Top 10 busiest airports in Australia

What are the largest / busiest airports in Australia?

Flying is popular in the continent of Australia. The busiest airports are close to Sydney and Melbourne. The top 5 largest airports are equal to the top 5 largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide). In Oceania, there are five other major airports, namely Auckland Airport, Christchurch Airport, Wellington Airport, Queenstown Airport (New Zealand) and Fiji Nadi Airport (Fiji).

Top 10 largest / busiest airports in Australia, 2017

Position Airport Total passengers
1 Sydney Airport 43.329.917
2 Melbourne Airport 35.559.378
3 Brisbane Airport 22.949.267
4 Perth Airport 12.381.495
5 Adelaide Airport 8.111.934
6 Gold Coast Airport 6.479.083
7 Cairns Airport 4.940.484
8 Canberra Airport 3.105.775
9 Hobart Airport 2.510.343
10 Darwin Airport 2.076.855

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