Qantas Loyalty and former Jetstar CEO resigns from Qantas Group

Qantas Group announced (14-Dec-2017) Qantas Loyalty CEO Jayne Hrdlicka resigned from the group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as group executive of strategy and technology before…..

Jetstar to resume Wellington-Queenstown service in 2018

Jetstar announced (13-Dec-2017) it will commence three times weekly Wellington-Queenstown service with A320 equipment on 27-Mar-2018. The carrier last operated the route in 2013 and is…..

JetGo and City of Karratha to enter agreement for Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore scheduled service

City of Karratha decided (12-Dec-2017) to enter an agreement with Jetgo Australia for twice weekly Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore service. Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the new service could commence by mid…..

United Airlines to launch Tahiti service in late 2018

United Airlines announced (13-Dec-2017) plans to launch three times weekly San Francisco-Papeete service on 30-Oct-2018 with Boeing 787 aircraft, subject to government approval. The carrier will operate the route…..

Statistics NZ: Tourism expenditure up 1.9% to Mar-2017, international spending down 0.9%

Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ) released (13-Dec-2017) the following key data estimates for the year ended Mar-2017: Total tourism expenditure was NZD36 billion (USD25.3 billion), an…..

Qantas Group represented 0.7% of Australian GDP in FY2017

Qantas Group reported (Dec-2017) its contribution to the Australian economy, as calculated by Deloitte Access Economics, totalled AUD11.6 billion (USD8.9 billion) in FY2017. According to the…..

NIKI files for insolvency, grounds operations

Germany‘s Bundesregierung (Federal Government) announced (13-Dec-2017) the grounding of NIKI and commencement of insolvency proceedings at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg. Bundesregierung stated: “We very much regret the…..

ARC/Expedia: Intra-Asia traveller volumes driving international arrivals

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and Expedia, via their joint ‘2018 Air Travel Outlook Report’ released (12-Dec-2017), the following insights into international economy and premium passenger flows to…..

European Commission approves easyJet’s acquisition of airberlin parts with no conditions

European Commission unconditionally approved (12-Dec-2017) the proposed acquisition of certain assets of airberlin by easyJet. The Commission concluded the transaction would not adversely affect competition in the EUSingle Market. Commissioner for…..

Wirecard gains Travelstart as customer for digital payments

Wirecard stated (13-Dec-2017) it is facilitating credit card acceptance for Africa‘s largest online travel agent Travelstart, enabling Travelstart customers to use their credit cards to pay online for…..