Canberra airport has international status, although it has no scheduled international services. Since CBR
is the capital of Australia it has international status so that visiting heads of state can fly straight into CBR
insted of having to go through SYD
first. Air Force One with George Jr flew into CBR
last year and a few days later the president of China came in.
We did recently have some scheduled international services to Nadi with FJ
, but I heard they were cancelled to to poor loads. The owners of the aiport are trying to coerce the government into letting them take excess traffic from SYD
insted of building a second airport in SYD
. They are also trying to get flights to SIN
but I'm not sure which airline they are trying to get for those flights, since I doubt SQ
would be interested unless the flights are going via another city like ADL
as the loads just wouldn't be there.