Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the modern jet city: ‘Your destination awaits you’

Author
Chandu, Arun · Darian Smith, Kate
Published 1 March 2017
Journal Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
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Abstract

The 1960s saw the introduction of intercontinental jet aircrafts across the world. Australian Australia was eager to join this international jet set and was given its first opportunity to do so through the construction of a new airport for Melbourne. Built between 1964 and 1970, Melbourne airport, Tullamarine, was Australia’s first purpose-built jetport and the world’s first planned airport city by modernday standards. With all its cutting-edge features, Tullamarine instantly became an edifice to the jet age and the jet set, designed to be enjoyed by both travellers and visitors alike. It was a gateway to Victoria and Australia, but also allowed Victorians their first real taste of international travel. It was the starting point for many a memorable journey.

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Title
Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the modern jet city: ‘Your destination awaits you’
Author
Chandu, Arun · Darian Smith, Kate
Year
2017
Journal
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
Document Type
Research Article
Language
eng
Subjects
Astrojet · Australian Aviation · Melbourne · Tullamarine Airport · Airport City · Airport Culture · Cinema · Urban History
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