Air travel – Airline / Airport operations


Travel documents for Australian airports

A) Domestic Flights within Australia

  • Photo identification such as a driver’s licence, passport or social security card
  • Booking reference (printed on your e-ticket itinerary receipt) OR Boarding pass – Printed.
  • Credit card or financial card used for the ticket purchase.

*Exception to this  is if you are going on an international flight, but your travel is for the domestic portion. Extra security documentation and checks are required. Contact your flight provider or view their website for more details.

B) International Flights from Australia

  • Passport
  • Visa of the country/ies you are heading to – Printed
    – including U.S.A. pre-clearance documentation
  • Australian departure card


Worldwide Airport Transfers

Qantas – Worldwide Airport Transfer booking portal –

Melbourne Airport – Services and Airport Resources

Shops and Retail
– Duty Free shopping
– Cafes
– Fashion
– Beauty
– News and Books
– Restaurants and Bars
– Souvenirs and Gifts
– Pharmacy
– Telecommunications

Other Services:

  • Airline Lounges
  • Airport hotels
  • Baggage storage
  • Chaplaincy (Crisis, Religious and Emotional Support services)
  • Currency Exchange / Banking
  • Customs and Immigration
  • Health and Medical Centre
  • Helicopter transfer shuttle
  • Lost Property
  • Over sized Luggage
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Premium Parking
  • Public Showers
  • Regional and Metropolitan door-to-door Shuttle bus services
  • Rental Cars
  • Skybus (Airport to CBD Express bus service)
  • Taxis
  • Travel Agency
  • Travellers Information Service
  • Wireless Internet Service

Left Luggage Services (Each airline forwards left behind luggage to their allocated service provider. It takes around 2 hours after landing for left luggage to be processed).

– Qantas Freight –
– Menzies Aviation –
– Toll Dnata Aviation Services –

Melbourne Airport – Peer written guide to the airport

Flyertalk – Guide to Melbourne Airport –

Melbourne Airport Access

Updated February 2015

Melbourne airport – Integrated transport hub
– Located in front of the low cost terminal 4
– Hub for taxis, Public transport buses, additional parking, additional pick up and drop off bays
– Future site for Melbourne airport rail link train station

Cheapest option – Public Transport. There are several public buses which leave Melbourne Airport and connect with various train stations allowing a connection to the city. By far the most frequent of these is the 901, which runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. This connects to numerous train stations, of which Broadmeadows is the first you’ll reach. In addition, the 478, 479 and 482 go to Airport West, note these are substantially less frequent, however.

Public transport bus  information:

The public bus services are located near to the front of terminal one (the Qantas / Jetstar terminal) at Melbourne airport.

Most frequent serviced option – Skybus. The SkyBus service runs at 15 minute intervals most of the day, but is available 24 hours. An open return costs $28 and is valid for three months. The journey rarely takes more than 30 minutes even in peak periods.

There are three Skybus access points at the airport, one in front of Terminal 1 (Qantas) , another in front of Terminal 3 (Virgin Australia) and another one just for pick up infront of terminal 4 (Tiger  / Jetstar lowcost terminal).

If you are arriving from any other terminal, you will need to go to either of these locations. The sky bus areas are clearly noticeable in the red signage and there’s a ticketing booth in each.   If there’s a crowd at one of the pick up points, you can always walk to the other one.

Diferent services. Melbourne Airport to:
– Melbourne(Southern Cross station)
– St Kilda
– Peninsula

Link: Skybus –

Also private shuttle bus providers also offer services catering to Victorian country and semi rural areas:

The most convenient and economical option: The Travelling by own car. Melbourne airport has various options for drivers dropping off or picking up passengers.

Short term parking. The best option for fare-welling your loved ones of friends, is to pre-purchase two hour short term parking via the Melbourne airport website. Whilst it’s still not the cheapest, the 15 dollars for two hours provides better value for money and the convenience of either personally fare-welling or greeting your fellow travellers.

There is also official Long term parking provided by Melbourne Airport available. And nearby the airport, there are also third-party secure parking providers – but be aware of the pricing, services provided and past client reviews of each of the parking providers before proceeding.

All information about Melbourne airports’ carparks and facilities can be found here:

Ring and ride. For a quick pick up or drop off: there is a dedicated ‘ring and ride’ area nearby to the airport. They do charge a small fee and is only for waits up to one hour (afterwards short term parking fees apply) – so best to plan you timing accordingly.

Once your loved one arrives, they simply call you from in front of the main terminal at the ‘public pick up bays’ and they will state the signed and numbered location bay where they are standing at. You then simply drive and follow up signage to the location bay they are waiting at.

Link: Melbourne airport – Pick up and drop off –

Travelling by taxi.

Melbourne Avalon

Skybus – Avalon to Southern Cross station –

Sydney Airport Access

Updated February 2015

Cheapest option – Public bus (subject to change): The 400 bus between Bondi and Burwood via the domestic airport doesn’t include any premium airport charge. It doesn’t pass through the centre of the city, but it’s easily the cheapest option if you are departing from somewhere along its route, and departs every 20 minutes or so (30 minutes on weekends). Link: Sydney buses –

Most convenient option – Sydney’s Airport Link train ( This  runs every 15 minutes or so, with stops at both the domestic and international terminals. A single ticket to the domestic from Central costs $15.40, and to international costs $16.20; tickets from other stations on the CityRail network cost a few dollars more. There’s no option for an open return, though you can buy a same-day return (minimum cost $25.80, more for outlying stations).

Notes: There’s no extra charge for exiting at Mascot station, which is about a 20 minute walk from the domestic airport. That makes it a potential option for cheaper travel, though in poor weather or with lots of luggage it’s less appealing. If you’re already travelling on a MyMulti or other weekly ticket, buying a single, return or weekly gatepass when you reach the airport via train is a cheap but little-promoted option.

Other notable Australian city airports – access

Adelaide (South Australia) –
Albury / Wodonga (Victoria) –
Alice Springs Airport (Northern Territory) –
Ballina / Byron Bay (New South Wales) –
Brisbane (Queensland)
Broome (Western Australia)
Cairns (Queensland) –
Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)
Coffs Harbour (New South Wales)
Darwin (Northern Territory)
Mackay (Queensland) –
Lord Howe Island (New South Wales) –
Launceston (Tasmania) –
Hobart (Tasmania)
Hamilton Island (Great Barrier Reef – Queensland) –
Gold Coast (Coolangatta – Queensland) –
Mildura (Victoria) –
Newcastle (New South Wales) –
Norfolk Island (New South Wales) –
Perth (Western Australia) –
Propserpine / Whitsunday Coast (Queensland) –
Rockhampton (Queensland) –
Sunshine Coast Airport (Maroochydore – Queensland) –
Townsville (Queensland) –
Uluru (Ayers Rock) Airport – (Northern Territory) –


– Private operators – Long and short term
– Airport operators parking – Long and short term
– Access to airport from parking areas



Airports council international –
Airports council international – Airport service Quality awards –

World travel awards –



– Generally on the airline carriers’ website, they include profiles of destinations and also guides to the various destination airports they service.

