Recorded at CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, 14-15 Sep 2023

Australia’s domestic market going into high gear

With the addition of Rex as a jet operator and the recent launch of Bonza, Australia now has four airline groups operating narrowbody aircraft in the domestic market. New entrants and LCC growth in the Australia market has historically driven down airfares, triggered network expansion and supported smaller destinations and secondary airports. The result has been significant benefits for travellers, often at the expense of airlines’ bottom lines. 

  • How is Australia’s domestic market performing?

  • What impact has new entrants on the market had on the overall competitiveness of the industry?

  • Is there space for airlines like Rex and Bonza to pursue further growth on different routes?

  • With cost of living and inflation a major concern for consumers, will new market entry and lower airfares help to sustain the recovery in leisure Australia?

  • What sort of competitive responses will be seen from incumbents Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia?

Moderator:  Aviation Week, Senior Air Transport Editor, Adrian Schofield


  • 777 Partners, CEO, Manish Raniga
  • Brisbane Airport, Executive General Manager Aviation, Ryan Both
  • Queensland Airports, CCO, Adam Rowe

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