Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) is the primary airport serving Sydney and New South Wales. Dozens of airlines fly from the airport, which serves as a hub for Qantas and a mini-hub for Jetstar Airways, Regional Express Airlines, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia. Travelers can fly non-stop from Sydney to 46 cities in Australia and 43 international destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
The next closest airport with significant commercial service is Newcastle Airport (NTL), located about 180 km (100 miles) northeast of Sydney. Jetstar, QantasLink, Regional Express and Virgin Australia offer a limited number of flights to destinations including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Several low-cost carriers fly from Sydney Airport. Those include AirAsia X, Jetstar, Scoot and Tigerair. These airlines offer flights to both domestic and international destinations, including Auckland, Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Perth. Travelers searching for inexpensive flights should ensure that their searches includes these airlines.
Melbourne is the most popular destination for domestic travelers. From Sydney Airport, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia offer non-stop flights to Melbourne. Other domestic destinations for Sydney travelers: Brisbane and Perth, both of which are also served by Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia.
Among the most popular international destinations: Auckland; Bangkok, Denpasar, Dubai, Phuket and Singapore (in Asia); Honolulu and Los Angeles (in North America); and London (in Europe).