Flight - Melbourne is served by almost 40
International airlines and over 5 regional internal
airlines. This makes getting a flight to and from
Melbourne easy and it can be done over the Internet.
Many major international airlines serve Melbourne
and there are also a number internal airlines so the
competition is strong and it is possible to get discounts
and deals by checking out a number of sites.
You need a visa or Electronic Travel Authority
(ETA) if you want to travel to Australia
and this has to be obtained before you travel. So
check the visa requirements, before making any plans
or reservation. Except travellers with Australian
or New Zealand passports, anyone who want to enter
Australia need to have a valid passport and a visa
or ETA. Visa or ETA can be applied via the Internet
or alternatively you can apply for a visa through
an Australian Visa Office, or any local travel agent.
International Air Flights
Melbourne is a major gateway for the states of Victoria for international airlines that link travellers from the New Zealand, USA, Asian and European ports. Closed to 40 international airlines fly into Melbourne International Airport from Asia, Europe, and North America such as Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai International, Malaysia Airlines, and Cathay Pacific etc. From North America, flights are likely to go direct to Sydney and connect onto one of the several flights on Qantas to other parts of Australia. From New Zealand, there is a range of flight from Auckland to Melbourne which takes approximately about three and half hours.
Domestic Air Flights
Two main carriers that fly to Melbourne from major
Australian cities are Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue.
In recent years the competition has greatly increased
and with the two low fares airlines battling it out,
airfares have come down. Booking can be done thru
the Internet. There are also other regional airlines
within each state in Australia that offer competitive