Transport in Australia
Two major airlines provide international and regional access to Australia and its environs: Qantas, Australia’s oldest and largest airline, and Virgin Blue, a low-fare carrier. Qantas has recommenced its Airbus A380 services, operating between Australia and the United Kingdom and using the air hubs in Sydney, Singapore and London. Overseas cruises are also a popular way to see Australia. Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean, all offer cruises to Australia across the Pacific. Driving in Australia is a very popular pastime, allowing for fantastic rural, outback and city driving. Coastal highways offer beautiful scenery and the Outback has wide-open spaces for driving. Road conditions may be difficult in less-populated and remote areas. Foreign licenses are valid in Australia for three months, if the license is not in English, then an International Driving Permit must be acquired in the home country of the visitor.