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10 busiest airlines flying to/from Australia

10 busiest airlines flying to/from Australia | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

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.

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Sacrificing free coffee and peanuts for on-board wifi

Sacrificing free coffee and peanuts for on-board wifi | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

In a similar vein as guests are apparently now willing to swap some hotel amenities for free Wi-Fi, air passengers are also willing to trade items to get connected. SITA recently pulled together data collected from its OnAir platform, to get a better sense of what people are doing when using Wi-Fi facilities on a flight. There are currently more than 20 airlines offering free Wi-Fi (including Emirates), with some predicting this will increase massively in the years to come as it becomes a competitive element against other carriers. But are passengers spending their time on-board mostly browsing the web and checking their email, or perhaps posting videos onto YouTube? The infographic above captures some of the study's results.

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Top 10 airlines according to Skytrax

Top 10 airlines according to Skytrax | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards have named the world's top airlines. The awards were decided by 18.9 million passengers in 110 countries worldwide, with the judging based on everything from the quality of their food and the comfort of their seats to the friendliness of their cabin crew. No official top 10 order has been announced, but according to CNN, the top include:


  • ANA
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Emirates
  • Etihad Airways
  • EVA
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines


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