Melbourne Airport is the second largest airport in Australia, and is also well known as Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is found approximately 23 km, or 14 miles from the city center of Melbourne. Melbourne Airport was built in the 1970’s to replace the former primary airport of Melbourne, known as Essendon Airport. This airport is still served by a few airline carriers, and is also nearby Melbourne Airport. Melbourne Airport is one of the main international entry points in to Melbourne, handling approximately five million international passengers per annum. Overall, around 32 million passengers pass through Melbourne Airport each year.