Northern summer flight schedules show airlines returning to Australia
16 May 2022
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications publishes information on airlines approved to operate scheduled services between Australia and its bilateral partners. The summary, by location, includes airlines that operate their own aircraft and those which offer services on a code shared basis, using the services/aircraft of other airlines.
Though China’s border remains closed, flights into Australia are expected to return in this timetable period (27 March 2022 to 29 October 2022):
- China Eastern and China Southern are set to operate one flight per week to Sydney over the timetable period.
- Xiamen Airlines is scheduled to operate two flights per week into Sydney and one flight per week into Melbourne.
- Qantas is set to return to the Chinese market from July 2022, operating four flights per week into Sydney.
- Cathay Pacific Airways is offering the most flights into Australia, with a daily service into Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth and approximately three services a week into Adelaide and Melbourne.
- Qantas is also returning, while flights from Hong Kong Airlines will be limited.
- Air India is operating three to four flights a week into Sydney and daily flights into Melbourne.
- Qantas launched direct flights from Delhi in December 2021 and is now operating five flights a week into Melbourne.
- Six airlines, including three Indonesian airlines are now operating flights into Australia.
- Bamboo Airways, Jetstar, and Vietnam Airlines are all operating three flights per week into Melbourne.
- Bamboo Airways is operating one flight per week into Sydney.
- Jetstar is operating two to three flights per week into Sydney.
- Vietnam Airlines is operating four flights per week into Sydney.
Data is derived from projections based on airline schedule submissions and not actual flights, all data above is subject to change.
Flight schedule summary now available for the 2022 Northern Summer period, 27 March 2022 to 29 October 2022, see International airlines timetable summary | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Australian Government for more detail. For historical flight data see www.bitre.gov.au