Essendon Airport’s Master Plan 2013, which was approved by the federal government in 2014, forecasts that over the next twenty years movements will be within the range of
53 000 to 57 000 per year.
Movement figures for all airports, including Essendon, are published monthly in the Movements at Australian Airports reports.
The movement data used in this report is collected during the hours when the control tower is open. Flights outside these hours are not included in the report. Essendon Airport tower is open from 6am to 10 pm Mondays to Fridays and 7am to 10pm on weekends.
Select a quarter below to see charts illustrating the breakdown of movements for each quarter. These charts include arrivals and departures as well as flights that both begin and end at Essendon Airport, including circuits and training flights. The breakdowns are shown as percentages rather than total counts. This is because the source radar data for Essendon Airport has gaps due to the location of the radar at Melbourne Airport. As these gaps occur randomly throughout the day, the data, while incomplete, provides a representative picture of the weekly, hourly and day/night distribution of operations.