Changi Airports International –

– Social media – and

Flight View (U.S and Canada Flight tracking and Airport conditions) –

    • * Ifly (Airport Guides, Maps, Parking, Travel tips and more) *Highly recommend*-
    • MSN Travel – World airport arrivals and departures portal –

OAG – Flight statistics and tracking services (Industry use) –


Wikipedia – Airport lounge –


Wikipedia – Worlds busiest airport systems (City region systems) by passenger traffic –

Plane Spotting


If you are planning to travel long-haul, it may be worthwhile to utilise your airline carriers stop over specials / offers to explore a city along the way to your final destination – This includes specials on accommodation and sightseeing.

The significance of the major transit hubs of the world is greatly affected by the range of worldwide routes which the home airline carrier offers – for instance now Middle east stopovers are popular for Australians travelling to Europe.

Indirect connections Via Asia

Also for possible cost savings (not always) you can travel from Australia to one of the major Asian hubs (via low cost airlines), as some European full and low cost carriers have services only as far as to the Asian region. For example, Turkish airways offers services to Jakarta, Norwegian Airways to Bangkok and also other European carriers also offer services in including these and Singapore, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. For ease of connection many of these European airlines have codeshare arrangements with airlines that travel into Australia and offer luggage transfer / connections in the relevant Asian hubs. (For more information on codesharing – refer to the codeshare section below on this page)

Utilising unconventional Transit points

You may also consider going an ‘unconventional’ routing to international destinations using Asian or Pacific airline carriers to various international destinations. From Australia, you may consider going to Europe on Royal Brunei Airways (stopping over in Brunei, Dubai onwards to London) or even Garuda Indonesia to Europe via Jakarta or even Vietnam airways to Europe via Saigon (Ho chi Minh). or even Air India to Europe via New Delhi.

There is also an option from Australia to travel to Europe via the Eastern African island nations such as Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion islands. An example is Air Mauritius has a service from Perth to Mauritius. And then from Mauritius, Air Mauritius flies to London and Paris. Also Austrian Airlines has a seasonal direct service from Mauritius to Vienna.

Routing eastwards, you may consider Philippine airways to Los Angeles, New York or Vancouver via Manila. or even Fiji Airways to Los Angeles via Nadi. or even travelling to Papeete (French Polynesia) which has a direct flight connection to Easter Island in Chile, Santiago and United States. or even stopping off in Honolulu to travel to United states destinations. or even Air New Zealand to travel to London via Los Angeles and Auckland.

The point is that there are various routings which you may consider to reach your destination – not normally known. The flight times may vary but you can enjoy a stop over along the way in a destination you may not have considered or planned on visiting. Plus because of the routings, the costs may be cheaper (always do your homework to see if it’s worth it).

Notable stop over airline carrier programmes

Qatar airways –

Airlines servicing Australia – accessing carriers indirectly from other international destinations

Even many airlines which directly service Australian airports, such as the major gulf carriers (Etihad, Emirates and Qatar airways) may offer more competitive fares from nearby overseas Asian destinations. You may consider travelling via a low cost carrier to meet with one of the Asian hubs the gulf airlines service.

For example you may travel Low cost carrier to Singapore, Denpasar and Bangkok and then travel a major gulf carrier from there. You may end up with a cheaper fare, but ultimately you need to evaluate if this arrangement is worth the cost and time benefits. Usually the airlines may have a sale from Asian destinations based on capacity remaining or simply a sale just from these specific destinations.

The below list are some of the most prominent stop over points / airports which you may consider:

Includes: Airport Newsrooms / Press releases –

Wikipedia – Airline destination hubs –

  • Wikipedia – (Selected Notable Airline Hubs) –
  • Wikipedia – (List of cities with more than one airport) -


Addis Ababa – Ethiopia –

Antananarivo – Madagascar – (Unofficial) –
Cairo – Egypt –
Cape Town – South Africa –
Casablanca – Morocco –

Dakar – Senegal –
Dar es salaam – Tanzania –

Fez – Morocco –
Johannesburg – South Africa

– OR Tambo International airport (Main international and domestic) –

– Lanseria International Airport (Secondary low cost airport)

Lagos – Nigeria –

Mayotte – France –
Marrakesh – Morocco –
Nairobi – Kenya –
Port Louis – Mauritius –

Praia – Cape Verde –

Rabat – Morocco –
St Denis – Reunion –

Tangier – Morocco –

Tunis – Tunisia – (Unofficial) –
Victoria – Seychelles –

Windhoek – Namibia –

Zanzibar – Tanzania –


United states – USA – Airports by states –

Anchorage – Alaska – The United States of America –

Aruba –

Atlanta – Georgia – The United States of America –

Barranquilla – Colombia –

Belize City – Belize –

Belo Horizonte – Brazil –
Bogota – Colombia –
Boston – Massachusetts – The United States of America –

Brasilia – Brazil –

Bridgetown – Barbados –

Bucaramanga – Colombia – (Unofficial) –

Buenos Aires – Argentina –

Ministro Pistarini (Primary International Airport) –
Jorge Newberry (Secondary Domestic and regional Airport) –

Calgary – Alberta – Canada –

Cali – Colombia –
Cancun – Mexico –

Caracas – Venezuela –

Cartagena – Colombia –

Cayenne – French Guyana –

Charlotte – North Carolina – United States –

Chicago – Michigan – The United States of America
– O’Hare International Airport (Primary Airport) –
– Midway International Airport (Secondary and Low cost Airport) –

Cordoba – Argentina –

Cozumel – Mexico –

Curacao –

Curitiba – Brazil –

Cuzco – Peru –

Dallas – The United States of America

Fort Worth (Primary International and Domestic Airport –

Love Field (Secondary Domestic Airport) –

Denver – Colorado – United States –

Easter Island – Chile – (Unofficial)

Edmonton – Alberta – Canada –

Flores – Guatemala

Fortaleza – Brazil –
Fort Lauderdale – Florida – The United States of America –

Galapagos Island – Ecuador – (Unofficial) –

Georgetown – Guyana –

Guadeloupe – France –

Guatemala City – Guatemala –

Halifax – Nova Scotia – Canada –
Havana – Cuba- (Wikipedia) –

Honolulu – Oahu island – Hawaii – The United States of America –

Houston – Texas – The United States of America

George Bush International (Primary International Airport) –
William P. Hobby Airport (Secondary Domestic Airport) –

Kahului – Maui island – Hawaii – The United States of America –
Kona – Hawaii big island – Hawaii – The United States of America –
La Ceiba – Honduras

La Paz – Bolivia –
Las Vegas – Nevada – The United States of America –

Liberia – Costa Rica –
Lihue – Kauai Island – Hawaii – The United States of America –

Lima – Peru –
Los Angeles – California – The United States of America –

Other Nearby Airports to Los Angeles
– Bob Hope Airport – Burbank, California –
– John Wayne Airport- Santa Ana, California –
– Ontario International Airport – Ontario, California –
– Long Beach Airport- Long Beach, California –

Los Cabos – Mexico –

Managua – Nicaragua –

Manaus – Brazil –

Martinique –

Medellin – Colombia – (Unofficial)

Mexico City – Mexico –
– Mexico City International Airport (Main International and domestic)-
– Toluca International Airport (Secondary international and omestic)

