Qantas, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines and Garuda are just a handful of the airlines operating to and from Australia, with some 52 airlines carrying passengers to and from the country. Not only does Australia have two major carriers - Qantas and Virgin Australia - continuously adjusting their networks to cater to Australians' new travel interests, but new international airlines are regularly announcing new or additional routes to the destination. According to the Australian Government's monthly International Airline Activity report, Australian airports are handling 6.7% more holidaymakers compared to the same time last year. With the climb in passengers has also come a slight shift in which airlines carried the most passengers. Click here to view the full list.