Hobsons Bay is getting ready for Santa’s night of nights, with air traffic controllers at Melbourne Airport confirming they have put in place final preparations for Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve.
This year, the whole family can get a sneak peek of Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve—one of the busiest nights of the year in Australian airspace—as the countdown continues to Santa’s arrival in Australia.
Airport staff are already working tirelessly to ensure Santa’s flight safely crosses Australian airspace this year, according to Executive General Manager of Air Navigation Services Stephen Angus.
“From air traffic controllers to engineers and technicians, aviation rescue fire fighters to corporate staff—everyone has a special role in keeping Santa and his reindeer safe in our airspace,” said Mr Angus.
“Each year we give Santa all the assistance we can on Christmas Eve, but we’ll also be working very hard to help all travellers get home for Christmas as safely and quickly as possible.”
Santa will depart the North Pole on Christmas Eve, travelling down the international dateline into the Southern Hemisphere. He will visit the Pacific Islands first and then onto New Zealand, leaving from the South Island.
Santa will then zig zag his way up and down Australia, making sure to visit each and every child’s house before departing Australian airspace as he heads towards our northern neighbours.