Miami – Florida – The United States of America
– Miami International (Main International) –
– Fort Launderdale (Secondary Major International) –
– Palm Beach (Secondary Domestic) –

Minneapolis – Minnesota – United States –

Montego Bay – Jamaica –

Montevideo – Uruguay –

Montreal – Quebec – Canada –

Nassau – Bahamas –

New York City – New York State – The United States of America
– John F Kennedy International [Main] –
– Newark [Secondary] –
– Laguardia [Domestic] –

Oaxaca – Mexico –

Orlando – Florida – The United States of America
– Orlando International Airport (Main international and domestic) –
– Orlando Sanford International Airport (Secondary international and domestic)

Ottawa – Ontario – Canada –

Panama City – Panama –
Tocumen International (Main International and Domestic) –

Albrook Airport (Secondary Domestic) –

Paramaribo – Suriname –

Philadelphia – Pennsylvania – United States –

Phoenix – Arizona – United States –

Portland – Oregon – United States –

Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago –

Porto Alegre – Brazil –

Puerto Vallarta – Mexico –

Punta Cana – Dominican Republic –

Quito – Ecuador –

Recife – Brazil –

Rio de Janiero – Brazil
– Galeão [Main International] –
– Santos Dumont [Limited Domestic Only] –

Roatán – Honduras

Saint Maarten – Netherlands / France –

Salt Lake City – Utah – United States –

Salvador – Brazil –

San Andres – Colombia – (Unofficial) –

San Antonio – Texas – United States –

San Diego – California – The United States of America –
San Francisco – California – The United States of America –
– San Francisco International (Main International primary) –
– Oakland International Airport (Secondary Major International) –
– San Jose International Airport (Secondary lower frequency International) –

San Jose – Costa Rica –

San Juan – Puerto Rico –

Santa Marta – Colombia – (Unofficial) –
San Pedro Sula – Honduras –
San Salvador – El Salvador –
Santiago – Chile –

Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic –

Sao Paulo – Brazil

Campinas (Secondary International and Domestic – 1 hour from the CBD) –
Congonhas (Secondary Domestic) –

Guarulhos (Primary International and Domestic) –

Seattle / Tacoma – Washington – United States –

Tampa – Florida – United States –

Tegucigalpa – Honduras –

Toronto – Canada –

Ushuaia – Argentina –
Vancouver – British Columbia – Canada –

Washington D.C – Federal District – The United States of America
– Washington Dulles – [Main International Airport] –
– Baltimore–Washington – [Secondary – Intra Americas flights] –
– Ronald Reagan Washington – [Secondary – Intra Americas flights] –

Winnipeg – Manitoba – Canada –


Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei –

Bangalore (Bengaluru) – India –

Bangkok – Thailand
– Suvarnabhumi airport [Main] –
– Don Mueang [low cost] –

Beijing – DPR China –

Calcutta (Kolkata) – (Unofficial) –

Chennai – India – (Unofficial)

Chiang Mai – Thailand –

Chiang Rai – Thailand –

Colombo – Sri Lanka –

Denpasar – Indonesia –

Fukuoka – Japan –

Guangzhou – China –

Hanoi – Vietnam – (Unofficial) –

Hat Yai – Thailand –

Hiroshima – Japan –

Hyderabad – India –

Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam – (Unofficial) –
Hong Kong – Hong Kong SAR. –

Jakarta – Indonesia –

Kathmandu – Nepal –

Kochi – India –

Koh Samui – Thailand – (Unofficial) –

Kota Kinabalu – Malaysia – (Unofficial)

Krabi – Thailand – (Unofficial) –
Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia – Main terminal and (KLIA2 – Low Cost) – and

Langkawi – Malaysia (Unofficial) –

Lombok – Indonesia  –

Luang Prabang – Laos – (Unofficial)

Macau – Macau SAR –

Male – Maldives –

Mandalay – Myanmar (Burma) – (Unofficial) –

Manila – Philippines – and (unofficial) –
– Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Main International)
– Clark International Airport (Secondary International)

Mumbai – India –

Naha (Okinawa) – Japan –
New Delhi – India –

Osaka – Japan
– Kansai [Main primary International] –
– Itami [Secondary Domestic only] –

Phnom Penh – Cambodia –

Phuket – Thailand –

Sandakan – Malaysia –

Sapporo – Japan –
Seoul – Korea –
– Incheon (Main international and domestic airport) –
– Gimpo International Airport (Secondary International and domestic)

Shanghai – DPR China –

Siem Reap – Cambodia –

Sihanoukville – Cambodia –

Singapore – Singapore –

Surat Thani – Thailand (Unofficial) –
Taipei – Taiwan
Taoyuan International airport (Main international and domestic) –
Songshan Airport (Secondary international and domestic) –

Tokyo – Japan
– Haneda [Closest to City] – International – and Domestic –
– Narita [Main – Most Distant away] – and (Terminal 3 – Low Cost) –

Trang – Thailand –

Vientiane – Laos – (Unofficial) –

Yangon – Myanmar (Burma) – (Unofficial) –


Wikipedia – List of Airports in Europe (By country) –
Wikipedia – List of Busiest Airports in Europe –

Alicante – Spain –

Amsterdam – The Netherlands –

Ancona – Italy –
Athens – Greece –
Barcelona – Spain –
– Also nearby – Girona International Airport (Costa Brava Airport) –

Bari – Italy –
Basel – Switzerland / France / Germany –

Berlin – Germany –
– Tegel [Main Primary International]
– Schönefeld [Secondary International / Low Cost]
** All to be replaced by Brandenburg Airport (yet to open)

Bilbao – Spain –

Birmingham – England – The United Kingdom –

Bologna – Italy-

Bristol – England – United Kingdom –

Brussels – Belgium
– Brussels International airport (Main international airport) –
– Brussels South Charleroi Airport (Secondary low cost airport)

Budapest – Hungary –

Catania (Fontanarossa Airport) –

Cagliari (Sardinia) – Italy –
Copenhagen – Denmark –

Crete – Greece –
Dublin – Ireland –

Dubrovnik – Croatia –

Dusseldorf – Germany –

Edinburgh – Scotland – The United Kingdom –

Florence – Italy –
Frankfurt – Germany –
– Frankfurt Hahn [Secondary Low cost]

Geneva – Switzerland –

Genoa – Italy –

Glasgow – Scotland – United Kingdom –

Granada – Spain –

Gran Canaria – Spain –

Graz – Austria –

Hamburg – Germany –

Helsinki – Finland –

Ibiza – Spain -

Innsbruck – Austria –

Istanbul – Turkey
– Atatürk [Primary International – European Side] –
– Sabiha Gökçen [Secondary International – Asian Side] –

– Istanbul – New airport –

Larnaca – Cyprus –

Lisbon – Portugal –

Liverpool – England – United Kingdom –

London – England – The United Kingdom (6 Airports)

CNN – Guide to London airports –

– Gatwick (Secondary International – 45kms South of Central London) –
– Heathrow (Main International – 32kms West of Central London) –
– London City (Limited Short Haul and New York – City Inner Area – 9.5kms East of Central London) –
– London Southend (Secondary limited International – 58kms east of London in Essex) –

– Luton (Majority low cost – 56kms North-west of Central London) –
– Stansted (Majority low cost – 64kms North-east of London) –

