Asian airlines bulk up capacity to meet demand for Aussie holidays | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

A massive injection of capacity on Asian air routes will open the floodgates to more international visitors down under. From this month, thousands of extra seats will become available as a result of new or additional services to Japan, China, the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong. Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney are the biggest winners from the capacity surge which will see airlines such as Hong Kong, Xiamen and All Nippon Airways make their debut or return to the Australian market. Another nine airlines are adding new services or more seats to predominantly Asian routes, including Philippine Airlines, Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Scoot, Silk Air, AirAsia X, Qantas and Jetstar. By early next year, an additional 12,000 seats a week will be available between Australia and Chinese destinations, and another 6000+ between Australia and Singapore. Find out more.