two national domestic airlines are Qantas and Ansett Australia. Both operate
regular scheduled flights between all capital cities and regional centers
throughout Australia. For example, Australia's domestic and regional airlines
can fly you from the Outback to the Reef, from an east coast city to a
tiny outpost in Western Australia. Qantas provides flights from Thailand,
China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, India, Singapore,
and Taiwan. It serves seven Australian gateways, operating one of the
world's youngest fleets. Ansett Australia operates 747 and 767 services
between Brisbane, Sydney, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kuala
Lumpur, Jakarta, and Denpasar.
Air New Zealand
and United Airlines have regular flights from the USA. The large Asian
and European carriers, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific,
and Japan Airlines offer many routes and stopovers on the Europe-Asia-Australia
run. Canadian travelers can fly Canadian Airlines, which connects with
Qantas flights and Hawaii.
fares are available for international visitors, so you should usually
purchase your local flights when you buy your ticket to Australia.
is serviced by a number of regional airlines, such as Kendell, Oxley,
Sunstate, and many more, providing access to country towns and the more
remote destinations. All the regional airlines are now operated by and
booked through either Ansett Australia or Qantas.