Lyon – France –

Madrid – Spain –

Manchester – England – The United Kingdom –

Marseille – France –

Menorca – Spain –

Milan – Italy
– Malpensa [Main] –
– Linate [Secondary] –
– Il Caravaggio / Bergamo [Low cost] –

Moscow – Russia
– Domodedovo International Airport (Primary Major International) –
– Sheremetyevo International Airport (Primary Major International) –
– Vnukovo International Airport (Secondary Low cost) –

Munich – Germany –

Naples – Italy –

Newcastle – England – United Kingdom –

Nice – France –

Olbia (Sardinia) – Italy –
Oslo – Norway –
– Rygge Moss Airport [Secondary Low cost] –

Palma de Mallorca – Spain –

Palmero – Italy –

Pamplona – Spain –

Paris – France –
– Charles de Gaulle Airport [main]
– Orly [Secondary]

Pisa – Italy –

Porto – Portugal –

Prague – Czech Republic –

Reykjavik (Keflavik) – Iceland –

Rome – Italy
– Fiumicino [Main] –
– Ciampino [Secondary] –

Saint Petersburg – Russia –

Salzburg – Austria –

San Sebastian – Spain –

Santorini – Greece –

Seville – Spain –

Split – Croatia –

Stockholm – Sweden –
– Skavsta Nyköping Airport  [Secondary – Low cost] –

Tenerife North (Canary Islands) – Spain –

Tenerife South (Canary Islands) – Spain –

Tessaloniki – Greece –

Trieste – Italy –

Turin – Italy –

Valencia – Spain –

Valletta – Malta –

Venice – Italy
– Marco Polo [Main International] –
– Treviso [Low Cost] –

Verona – Italy –

Vienna – Austria –

Warsaw – Poland –

Zagreb – Croatia –
Zurich – Switzerland –

Europe – Micro nations – (and closest airports)

Andorra – Barcelona or Girona, Spain
Ceuta (Africa) – Ferries from Algeciras, Spain
Gibraltar – own airport OR Malaga and Jerez, Spain
Liechtenstein – Zurich, Switzerland
Melilla (Africa) – Ferries from Almeria, Malaga & Motril, Spain
Monaco – Nice, France.
San Marino – Rimini, Italy.
Vatican City – Rome, Italy

Middle East
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates –

Amman – Jordan –

Beirut – Lebanon –
Doha – Qatar –

Dubai – United Arab Emirates
– Dubai International [Main] –
– Dubai World Central / Al Maktoum International Airport [Secondary] –

Jeddah (Mecca) – Saudi Arabia –

Manama – Bahrain –

Muscat – Oman –
Tel Aviv (Ben gurion) – Israel –


Australian Airports (Selected)

– Airport Security (Federal Police) – 131 237 (131 AFP)

Wikipedia – List of Airports in Australia –

  • Brisbane (Queensland) –
  • Broome (Western Australia) –
  • Canberra (Australian Capital Territory) –
  • Coffs Harbour (New South Wales) –

– Note: Essendon Airport is home to charter airlines – refer to charter airlines section for more.

  • – Moorabbin Airport (Light Aircraft) –
  • Mildura (Victoria) –
  • Newcastle (New South Wales) –
  • Norfolk Island (New South Wales) –

New Zealand Airports (Selected)

Pacific Island Airports (Selected)




Australian department of Infrastructure and regional development –

Aviation safety network –

Transport Canada –
Transport Canada – Aviation –

United Kingdom – Department of Transport –

    • United states Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – Includes list of banned airlines into the US –

Federal aviation administration – flight delay times –
TSA Wait time –

Inter regional carriers (Carriers specialising in local country or limited regional areas)

Around the world many carriers specialise in regional and local country flights, as their niche market. Many major international carriers have a local regional division which service destinations within their home country or also includes neighbouring countries.

An example is Qantas has an International division, but also a local intercity and regional flight service called Qantas link. Similarly, Hawaiian airlines operate international destinations fro their home airport Honolulu airport, but also has a near monopoly on flights between the Hawaiian islands. This is the case as Alaska airlines, having coverage in the Alaskan region.

Aircraft manufacturers (selected)

– Airbus
– A380 carrier portal –

– Boeing

– Embrazer

Types of plane / air services

– Water plane
– Helicopter
– Private Jet
– Public plane



    • – Note – Airlines change and update routes on an ad hoc basis, so best to keep an eye on changed or new routes which may affect your travel plans. If an airline cancels your flight service indefinately, they may transfer to a partner airline or offer a refund.

– New routes, increases in service, changes of airline use, class offer changes or route cancellation / suspensions announced via the airline media release or news pages

– Also refer to operational updates, security updates or schedule changes pages. This includes regulatory changes to countries you are travelling to – such as restrictions on carry on items specific to the destination country.

– Seasonal flight routes – eg in Europe more summer routes.

New routes or changes to services and carriers – announced via media outlets:
– Australian business traveller
– Carrier / service provider website – Press release page.
– Crikey Australian aviation news
– Melbourne Airport press releases
– Routes news
– Government press releases

Airline and route resources:

Airlines geeks –

Airliners –

Air transport world –
Airways mag –

– ATW – Awards –

Aunty betty – destination and flight routings options for destinations eg London via Asia –

Aviation Tribune –
Centre for Aviation –
Centre for aviation – News –

Crystal cabin award (airline cabin design) –


  • Flyer Talk –
  • Flight Mapper – Airline routes, schedules and more –
  • Google –
    – Type in the search box: the name of your departing city THEN the name of your destination city AND “Flights”. Example: “Melbourne to Singapore Flights”. This will generate a summary of available flight routing options between the two cities – Offers the most direct options followed by stop over routings.
  • Also use search terms:
    Timetable “A” to “B”
    Schedule “A’ to “B”

International airport review –
National (The) – Aviation –

Routes online – Breaking news –

Skift – Airlines news –
Tourism & Transport Forum Australia –


USA Today – Flight

Wikipedia – Lists of largest airlines by region –

Wikipedia – World’s busiest passenger air routes –
– Note: These busiest routes will provude more competitive flight fares.



    • Airlive –

    • Airservices Australia – Flight tracking and aircraft noise-

Aviability (Flight status, Airports, Flight number, Flights by origin and destination) –
Biz tweet – twitter airport and flight live updates / responses –

Live ATC – live air traffic audio conversations –

Radar box – flight tracking –


Chatbots – (Automated written messages) – Used on Facebook Messenger and Twitter accounts.


Current Airports in use – Twitter:
– Tweet your flight number to the designated twitter account and receive an automated flight status update.

Melbourne, Australia – @MELflights
Sydney Australia – @flySYD

Current Airports in use – Facebook:


Current Airlines in use – Twitter:

Current Airlines in use – Facebook:



Airline news – Press releases on their website – Detail new routes, changes and also important service information

Deals / specials – Sign up to the email newsletters of airline carriers and also booking websites, to be alerted to special fares and promotions.

Deal pages – On each airline site there are specific deal portals, which detail the latest special fares and also can be catered to your destination city.

Early bird fares from Airlines – Informing via Newsletter

Corporate pages – Each airline has corporate news and investor pages.

