Virgin Australia: Australia’s carriers offer a ‘ladder of different products and services’

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti said while a duopoly exists in the Australian domestic, it is different from “the duopoly of the old Ansett and TAA…..

Traffic between Brisbane and NSW surpasses regional Queensland for the first time since FY2011

Brisbane Airport noted (18-Aug-2017) traffic volume on New South Wales destinations reached 5.39 million passengers during FY2017, surpassing traffic volume to regional Queensland market for the first…..

Tourism Tasmania on track to meet goal of 1.5m visitors p/a by 2020

Tourism Tasmania reported (17-Aug-2017) it is “totally committed” to its T21 partnership with the Tasmanian tourism industry and the goals developed for the partnership. Tourism Tasmania…..

Air New Zealand: Nearly 75% of fuel hedged for FY2018, USD6.5m hedge loss forecast

Air New Zealand released (18-Aug-2017) its fuel hedge disclosure, as at 15-Aug-2017: Q1FY2018: 1,695,000 barrels, 75% of total volume, USD2,950,573 forecast hedge loss; Q2FY2018: 1,737,500, 78%, USD3,891,010…..

Tourism Tasmania: Jetstar sells more than 5000 seats on new Adelaide-Hobart service within 12 hours

Tourism Tasmania reported (17-Aug-2017) Jetstar Airways took more than 5000 bookings for its new Adelaide-Hobart service within 12 hours of seats going on sale. The new service is expected…..

Spirit of Tasmania ferry traffic up 31% over FY2016/2017

Tourism Tasmania reported (17-Aug-2017) TT-Line, the operator of the Spirit of Tasmania ferries between Melbourne and Devonport, handled 433,925 for the 12 months to 30-Jun-2017, an increase…..

Australian BITRE fare index shows falls in business and discount fares in Aug-2017

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported the following domestic airfares indexes for Aug-2017, based on its monthly survey of airline internet booking sites…..

Samoan PM confirms plan for Samoa Airways to lease Boeing 737 from Icelandair Group

Samoa‘s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi stated Samoa Airways will lease a Boeing 737 from Icelandair Group by Nov-2017, allowing the carrier to resume international service ( Secretary, 17-Aug-2017). Mr…..

PNG Air offers three times weekly mining charter to Lihir Island from Port Moresby and Cairns

PNG Air, via its official Facebook page, commenced (Aug-2017) providing international charter services for Newcrest Mining, operating Lihir Island-Port Moresby-Cairns service from 31-Jul-2017 with an ATR 72, as…..

Tourism Australia: Most Australians underestimate value of tourism to the country

Tourism Australia released (Aug-2017) its ‘Mood of the Nation’ report on Australian attitudes towards tourism. Key findings include: 75% of Australians underestimate the value of tourism…..