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The 30 largest airports and airlines in Australia

For the 30 biggest airports in Australia we provided further information. Alone at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport operate 47 airlines to and from 85 destinations.

The biggest national airlines is Qantas out of a total of twelve. It is leading the list with 121 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 2020, a total of 1.20 billion ton-kilometers of cargo was moved by air in Australia (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled). Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport alone accounted for around 471,000 metric tons.

The biggest airlines based in Australia

VAVirgin Australia86
ZLRegional Express35
JQJetstar Airways33
TTTiger Airways Australia14
FOAirlines Of Tasmania14
SHSharp Airlines7
CCMacair Airlines5
KDAKendell Airlines1
OZWSkywest Airlines1
FKAFlying kangaroo Airline1

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