New Zealand reports 9.0% decline in international arrivals in Apr-2018

Statistics New Zealand reported (23-May-2018) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Apr-2018. Details include: Total international visitor arrivals: 283,910, -9.0% year-on-year; Oceania: 122,736, -15.0%; Australia: 109,824, -15.9%;…..

Helloworld Travel Limited group GM – corporate and air tickets resigns, prompting executive changes

Helloworld Travel Limited (HLO) announced (23-May-2018) group GM – corporate and air tickets Russell Carstensen tendered his resignation. HLO Group GM – retail and commercial John…..

Serko achieves NDC Level 3 certification for Zeno, in partnership with Qantas

Serko announced (23-May-2018) ‘Zeno’, its next generation technology for travel and expense management, has been granted Level 3 Certification by IATA for native support of New Distribution Capability…..

Qantas and Air France renew codeshare partnership for Australia-France via Asia

Qantas and Air France announced (23-May-2018) they have renewed their codeshare partnership and will offer more options for travel between Australia and France via Asia. Details include: Air France will add its…..

CAPA: ‘Mexico’s aviation industry is facing potentially serious jeopardy if AMLO follows through’

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Latin governments jeopardise aviation growth’, stated (21-May-2018) Mexico‘s aviation industry is facing potentially serious jeopardy if the…..

American Airlines: US-Brazil open skies agreement to pave way for LATAM JV

American Airlines SVP Nate Gatten responded (22-May-2018) to the finalisation of the US–Brazil open skies agreement, stating: “We applaud the US Departments of State and Transportation and the…..

Canada: Transport reform bill to raise foreign ownership limit of Canadian airlines to 49%

Canada Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s transport reform legislation (Bill C-49) passed final votes and is slated to receive royal assent (Bloomberg, 22-May-2018). The bill includes a…..

Air North launches first air service between Canada’s North and Vancouver Island

Air North launched (18-May-2018) twice weekly service connecting Whitehorse, Victoria, and Kelowna with Boeing 737 equipment, effective 18-May-2018. The route marks the first direct air connection between Canada‘s North and Vancouver Island……

Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina sign LoI for cooperation in transportation

Turkey‘s Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, via its official Twitter account, announced (20-May-2018) Minister Ahmet Arslan signed an LoI for cooperation in the…..

Air Corsica board member: Canada represents ‘very interesting’ market opportunity

Air Corsica board member Hervé Pierret said the carrier “continues to reflect on strategic partnerships” to foster route development, including potential ties with Air Transat or Air Canada (TourMag, 22-May-2018). Mr Pierret noted Canada represents…..