Melbourne Airport

Movements

Select a quarter for information on movements at Melbourne Airport during that period.

July - September 2018

Total movements

In quarter three there were 62 079 movements, ranging from 20 339 to 21 228 per month. On average, in each month of the quarter there were:

  • around 18 850 jet movements
  • around 1820 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • around 26 helicopter movements

The busiest month for jet movements was July with 19 423 movements and the least busy was September with 18 524 movements.


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
April - June 2018

Total movements

In quarter two there were 59 674 movements, ranging from 19 371 to 20 325 per month. On average, in each month of the quarter there were:

  • around 18 100 jet movements
  • around 1750 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • around 30 helicopter movements

The busiest month for jet movements was April (18 587) and the least busy was June (17 699). Easter in early April followed by school holidays later in the month would have been a contributing factor to aircraft numbers in this month.


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
January - March 2018

Total movements

In quarter one there were 60 879 movements, ranging from 18 878 to 21 046 per month. On average, in each month of the quarter there were:

  • around 18 500 jet movements
  • around 1700 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • less than 20 helicopter movements

The busiest month for jet movements was March (21 046) and the least busy was February (18 878). The increase of aircraft movements in March would be consistent with the number of events held in the city over the month; including the Grand Prix and the Comedy Festival.


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
October - December 2017

Total movements

In quarter four were 62 603 movements, ranging from 20 506 to 21 132 per month. On average, in each month of the quarter there were:

  • around 19 000 jet movements
  • around 1800 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • less than 20 helicopter movements

The busiest month for jet movements was December (19 452) and the least busy was November (18 663). Increased movements in December result from the airlines scheduling additional flights to meet demand in the peak holiday season.


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
July - September 2017

Total movements

In quarter three were 61 371 movements, ranging from 20 287 to 20 891 per month. On average, in each month of the quarter there were:

  • around 18 500 jet movements
  • around 1850 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • around 10 helicopter movements

The busiest month for jet movements was July (19 066) and the least busy was August (18 298).


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
April - June 2017

Total movements

In quarter two there were just over 58 000 movements, ranging from 19 131 to 19 558 per month. On average, in each month of the quarter there were:

  • around 17 500 jet movements
  • around 1700 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • around 19 helicopter movements

The busiest month for jet movements was April (17 893) and the quietest was June (17 378).


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
January - March 2017

Total movements

In quarter four there were nearly 59 500 movements. On average in each month of the quarter, there were:

  • 18 100 jet movements
  • 1600 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • 25 helicopter movements

January was the busiest month for jet movements (18 975) and February was the quietest (16 866).


Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
2016 Overview

Total movements

In 2016 there were a total of 238 349 movements at Melbourne Airport. This is a slight increase on 2015 when there were 235 380 movements.

Jet movements peaked in December 2016 at 18 970 movements. The month of 2016 with the lowest number of jet movements was June, with 17 054.

There were 217 helicopter movements during 2016. This is double the number of movements in 2015 when there were 107.

October - December 2016

Total movements

In quarter four there were nearly 61 000 movements, around 20 000 per month. On average in each month of the quarter, there were:

  • 18 500 jet movements
  • 1700 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • 27 helicopter movements

Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
July - September 2016

Total movements

In quarter three there were just over 60 000 movements, around 20 000 per month. On average in each month of the quarter, there were:

  • 18 000 jet movements
  • 1700 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • 12 helicopter movements

Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
This quarter there were on average an additional 8.5 movements per night during the period of 11.00 pm to 6.00 am compared to the previous quarter. The preferred runways under the noise abatement procedures were implemented 26 per cent of the time at night overall this quarter. This is the same percentage as in quarter two.
April - June 2016

Total movements

In quarter two there were 57 000 movements, around 19 000 per month. On average in each month of the quarter, there were:

  • 17 400 jet movements
  • 1 800 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • 15 helicopter movements

Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.
The chart shows that the preferred runways under the noise abatement procedures were implemented less frequently this quarter than in the first quarter of 2016. This was due to the predominant northerly winds throughout the quarter which required Runway 34 to be used for arrivals instead of Runway 16.
January - March 2016

Total movements

In quarter one there were around 60 000 movements, ranging from just under 19 000 to just over 20 000 per month. On average in each month of the quarter, there were:

  • 18 000 jet movements
  • 1600 propeller and turbo-prop aircraft movements
  • less than 20 helicopter movements

Hourly movements (average)


Daily movements (average and maximum)


Night movements: runway usage

The noise abatement procedures state that the preferred runways between 11.00 pm and 6.00 am are Runway 16 for arrivals and Runway 27 for departures. This chart shows the number of movements each hour for this runway configuration compared to other runway configurations during this quarter.