Partner airlines / Codesharing– (refer to airline sites)

Reciprocal lounge use –

Airline apps –

Airline newsrooms / Press releases –

Airline sale occasions – Examples
– National days – eg Australia day
– Easter

Airline special or offers pages

Wikipedia – Charter airlines –

Wikipedia – Regional airline –

Wikipedia – Air taxi / commuter plane –

Note: Codeshare arrangements for each airline are listed in their individual airline page under the heading ‘codeshare agreements’. For easy identification of this section, type in “CTRL” + “F” which then has a search area function appear – then search the term “codeshare” and the section will appear.

These Wikipedia results may not be always up-to-date and prone to occasional errors, so you can always conduct a Google search by using the ‘airline’s full name’ + the term “codeshare”. This will pull up the carriers’ official codeshare agreement page/s.

These codesharing details are useful to determine if you are able to buy one through ticket and determine the best routing taking into account the carrier’s partner airlines.

Notable airline partnerships / codesharing arrangements–

Qantas and American Airlines –

Airline package holidays and travel agencies –
*Refer to ‘package holidays and deals’ page *



– Includes average flight costs

Bureau of transportation statistics USA – Average domestic fees –


– Note in brackets ( ) are the countries where the carrier is based in – although they may service the entire region.


Fast Jet (Tanzania) –
Fky Safair (South Africa) –
Jambo jet (Kenya) –

Kulula (South Africa) –
Mango (South Africa) –

Fast Jet (Tanzania) –

Middle East

Air Arabia (United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt) –
Fly Dubai (United Arab Emirates) –
Flynas (Saudi Arabia) –
UP – By El al (Israel) –


Air Canada Rouge (Canada) –
Air Transat (Canada)
Allegiant airlines (United States) –
Azul airlines (Brazil) –
Easyfly (Colombia) –
Frontier Airlines (United States) –
GOL (Brazil) –
Interjet (Mexico) –
Jetblue (United States) –
Jetlines (Canada) –
Sky Airline (Chile) –
Southwest airlines (United States) –
Spirit Airlines (United States) –

Sun country Airlines -(United States – Leisure) –
Swoop airlines (Canada) – Lowcost of Westjet –

Virgin America (United States) –
VivaAerobús (Mexico) –
Viva Colombia (Colombia) –
Volaris (Mexico) –
Westjet (Canada)
– West jet – ultra low carrier (Starts 2018) (Canada)-
Wingo (Colombia) – Operated by Copa Airlines Colombia –

Asia / Oceania

Air Busan (South Korea) –
Air India Express (India) –
Airasia (India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines / Zest, Thailand) –
Cebu Pacific (Philippines) –
Citilink (Indonesia *Safety concerns*) –
Firefly (Malaysia) –
HK Express (Hong Kong) –
IndiGo (India) –
Jeju Air (South Korea) –
Jetstar (Australia, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam – [Jetstar Pacific] ) –

Lion Air (Indonesia, Thailand – *Safety concerns*)
Malindo Air – (Lion Subsidiary *Safety concerns*) – (Malaysia)
Nok Air – Domestic and International (Thailand) – and Ferry / Bus connections –

Nok Scoot – International (Thailand) –
Peach (Japan) –
Scoot airlines (Singapore) –
Skymark airlines (Japan) –
SpiceJet (India) –
Tiger Airways (Singapore, Australia, Taiwan) –
– Tiger newsroom –

T’way Airlines (South Korea)
V Air (Taiwan) –
Vanilla Airways (Japan) –
Vietjet (Vietnam, Thailand) –


Aer Lingus (Ireland) –
Aer Lingus Regional (Ireland) –
Air Baltic (Latvia) –
Air Berlin (Germany) –

Aluu Airlines (Greenland – Denmark)

Blue Air (Romania) –
Blue Panorama (Italy) –
Brussels Airlines (Belgium) –
Condor Airways (Germany) –

Easyjet (UK, Switzerland) –

Eurowings (Germany) – To take over Germanwings operations  – ( )
FlyBe (UK) –

French blue (France) –

Helvectic (Switzerland) –

Iberia Express (Spain) –
Jet 2 (United Kingdom) –
Joon – Low cost owned by Air France (France) –
Level (Spain) –
Meridiana Airways (Italy) –

Niki Airlines (Austria) – (
Norwegian Air Shuttle Airlines (Scandinavian Countries) –
Onur Air (Turkey) –
Pegasus Airlines (Turkey) –
Plus Ultra (Spain) –
Ryan Air (Ireland) –

Smartwings (Czech Republic – Leisure) –

Sunwing –
Thomas cook (UK)-

Thompson Airways (UK – Mainly Holiday resort destinations) –
Transavia (Netherlands, France) –

TUI Fly (Germany) –

Volotea (Spain) –
Vueling (Spain) –
Wizz Air (Hungary) –
Wow Air (Iceland) –
XL Airways (France) –



– Note in brackets ( ) are the countries where the carrier is based in – although they may service the entire region.

Wikipedia – Lists of airlines by Continent –


Afriqiyah Airways (Libya) –
Air Algérie (Algeria) –
Air Austral (Reunion) –
Air Botswana (Botswana) –
Air Burkina (Burkina Faso) –
Air Madagascar (Madagascar) –
Air Mauritius (Mauritius) –
Air Namibia (Namibia) –
Air Seychelles (Seychelles) –
Air Tanzania (Tanzania) –
Arik air (Nigeria) –
Egypt Air (Egypt) –
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia) –
Kenya Airways (Kenya) –
Malawian Airlines (Malawi) –
RwandAir (Rwanda) –
Royal Air Maroc (Morocco) –
South African Airways (South Africa) –
South African Express (South Africa) –
TAAG Angola Airlines (Angola) –
Tunisair (Tunisia) –

Middle East and Central Asia

Air Astana (Kazakhstan) –
Arkia (Israel) –
Azerbaijan Airlines (Azerbaijan) –
El al (Israel) –
Emirates (UAE) –
Etihad (United Arab Emirates) –
Georgian Airways (Georgia)
Gulf Air (Bahrain) –
Israir Airlines (Israel) –
Jazeera Airways (Kuwait) –
Kuwait Airways (Kuwait) –
Middle eastern Airlines (Lebanon) –
Oman Air (Oman) –
Qatar (Qatar) –
Royal Jordanian Airlines (Jordan) –
Saudia (Saudi Arabia) –


Aerolíneas Argentinas (Argentina) –
– Austral Líneas Aéreas (Argentina) –
Aeroméxico (Mexico) –
Aeromexico Connect (Mexico) –

Air Canada (Canada) –
Air Canada Express (Canada) –
Air Canada Rouge (Canada) –

Air Caraïbes (Guadeloupe and Martinique)
Air Panama (Panama) –
Air Transat (Canada) –
Alaska Airlines (United States) –
American Airlines (United States) –
American Airlines Shittle (United States) –
American Eagle (United States) –

Avianca (Home country bases – Colombia. Subsidiaries in Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru)
Bahamasair (Bahamas) –
Boliviana de Aviación (Bolivia)
Caribbean Airlines (Trinidad and Tobago) –
Cayman Airways (United Kingdom – Cayman Islands) –
Conviasa (Venezuela) –
Copa Airlines (Panama – Subsidiary in Colombia) –
Cubana de Aviación (Cuba) –

