05 October 2009
Australian tourist numbers to be boosted
The number of tourists visiting Australia looks to be boosted with a daily service of the Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft into Melbourne.
Daily flights by the so-called “superjumbo” into Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, commenced on September 30, making Australia the only country in the world to host the Singapore Airlines A380 in two cities.
Sydney was the world's first A380 destination in October 2007, and less than two years later the Singapore Airlines A380 has carried nearly 2 million customers on more than 4,000 flights.
Singapore Airlines currently operates 21 weekly flights between Singapore and Melbourne, including the new daily A380 service, as well as connecting flights to and from the UK and Europe.
Visitors to Australia will need to have an Australian travel visa. The most popular of these Australian visas is the ETA visa, which allows the holder to spend up to three months in Australia for tourism purposes.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their Australia visa applications.