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Major Australian Airlines

With so many wonderful and varied places to see around Australia, you can never go wrong booking a domestic getaway. There are many Australian airlines to choose between; some international carriers plus several domestic airlines. Webjet compares airfare from flight companies in Australia, so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal on your next holiday. Australia has three main domestic airlines: Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar.

Australian Regional Airlines

Rex and Skywest are Australia's largest regional airlines servicing shorter domestic routes along the east and west coasts of Australia. Together these Australian airlines service all of the major destinations in Australia with daily services along the busier domestic routes.


What Are The Most Popular Domestic Airlines in Australia?


Not only is Qantas the national airline of Australia, but it’s also the largest of the domestic carriers in regards to fleet size. Qantas and its regional subsidiary QantasLink fly to more than 60 destinations across Australia. The airline has hubs in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, but its various routes extend to all corners of the country. Travellers can easily fly from one major city to another or head off the beaten path to regional destinations like Dubbo, Kingscote, and Bendigo. Save some cash by booking an Economy seat with Qantas, or upgrade to the Domestic Business Class for extra comfort.

Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia is the country’s second largest airline after Qantas, and it’s one of the most popular local airlines in Australia. Its route map currently includes 33 airports across the country, including the major cities, popular holiday locales like Ballina Byron Bay and Hamilton Island, and small regional spots such as Hervey Bay and Kalgoorlie. As one of the most popular airlines in Australia, Virgin allows travellers to choose between the budget-friendly Economy seats or the extra-comfortable Domestic Business Class.


Are you looking to stick to a tight budget for your next holiday? Jetstar is one of the most affordable options among Australia’s domestic carriers. It’s a budget airline owned by Qantas and offers affordable rates to about 20 locations around Australia. Jetstar’s network of destinations includes all capital cities, as well as other must-visit holiday destinations like Sunshine Coast, Ayers Rock/Uluru, and Newcastle.

Regional Express

Look into flights with Regional Express if you’re planning to venture away from the city and into regional parts of Australia. Regional Express operates to more than 60 regional destinations. The carrier is based out of the airports in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Townsville and flies to smaller holiday destinations from those hubs. Regional Express is one of the only local airlines in Australia that you can use to reach off-the-beaten-path destinations like Monkey Mia, Broken Hill and Port Augusta.


Which International Airlines Fly in Australia?

There’s no need to limit your search to the domestic airlines in Australia, as there are also many international carriers that connect some of the most popular destinations across the country. Use Webjet’s Deal Finder to compare prices between both domestic airlines and international airlines in Australia to ensure you're getting the best deal for your trip.


Consider catching a flight with Emirates if your departure and arrival airports include Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, or Sydney. The Dubai-based airline flies to each of these capital cities and even connects several of the airports to Dubai, Singapore, and Bangkok through direct flights.

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines offers services to six different locations around Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Have a look at Singapore Airlines alongside the domestic airlines if you’re travelling between two of these spots. Each of the six cities is also connected to Singapore with direct flights.

Air New Zealand

New Zealand’s national carrier is another excellent option among international airlines in Australia. Catch Air New Zealand flights between airports in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. You can also use Air New Zealand for your next international trip as it connects Australia with direct flights to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown. The airline also flies from Sydney to Norfolk Island and Rarotonga.

Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific is another of the top international flight companies in Australia. Its route map includes five destinations across the country: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Direct flights are also available from each of these airports to the Cathay Pacific hub in Hong Kong.

British Airways

Are you planning a holiday in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, or Perth? British Airways is another airline to keep on your radar. The UK-based airline flies to these four major cities and also offers direct flights from each of these airports to both Singapore and Hong Kong – something to keep in mind for your next international getaway.


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