Delta Air Lines (United States) –
Delta Connection (United States) –
Delta Shuttle (United States) –

Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaii – United States) –
Hawaiian Airlines – Ohana Regional (Hawaii – United States) –
Insel Air (Curacao and Aruba)
Island Air (Hawaii – United States) –
InterCaribbean Airways (Turks and Caicos) –
LATAM (Home country bases – Chile and Brazil. Subsidiaries in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru) –
Leeward Islands Air Transport – LIAT – (Antigua and Barbuda) –
MAP Linhas Aéreas (Brazil) –

Mokulele Airlines (Hawaii – Unites States) –
Nature Air (Costa Rica) –
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas (Brazil) –
PAWA Dominicana (Dominican Republic) –
Peruvian Airlines (Peru) –
Satena (Colombia) –
Silver Airways (United States) –
Surinam Airways (Suriname) –
TAME (Equador) –
Tropic Air (Belize) –

United Airlines (United States) –
United Express (United States) –

Venezolana (Venezuela) –
Virgin America (United States) –

Asia / Oceania

Aero Mongolia (Mongolia) –
Air Bagan (Myanmar) –
Air Calin – (France – New Caledonia)
Air India (India) –
Air Macau (Macau) –
Air Mandalay (Myanmar) –
Air Niugini (Papua new guinea) –
Air New Zealand (New Zealand) –
Air Tahiti (Tahiti – French Polynesia) –
Air Tahiti Nui (French Polynesia) –
Air Vanuatu (Vanuatu) –
All Nippon Airways (ANA ) – (Japan) –
Asiana (Korea) –
Bangkok Airways (Thailand) –
Bhutan Airlines (Bhutan) –
Cambodia Angkor Air (Cambodia) –
Cathay Dragon (Hong Kong) –
Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) –
China Airlines (Taiwan) –
China Eastern (China) –
China Southern (China) –
Druk Air (Bhutan) –
EVA Air (Taiwan) –
Fiji Airways (Fiji) –

Garuda Indonesia (Indonesia) –
Golden Myanmar Airlines (Myanmar) –
Hainan Airlines (China) –
Hong Kong Airlines (Hong Kong) –
Island Air (Hawaii – United States) –

Jet Airways (India) –
Kan Air (Thailand) –
Korean Air (Korean) –
Lao Airlines (Laos) –
Malaysia airlines (Malaysia)-
Maldivian (Maldives) –
Mega Maldives (Maldives) –
MIAT Mongolian Airlines (Mongolia) –
Myanmar Airways International (Myanmar) –
Myanmar National Airlines (Myanmar
Nepal Airlines (Nepal) –
Pakistan International Airlines (Pakistan) –
Philippine Airlines (Philippines) –
Qantas (Australia) –
REX – Regional Express Holdings (Australia) –
– Regional Express newsroom –
Royal Brunei Airlines (Brunei) –
Sichuan Airlines (China) –
Shenzhen Airlines (China) –
SilkAir (Singapore) –
Singapore Airlines (Singapore) –
Shanghai Airlines (China) –
SriLankan Airlines (Sri Lanka) –
Thai Airways (Thailand) –
TransAsia Airways (Taiwan) –
Uni Air (Taiwan) –
Vietnam Airlines (Vietnam) –
Virgin Australia (Australia)
– Virgin Australia Newsroom –
Virgin Samoa (Samoa) –
Yangon Airways (Myanmar) –
XiamenAir (China) –


Adria (Slovenia) –
Aegean Airlines (Greece) –
Aer Lingus (Ireland) –
Aeroflot (Russia) –

Air Andorra (Spain) –
Air Baltic (Latvia) –
Air Berlin (Germany) –
Air Corsica (Corsica – France) –
Air Dolomiti (Italy) –
Air Europa (Spain) –
Air Europe Express (Spain)
Air France (France) –
Air Greenland – (Greenland – Denmark)
Air Malta (Malta) –
Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional) (Spain) –
Air Serbia (Serbia) –
Alitalia (Italy) –
Alitaia Citiliner (Italy) –
Andorra Airlines (Spain)-
Armenia Airways (Armenia) –
Astra Airlines (Greece) –
Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands – Dennmark) –
Atlas Global (Turkey) –
Austrian Airlines (Austria) –
Azores Airlines (Portugal) –
Belavia Belarusian Airlines (Belarus) –
Blue 1 (Finland) –
Blue Panorama (Italy – Leisure) –
British Airways (United Kingdom) –
British Airways – City flyer (United Kingdom) –
British Midlands Regional – BMI (United Kingdom) –
Brussels Airlines (Belgium) –
Bulgaria Air (Bulgaria) –
Cobalt air (Cyprus) –
Condor (Germany – Leisure) –
Croatia Airlines (Croatia) –
Czech Airlines (Czech Republic) –
Darwin Airlines (Switzerland) –
Edelweiss Air (Switzerland – leisure) –
Etihad Regional (Operated by Darwin Airlines) (Switzerland) –
Eurowings (Germany) –
Finnair (Finland) –
Flybe (United Kingdom) –
Georgian Airways (Georgia) –
Germania (Germany) –
Germania Flug (Switzerland) –
Helvetic Airways (Switzerland) –

Hop! (France) –
Iberia (Spain) –
Icelandair (Iceland) –
Jet Time (Denmark – leisure airline) –
KLM (Netherlands) –
KLM City hopper(Netherlands) –
LOT Polish Airlines (Poland) –
Lufthansa (Germany)-
Lufthansa Regional (Germany) –
Luxair (Luxembourg) –
Meridiana (Italy) –
Monarch Airlines (United Kingdom) –
Montenegro Airlines (Montenegro) –
Neos (Italy – Leisure airline) –
Pegasus Airlines (Turkey) –
Primera Air Scandinavia (Scandinavian nations – Leisure airline)
S7 Airlines (Russia) –
Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark / Sweden / Norway) –
Sun Express (Turkey – Leisure) –
Swiss International (Switzerland) –
TAP Portugal (Portugal) –
TAP Express (Portugal) –
TAROM (Romania) –
Thomas Cook airlines (United Kingdom – Leisure) –
Thompson Airways (United Kingdom – Leisure) –
Travel Service (Czech Republic – Leisure airline) –
TUI Fly (United Kingdom – Leisure) –
Turkish Airlines (Turkey) –
Ural Airlines (Russia) –
Ukraine International Airlines (Ukraine) –
Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) –
Volotea (Spain) –
Wamos Air (Spain – Leisure) –

Notable Regional / Scenic flight operators

Kenmore Air – Northwest USA scenic flights –



Good to book intra-carrier flights and round the world flight deals – Check within each website for the member airlines and which alliance best suits the region you are travelling to. For Australia – Qantas is part of One world.

