More than one million Australian tourists have also used the arrangement to fly through Dubai to locations in Emirates network. “The partnership with Emirates has opened up 32 destinations on the Qantas domestic network, making travel to and within Australia easy for visitors and providing tourism operators with new opportunities from international tourists visiting the country,” Mr Hickey said. Qantas has announced new aviation data for regional Australia, as it celebrates the first year of the Qantas and Emirates partnership. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale Qantas and Emirates offer 98 flights per week from Australian capitals to Europe, UK, Middle East and North Africa. The airline figures show that the partnership has brought 5 times more international tourists to Australia’s less populated cities such as Cairns and Hobart than its previous partnership arrangements. Qantas International chief executive, Simon Hickey said that the partnership has justified on its potential by bringing more people to Australia. “The reaction to the partnership has been extremely positive to the point where the highest customer satisfaction ratings across our international network,” Mr Hickey said. Qantas also spent AUD $72 million promoting Australian destinations to overseas markets last year.