Air Travel To Australia Receives Major Boost

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This follows a decision by the Belgian and Australian government to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on air travel.

Australian Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, said both nation’s airlines will  be able to offer up to seven passenger flights a week to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, unlimited capacity for all services to and from other Australian airports, and up to seven weekly cargo flights between the two countries without limits on route or traffic rights.

“The opportunity for additional cargo flights will improve the flow of high-value commodities between Australia and Belgium,” said Albanese. “In addition, the passenger airlines of both nations will be able to enter into marketing arrangements with other airlines, providing a further opportunity for airlines to participate in the steady growing market.”

Flights to Australia are expected to use Brussels National airport with the rest of Belgium being served by internal flights to the Belgian capital if needed. For the moment travellers tend to use Heathrow or Frankfurt for flights to the Antipodes.