A decade of growth: Gulf Carriers 2007 vs. 2017

The gulf carriers have proved an important gateway for Australians travelling to Europe and the UK and assisted boasting tourism to our country. The growth trajectory of each carrier within Australia is impressive by anyone’s standards. According to BITRE, the total outbound tourism from Australia has grown by over 100% in the last decade, and the gulf carriers have met that growth with a 145% increase in capacity. The question remains, is the capacity a result of the increased tourism, or the increased tourism a result of capacity, connections and lower fares? Keep an eye out for next week’s infographic as we explore this question further.