Value – Airline alliance (Alliance of low cost airlines) –

Summary of Member Airlines:


Air Berlin
– Niki

American airlines
– American Eagle

Briutish Airways

Cathay Pacific
– Dragon air


– Iberia Regional
– Iberia Express

Japan Airlines

Latam Airlines
– Latam Express
– Latam Argentina
– Latam Colombia
– Latam Ecuador
– Latam Peru

Malaysia Airlines

– Qantas Newsroom –
– Qantaslink

Qatar airways

Royal Jordanian

S7 Airlines

Sri Lankan airlines

Star Alliance

Adria Airways

Aegean Airlines
– Olympic Air

Air Canada
– Air Canada Express
– Air Canada Rouge

Air China
– Dalian Airlines

Air India
– Air India Regional

Air New Zealand
– Air New Zealand Link

All Nippon Airways
– Air Japan
– Air Seoul
– ANA Wings
– Vanilla Air

Asiana Airlines

Austrian Airlines

– Avianca Costa Rica
– Avianca Ecuador
– Avianca El Salvador
– Avianca Guatemala
– Avianca Honduras
– Avianca Nicaragua
– Avianca Peru

Brussels Airlines

Copa Airlines
– Copa Airlines Colombia

Croatia Airlines

Egypt Air
– Egypt Air Express

Ethiopian airlines


LOT Polish airlines

– Lufthansa Regional
– Lufthansa City line
– Air Dolomiti

Scandinavian airlines

Shenzhen Airlines

Singapore Airlines
– Silk Air
– Scoot

South African airways
– Airlink
– South African Express
– Mango

Swiss International
– Swiss Global Airlines
– Edelweiss Air

TAP Portugal
– Portugalia
– PGA Express

Thai Airways
– Thai smile

Turkish Airlines

United Airlines
– United Express



Aerolineas Argentinas
– Austral Airlines

– Aeromexico connect

Air Europa

Air France

– Alitalia City liner

China Airlines
– Mandarin Airlines

China Eastern Airlines
– Shanghai Airlines

China Southern Airlines

Czech Airlines

Delta Airlines
– Delta connection
– Delta Shuttle

Garuda Indonesia

Kenya Airways


Korean Air

Middle East Airlines



Vietnam Airlines

Xiamen Airlines



Portals / Private jet subscription services
Jetsmarter – Private jet subscription –
Private fly (Worldwide private jet portal) –
Wikipedia – Charter airlines –

Notable charter jet sharing providers
Blade – Private charter USA –
Fly airly (Australia -Private jet services Melbourne) –
Netjet – USA and Europe –
Setjet – USA –
Surf air (USA – California) –

Essendon Airport Melbourne Charter operators
Alliance airlines –
Ausjet –
Execujet Australiasia –
Executive airlines –
Jetcity –
Shortstop jet charter –
Southern cross jets –
Australian corporate jet centres –




The three above mentioned airline alliances offer a variety of regional and global airline passes for travellers who have plans to visit many destinations – which require many flights. These are available from the alliance websites and/or individual member carrier websites. Some airline passes are restricted to certain individual airlines or within only the airline carriers within the alliance.

Each air pass have their certain terms and conditions of use, such as the amount of locations eligible to visit and timeframe of when the pass can be used. So do your homework to work our whether an airpass works best for you VS round the world fare VS individual flight bookings.

Apart from the airlines within the alliances, some non aligned carriers also have airpasses.

General information on air passes:

Notable passes:

Pacific / Oceania (including Australia)

  • Qantas – Walkabout Airpass (Australia)


Middle East



North America

Central America


South America


Airline Frequent Flyer Programs

Note: Depending on the airlines’ global alliance, you may be eligible for reciprocal frequent flyer redemption when flying the same alliance airlines. Alternatively, some airlines have direct reciprocal frequent flyer arrangements and/or codeshare arrangements between them – for example Qantas and Emirates.

General information:

Wikipedia – Frequent flier program –

Wikipedia – Frequent flier programs –

Specific resources:

I fly flat – Frequent flyer points information-

Notable Frequent Flyer Programs – Public

Airline alliance – frequent flyer associations –
One world –
Star Alliance –
Sky team –

Specific carrier – frequent flyer programmes –

Frequent Flyer Awards

Freddie awards – Frequent flyer traveller awards –

Notable Frequent Flyer Programs – Business oriented
Qantas Business rewards –

Notable subscription fee based – Sale access programs

Jetstar – Club Jetstar –


Overbooking of flights and standby

Airlines – if some discount the price difference amount – paid vs new figures

Google incognito – and clear cookies – to prevent websites from bumping up prices

Student / Youth / Teacher airfares

Many youth oriented travel agents such as STA Travel and Student flights have arrangements with certain airlines to sell specially discounted airfares for students, youth or teachers. The airline allocates/allows a specified number of seats per flight for these discounted seats – especially for long haul to Europe, Africa and Northern America. To be eligible, you need to have an ISIC student (approved institutions only) or youth (Under 30) or teacher identification / discount card.

This is a card which is like a identification card with a photo and lasts one year from issue. It provides certain worldwide discounts and allows you to access these special airlines fares. Note: These special fares change when for instances the Europe early bird fares are released. In that instance, the airline would reallocate the seats and the special youth seats are more limited because of this and also increased demand by other travellers. Sometimes the earlybird fares end up cheaper the the youth discounted fares, but it always pays to do your homework and compare airfares using the same dates to be assured of the best value.

Also beware of travel agents attempting to use pressure tactics for you to book fares, take their feedback and information as useful but don’t feel obliged to do any bookings until you are content you are getting the best deal after doing your own research – you might find cheaper alternatives.

Some airlines which offer discounted seats are Etihad, Emirates, Qatar (and there’s more carriers which you can ask your travel agent to disclose)

Airfares through travel agents

Many travel agents have close relationships with a handful of airlines carriers to promote the brand therough their travel agents. Because of this relationship, the airlines offer the travel agents what’s called ‘Blackmarket’ or promotional fares which are very cheap fares to various destinations, only offered by the travel agents. These fares have restrictions on travel dates, inclusions and other conditions – which means you need to pay attention to the fine print – but overall offer a great option for economical travel.

The airlines which offer these special promotional fares vary between each travel agent, but usually are around about the same major world carriers such as ones based in the Middle east, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America or South America.


Listing of the major carriers departing Melbourne

(Updated 21/08/2015)

Melbourne Airport (Wikipedia page – Summary of carriers and destinations) –

Melbourne Airport – Summary of airline carriers and airlines’ details servicing the airport –

*** Melbourne Airport – Flight deals –

Airasia ( – Best suited for Asia – **Low cost Carrier***

– Specials and deals –

Air Calin ( – Best suited for Pacific islands

Air China ( – Best suited for northern Asia

Air India ( – Best suited for Asia

Air New Zealand ( – Best suited for New Zealand, North America – (San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hawaii), South America – Buenos Aires

– Special and deals –

Air Vanuatu ( – Best suited for Pacific islands

Cathay Pacific ( – Best suited for northern Asia –

– Specials and deals –

China Airlines (Based in Taiwan) ( – Best suited for northern Asia

– Taipei, Christchurch

China Eastern airlines ( – Best suited for northern Asia

China Southern Airlines ( – Best suited for northern Asia

Emirates ( – Best suited for Europe, Africa, Middle east and New Zealand. – Code sharing with other carriers –

– Specials and deals –

Etihad ( – Best suited for Europe, Africa, Middle east – Code sharing with other carriers

– Specials and deals –

Fiji Airways ( – Best suited for Pacific islands (Possible long haul to United States)

– Specials and deals –

Garuda Indonesia ( – Best suited for Asia, Europe.

