Australia now in the top ten countries by seat capacity to China

As Chinese tourist numbers surge and Australia prepares for China to become its largest inbound market the aviation market has responded with capacity increases. For the first time Australia has featured in the top ten countries by seats, coming in at number ten with 2.1 million in 2017. The United States is the only other country which features in the list that is outside of Asia. Thailand, Japan and South Korea top the list, while the following airlines represent the top yearly seats on Australia-China routes: China Southern Airlines, 768,390; China Eastern Airlines, 463,255; Air China, 306,639; Qantas Airways, 187,074; and Hainan Airlines, 112,349.