Melbourne is located in south-east Australia and usually has ratings between 200 and 300. Its business ratings is slightly higher than the tourism ratings. The default airport is Melbourne Int'l Airport.
Melbourne is in a rather isolated location and starts off with medium business and tour numbers. As a result players are advised not to start in this city. Despite its isolated location, it can be connected with nearby cities in Oceania ( eg. Sydney, Auckland, etc. ), and with the appropriate long-range aircraft, it can be connected to cities in Asia ( eg. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, etc. ), Africa ( eg. Johannesburg, Cape Town ), North America ( eg. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, etc. ), and South America ( eg. Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, etc. ). In addition, Melbourne can act as a stopover between the Asian cities and South American cities using long-range aircraft like the Boeing 767, etc.
The airport usually only reaches level 5 or 6 at the end. So players are advised not to buy the airport or build a second one here as there will be more than enough slots which can be used by the airlines and there are better options available elsewhere, except if one wishes to build a second airport for their own use.
Like other medium-sized cities, the best planes to beat other competitors are the ones with high satisfaction and long-range capability. For flights to large cities, medium to large capacity planes like Boeing 787, Airbus A330, and Airbus A340 are recommended. For flights to small and medium-sized cities, aircraft like Boeing 737, Airbus A320, and Tupolev Tu-204 are recommended. Like Sydney, small-sized planes like the above-mentioned Boeing 737 can be used to connect with nearby cities such as Perth, Brisbane, Auckland, etc., as it is rather unlikely that the planes will achieve full capacity during off-peak months, which means additional aircraft is unnecessary. Due to its moderately high business ratings, cargo planes having high satisfaction and medium to large capacity like Airbus A350-900F, Boeing 767-300F, and Airbus A310F are recommended. For flights to small and medium-sized cities, use aircraft like Boeing 737F, Tupolev Tu-204C, and Boeing 757F. Do not use very large aircraft for flying into Melbourne ( Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 ) for both passenger and cargo, as they can increase depreciation, except for using Melbourne as a stopover.