Monday, November 30, 2020

Melbourne – India demand up 15% annually in past five years

During coronavirus, Melbourne Airport saw international airlines use the airport more than any other in Australia to fly citizens back to their respective countries.

India and Sri Lanka in particular added the most repatriation flights with Qantas, Air India, SriLankan, and Lion Air all flying residents home on an estimated 30 flights combined.

Qatar Airways, Etihad, and Emirates also continue to heavily support Melbourne with services and repatriation flights.

Over the last five years, Victoria’s India market grew by 15.2% per annum, making the state the fastest-growing home state for Indian arrivals within Australia (except for Tasmania as it has a much smaller base).

More than 610,000 flew between India and Melbourne last year, with over 90% flying indirectly, booking data indicates. Singapore Airlines was the top carrier.


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