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The 30 largest airports and airlines in Australia

Further information is provided on the 30 biggest airports in Australia. At Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport alone, 47 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 85 destinations.

Out of the 15 airlines of the country we have listed biggest 8. Qantas is leading here with a total of 85 flight destinations.

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The 30 biggest airports in Australia

SYDSydney Kingsford Smith International AirportSydney4785
BNEBrisbane International AirportBrisbane3660
MELMelbourne International AirportMelbourne3355
PERPerth International AirportPerth2738
ADLAdelaide International AirportAdelaide1526
CBRCanberra International AirportCanberra36
CNSCairns International AirportCairns1630
DRWDarwin International AirportDarwin1420
OOLGold Coast AirportGold Coast913
TSVTownsville AirportTownsville610
ISAMount Isa AirportMount Isa59
KNXKununurra AirportKununurra43
NTLNewcastle AirportWilliamtown45
MKYMackay AirportMackay45
HBAHobart International AirportHobart43
LSTLaunceston AirportLaunceston45
CNJCloncurry AirportCloncurry43
PBOParaburdoo AirportParaburdoo31
KTAKarratha AirportKarratha35
KGIKalgoorlie Boulder AirportKalgoorlie33
LEALearmonth AirportExmouth31
PQQPort Macquarie AirportPort Macquarie33
PHEPort Hedland International AirportPort Hedland35
CFSCoffs Harbour AirportCoffs Harbour32
GETGeraldton AirportGeraldton31
AYQAyers Rock Connellan AirportAyers Rock33
ASPAlice Springs AirportAlice Springs38
ABXAlbury AirportAlbury32
HTIHamilton Island AirportHamilton Island34
MCYSunshine Coast AirportMaroochydore32

Freight volume

In 2021, a total of 1.24 billion ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in Australia. Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport alone accounted for around 471,000 metric tons.

The biggest airlines based in Australia

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is Qantas. In 2017, it carried 49.70 million passengers. It currently has a fleet of 131 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in Australia are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
VAVirgin AustraliaVelocity8037
ZLRegional ExpressRex6462
QQAlliance AirlinesUnity6146
QFSunstate AirlinesQ Link3127
NCNational Jet SystemsNational Jet2022

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