16 Apr 2013

New Melbourne airport terminal approved

1:34 pm on 16 April 2013

The Australian government has approved a $400 million new domestic terminal for Melbourne airport, which is due to open in mid-2015.

AAP reports it will be capable of handling up to 10 million passengers a year.

The $A400 million first stage of the airport's long-term southern precinct project is due to open in mid-2015.

Federal Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday the terminal would help the airport deal with an expected doubling of its annual number of passengers to 64 million by 2033.