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Which Airlines Are Flying into Australia in 2022?

*Read our updated list of airlines flying to Australia in 2023 here.

International students from all over the globe are flying to Australia. In fact, total arrivals in Australia in January 2022 reached 265,190 – a monthly increase of 69,420 trips!

Whether you’re an international student arriving for the first time or a returning student, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of air travel, particularly amid COVID-19. In this guide, we answer all your key questions about flight statuses in Australia.

How many flights are coming into Australia? Where are they coming from?

Since Australia’s border reopening, there has been an enormous influx of people travelling into the country. In January 2022 there were 28,030 international student arrivals to Australia, an increase of 27,670 students compared with the same month in 2021.

As such, the number of flights has increased in alignment with Australia reopening its borders.

Flights are running from various regions, including Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa.

Which airlines are operating?

Several airlines are running international flights into and out of Australia, giving you plenty of flight options to choose from.

Some of these airlines include:

You can consult any of these providers’ websites for more information on flights available from your area.

How much are the flights?

The cost of your flight will depend on a variety of factors, including where you are travelling from, with which airline and the time of year. It will also depend on whether you are booking a one-way flight or a round-trip.

Flight prices are also affected by demand. As a general rule, the higher the demand, the higher the price. Given that Australia’s border has only been reopened a short while and more people are now able to travel, along with rising oil prices, flight prices are definitely higher than average. However, with some research and dedication, it is possible to find affordable airfare. As a starting point, check out some of our tips for finding the cheapest flights.

What safety measures do I need to follow on flights?

While the exact safety measures may differ slightly between airlines and countries, there are a few general guidelines to follow. Namely, you will most likely be required to wear a mask for the duration of your time in the airport and on the flight (except while eating or drinking). It’s also recommended that you bring hand sanitiser to prevent the spread of germs. 

Learn more about travelling safely amid COVID-19 via SmartTraveller