Jetstar ( – Best suited for Asia, New Zealand and Australia – **Low cost Carrier**

Jetstar – Digital app –
– Jetstar Newsroom –

– Bargain bin and special offers fares – Sign up to newsletters
– Themed sales – eg Beach getaway, Valentines day.
– Friday fare frenzy – (Fridays 4pm to 8pm) –

– Deals and specials –

– Domestic deals –
– International deals –

– Jetstar – Club Jetstar deals –

– Jetstar Destinations – and
– Price beat guarantee –
– Price watch –
– Price watch preferences change –

Malaysia Airlines ( – Best suited for Asia and Europe

Philippine airlines ( – Best suited for Asia (Possible long haul to Europe or United States)

Qantas ( – Best suited for Europe (London via Dubai), North America (Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Canada), South America (Santiago) and Africa (Johannesburg) – Code sharing with other carriers

Qantas – Digital app –
Qantas – Lowest economy deals –
Cheapest economy international deals Ex Melbourne –

Qantas – Deals from Melbourne –

– Qantas Destinations –
– Qantas RSS special feed –
– Qantas – price watch –

Qatar Airways ( – Best suited for Europe, Africa, Middle east

– Special and deals –

Regional Express Airlines ( – Best suited for Australia

– REX Destinations –

Royal Brunei Airlines ( – Best suited for Asia, Europe

– Specials and deals –

Scoot ( – Best suited for Asia – **Low cost carrier**

– Travel deals –
– Specials and deals (Specials on Tuesday – from 12 noon) –

Sichuan Airlines ( – Best suited for northern Asia –

Singapore Airlines ( – Best suited for Europe, Asia

– Specials and deals –

Thai Airways ( – Best suited for Europe/Asia

Tigerair Australia ( – Best suited for Australia – **Low cost Carrier**

– Tigerair – Digital app –
– Destinations – and
– Media releases-
– Specials and deals –
– Sale day – Tuesday 12 noon to 12 midnight (Wednesday weekly newsletter)
– Tigerair Australia – price watch –

United Airlines ( – Best suited for Americas

– Specials and deals –

Vietnam Airlines ( – Best suited for Asia (possible long haul to Europe or United States)

Virgin Australia ( – Best suited for Australia, Pacific islands, New Zealand, Europe and Americas – Code sharing with other carriers

– Virgin Australia – Digital app –
– Specials –
– View Best fares / Deals and specials (Advanced booking) –

– Happy Hour sales (Thursdays 4pm to 11pm ) –
– Mates rates – Business sale fares – Monthly sale-

– Virgin Australia – price watch –

– Virgin Australia Destinations –
– Media releases –

Virgin Australia – Airline Partners –

Connections from Sydney (only airlines and/or destinations not serviced through Melbourne)

(Updated 21/08/2015)

Sydney Airport (Wikipedia page – Summary of carriers and destinations) –

Sydney Airport – Summary of airline carriers and airlines’ details servicing the airport –

Air Canada ( – Best suited for North America – Toronto, Vancouver.

Air New Zealand (  ) – Norfolk Island, Rarotonga

Air Niugini ( – Port Moresby – Best suited for Papua New Guinea (Pacific region)

Air Vanuatu (  ) – Port Vila

All Nippon Airways (ANA) – Tokyo (Haneda) – (Best suited for North Asia and Americas)

American Airlines – – Los Angeles – (Best suited for Americas)

Asiana Airlines – – Seoul( – Best suited for northern Asia, North America

British Airways ( – London (Heathrow), Singapore- Best suited for Europe

Cebu Pacific ( ) = – Manila- Best suited for Asia

China Airlines – Auckland

China Eastern Airlines – Beijing, Nanjing

Delta ( – Los Angeles – Best suited for Americas

Emirates – Bangkok, Christchurch

Fiji Airways – Suva

Hainan Airlines – Xian

Hawaiian ( – – Honolulu – Best suited for North America

Japan Airlines ( – Tokyo (Narita) – Best suited for northern Asia, North America

Jetstar (International) – Nadi

Jetstar (Domestic) – Hamilton Island

Korean Airways ( – Seoul – Best suited for northern Asia, North America

Latam Airlines Latam Airways – – Auckland, Santiago de Chile- Best suited for South America

Qantas (International) – Bangkok, Dallas/Fort worth, Honolulu, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Manila, Noumea, Queenstown, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, Shanghai (Pudong), Tokyo (Haneda)

Qantas (International) – Bangkok, Dallas/Fort worth, Honolulu, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Manila, Noumea, Queenstown, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, Shanghai (Pudong), Tokyo (Haneda)

Qantaslink – Armidale, Dubbo, Gladstone, Lord Howe Island, Moree, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Toowoomba, Wagga Wagga, Harvey Bay

REX – Arimdale, Ballina, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cooma, Dubbo, Grafton, Griffith, Lismore, Merimbula, Moruya, Narrandera, Newcastle, Orange, Parkes, Taree.

Sichuan Airlines – Chongqing

Solomon Airlines – Honiara

Tigerair – Prosperpine

United Airlines – San Francisco

Virgin Australia (Domestic) – Ayer rock, Ballina, Mackay, Port Macquarie, Tamworth

Virgin Australia (International) – Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, Nukualofa, Queenstown

Virgin Samoa – Apia

Xiamen air – Fuzhou, Xiamen

Connections from Brisbane (only airlines and/or destinations not serviced through Melbourne)

Brisbane Airport (Wikipedia page – Summary of carriers and destinations) –

Brisbane Airport – Summary of airline carriers and airlines’ details servicing the airport –

(Updated 21/08/2015)

Air Canada – Vancouver

Air New Zealand – Norfolk island

Air Vanuatu – Louganville, Port Vila

Aircalin – Nouméa

EVA Air Taipei – Taoyuan

Hawaiian Airlines – Honolulu

Korean Air –  Seoul

Nauru Airlines – Nauru

Qantas – Noumea

Solomon Airlines – Honiara

Virgin Samoa – Apia

Virgin Australia – Auckland, Christchurch, Denpasar, Dunedin, Honiara, Los Angeles, Nadi, Port Moresby, Port Vila, Queenstown, Wellington

Connections from Cairns (only airlines and/or destinations not serviced through Melbourne)

Cairns Airport (Wikipedia page – Summary of carriers and destinations) –

Cairns Airport – Summary of airline carriers and airlines’ details servicing the airport –

(Updated 21/08/2015)

Air Niugini – Port Moresby, Rabaul

Hong Kong Airlines – Hong Kong

Jetstar Airways – Osaka Kansai

Jetstar Airways – Auckland, Manila

Silkair – Singapore

Connections from Perth (only airlines and/or destinations not serviced through Melbourne)

Perth Airport (Wikipedia page – Summary of carriers and destinations) –

Perth Airport – Summary of airline carriers and airlines’ details servicing the airport –

(Updated 21/08/2015)

Air Mauritius – Mauritius
Malaysia Airlines – Kota Kinabalu
South African Airways – Johannesburg
Virgin Australia – Broome, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Links last checked : / /2015

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