Virgin Australia has announced plans to end Melbourne-Hong Kong nonstop flights and reduce its Tigerair Australia and regional fleet by five aircraft.
Qantas has unveiled plans to add a second daily service between Sydney and Tokyo Haneda and switch its Melbourne-Tokyo Narita nonstop flight to the close-in Tokyo airport.
Singapore Airlines says it will replace the Boeing 777-200 for the Airbus A350-900 on the Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington route from November 1 2019.
Nonstop flights between Melbourne and Kununurra will begin in May 2020 with the launch of a trial service operated by Alliance Airlines under a codeshare arrangement with Virgin Australia.
Qantas plans to offer a seasonal nonstop service between Melbourne and Queenstown between June and August 2019 with Boeing 737-800s.