airport to taking off from the tarmac.

By mid-2019, the redeveloped domestic terminal will offer an automated check-in process in the T3 check-in hall for Virgin Australia guests, including automated bag drop facilities, enhanced self-service kiosks, service pods and a service desk.

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The introduction of these automated check-in features will significantly reduce the time taken to check-in and check luggage.

Once construction is complete, T3 will also feature a dedicated Premium Entry for select guests, construction of a new internal ramp between Terminals 3 & 4 and the addition of two baggage carousels in the T3 arrivals hall.

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The unveiling of these concept designs follows the domestic terminal agreement that was signed in June between Virgin Australia and Melbourne Airport, which included key commercial terms to support the redevelopment of T3.

The Group Executive for Virgin Australia Airlines, Rob Sharp, said the proposed upgrades were a part of Virgin Australia’s commitment to creating the world’s most rewarding travel experience.

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