Located in the state of Victoria in the town of Mildura, Mildura Airport is approximately 10km from the city centre and is Victoria's busiest regional airport and Australia's 32nd busiest airport overall. Used as a RAAF Base by the Royal Australian Air Force in WWII, the Mildura Airport has since been named Australian Rural Airport of the Year on two occasions and is a modern facility that is undergoing multi-million dollar upgrades to cater for an increased number of passengers and therefore greater demand. The $6.4 million upgrade includes expanding the terminal, creating additional gates and enhancing the arrivals section to include a baggage conveyor.
There are a number of Australian airlines that service the Mildura Airport including QantasLink which operates flights to Melbourne in partnership with Eastern Australia Airlines as well as Regional Express which operates flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Broken Hill and Adelaide, and Virgin Australia which operates flights to Melbourne. The airport is also home to the Mildura Aero Club and Cobden Air and caters for aircraft including de Havilland Dash 8 400, Saab 340 and Embraer ERJ-190.
Mildura Airport is home to a number of convenient onsite passenger services and facilities including a café as well as a range of public amenities. There are also a number of transport options available to and from the airport including a number of well-known car hire companies such as Hertz. Although car rental is usually available inside the terminal, these companies are currently operating in the car park while upgrades continue. Short and long term parking options are also available directly in front of or a few hundred metres from the front of the terminal.
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