IST-MEL

Turkish Airlines inaugurated flights between Istanbul IST and Melbourne via Singapore on Friday 1 March, marking a historic feat for the carrier as it entered the Australian market and commenced services to its sixth continent. The route will be maintained 3-weekly, departing Istanbul IST on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and continuing its journey from Singapore […]

March 5, 2024 | Latest Route News +

MEL -ASP Bonza

Australia’s fast-growing LCC Bonza commenced operations between Melbourne and Alice Springs on Tuesday 12 December, marking its arrival into Australia’s Red Centre and further expanding its operations in the Northern Territory. The 1,855-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays with the 186-seat 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier competes directly against the […]

January 25, 2024 | Airports, News & Analysis

ICN-MEL

Asiana Airlines introduced seasonal flights between Seoul ICN and Melbourne on Tuesday December 26. The 8,530-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 29 February with the 311-seat A350-900 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition on the route. Flight OZ6033 departs Seoul ICN at 08:00 local time, arriving in Melbourne at 20:30 […]

January 2, 2024 | Latest Route News +

NOU-MEL

Aircalin, the flag carrier of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, introduced flights between its Noumea base and Melbourne on Friday 8 December. It marks the airline’s return to the route after almost four years. The 2,685-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 168-seat A320neo aircraft. The carrier […]

December 13, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Earlier this month, on 3 December, Australian flag-carrier Qantas began 3-weekly service on the 14,440-kilometre route between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth. This brought to 17 the number of non-stop airline services between the US and Australia. Back at the end of October, United had introduced 3-weekly service between San Francisco and Brisbane. Between 2004 and […]