Australia’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has released figures showing strong growth in international air travel into and out of the country. Melbourne saw highest growth with a 7.8% hike in year ending April 2018 versus the same period the previous year. The southern Australian city accounted for 26.4% of all international air traffic. Sydney, with a rise of 6% y/y accounts for 40.5% of all traffic. Brisbane is in third place with 14.5% of international traffic.