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Aviation is a strategic priority for Tourism Australia in achieving the industry's Tourism 2020 targets. Australia's international aviation capacity needs to grow by 40-50 per cent to support the Tourism 2020 strategy's goal of growing overnight visitor expenditure to more than A$115 billion annually by the end of the decade.            



The interactive report below, features statistics on international aviation capacity and flights per week to Australia.

Simply use the dropdrown filter to select flight origin to customise the report.


Route Development

Upcoming new routes

*New services are based on indicative dates announced by airline and media sources. Details are subject to change.

Route Airline Aircraft Weekly frequency Effective operation dates
Hong Kong        
Hong Kong - Melbourne Virgin Australia  A330-300 5x Mid-2018
Jakarta - Sydney Singapore Airlines B777-200 3x Deferred
Denpasar - Melbourne  Qantas B737-800 7x Jun-18
Kuala Lumpur - Brisbane Malaysia Airlines A330-300 4x Jun-18
North America        
San Francisco - Melbourne Qantas B787-900 TBA Late 2018
Middle East        
Doha - Perth Qartar Airways
A380-800 7x May-18
United Kingdom        
London-Perth Qantas B787-900 7x Mar-18
New Zealand        
Wellington - Sydney Virgin Australia  B787-800

5x Oct-18
Queenstown - Melbourne Virgin Australia  B787-800

3x Oct-18

Recent new routes

Route Airline Aircraft Weekly frequency Effective operation dates
Qingdao - Sydney Bejing Capital Airlines A330-200 2x Jul-17
Shenzhen - Brisbane Hainan Airlines A330-200 2x Sep-17
Chongqing - Melbourne  Tianjin Airlines A330-200 3x Oct-17
Guangzhou - Cairns China Southern A330-300 3x Dec-17
Shenzhen - Cairns Hainan Airlines  A330-200 2x Dec-17
Beijing - Brisbane Air China A330-200 4x Dec-17
Zhengzhou - Melbourne Jetstar B787-800 2x Dec-17
Xiamen - Hangzhou - Melbourne  Xiamen Airlines B787-800 2x Dec-17
Tiajin - Sydney Tianjin Airlines A330-200 2x Jan-18
Haikou - Sydney Hainan Airlines A330-300 2x Jan-18 to Mar-18
Tokyo - Melbourne Japan Airlines B787-300 7x Sep-17
Osaka - Sydney Qantas A330-300 3x Dec-17
Osaka - Sydney Qantas A330-300 3x Dec-17
South America        
Santiago - Melbourne LATAM B787-9 3x Oct-17
North America        
Houston - Sydney United Airlines B787-900 7x Jan-18
Vancouver - Melbourne Air Canada B787-900 4x Dec-17
Middle East        
Doha - Canberra Qartar Airways B777-300 7x Feb-18

International and Australian aviation 

For information on international aviation, click here

For information on Australian aviation, click here

Partnerships and campaigns

Tourism Australia currently has long term agreements with the following airlines to promote Australia to the world as a destination for business and leisure:

  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Australia

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