Thousands of construction jobs will be generated over the next two decades in a multi-billion dollar transformation of Melbourne Airport, including 3,000 through a $1 billion capital spend over the next two years, the airport says.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Melbourne Airport Chief Executive Officer Chris Woodruff says the airport expects a doubling in passenger numbers to 60 million over the next two decades, and that the significance of its expansion plans in terms of economic activity cannot be understated. “Our operations currently support…