How many airlines operate in Australia?

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How many airlines operate in Australia?

There are 75 airlines operating in Australia, consisting of 61 international airlines, five major domestic airlines and nine regional carriers. Below, we list all airlines operating in Australia, and the top airlines according to recent survey results. To provide the most detailed information possible, we have included regional carriers serving the domestic air travel market in Australia.

NUMBER OF AIRLINES

According to data published by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, 61 international airlines were operating in Australia as of November 2017. Per an industry report, five major domestic airlines were operating in Australia as of September 2017. In our research, we included all known international and major domestic airlines to arrive at a total of 66 airlines operating in Australia as of November 2017. Furthermore, we identified nine additional regional carriers serving domestic routes. Considering the total number of airlines in each category, there are 75 airlines operating in Australia.

TOP INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

The five best international airlines in the Australia/Pacific region, according to a report published by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, are listed below:


TOP DOMESTIC AIRLINES

The five highest ranking domestic airlines in Australia, according to a survey conducted by Roy Morgan Research, are listed below:

1. Quantas (Domestic)
4. REX (Regional Express)
5. Jetstar (Domestic)

REGIONAL CARRIERS

Nine regional carriers in Australia, identified by our research, are listed below:

1. JetGo
3. Airnorth
9. Fly Tiwi

CONCLUSION

Our research identified a total of 75 airlines operating in Australia. According to a 2017 passenger survey, the five best international airlines serving Australia are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, Jetstar Airways, and Fiji Airways.
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