Australia's international connectivity - the key facts and figures

Routesonline looks at the sharp rise in international capacity to/from Australia, fuelled by growing capacity from New Zealand, China, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

International capacity to/from Australia has surged over the past five years, hitting 49 million seats in 2017.

The rise is being fuelled by growing capacity from New Zealand, China, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Indonesia as new operators enter the market and existing airlines broaden their networks and increase frequencies.

In 2018, the list of overseas destinations is set to expand further with the launch of a number of new city pairs such as Sydney-Haikou and Brisbane-Kuala Lumpur. In addition, Qantas will become the first airline to operate a regular passenger service that directly links the UK and Australia.

Ahead of Routes Asia 2018 in Brisbane and World Routes 2019 in Adelaide, Routesonline looks at some of the key facts and figures shaping Australia's international market. 

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