Icelandair: Double banking to North America will ‘improve utilisation of aircraft’

Icelandair CFO Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson stated the double banking of flights to North America “will improve utilisation of aircraft and people, create more flexibility and give more resilience…..

EU strengthens visa code regulations to improve access for travellers

EU updated (20-Feb-2019) visa code regulations to improve conditions for travellers and increase the tools available to respond to the challenges posed by illegal migration. New rules will provide faster…..

Sydney Airport: 2018 revenue driven by international pax, retail and property business

Sydney Airport reported (21-Feb-2019) the following highlights for its four business areas for 2018: Overall: Revenue up 6.8% year-on-year, primarily driven by international passengers and…..

BITRE: QantasLink tops domestic OTP in Jan-2019, Tigerair Australia lowest with 9% cancellation rate

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Feb-2019) overall domestic on time performance for Jan-2019. Details include: On time departures: 84.7%; QantasLink:…..

Rex increases Queensland flood relief pledge

Regional Express (Rex) increased (21-Feb-2019) its pledge towards flood relief in Northern Queensland to AUD1.5 million (USD1.1 million). The fund will be available for all relief efforts arising…..

New Zealand visitor spend growth outpacing visitor arrival growth by 150% p/a

New Zealand‘s Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment reported (21-Feb-2019) the growth in visitor spend is outpacing visitor arrival increases by 150% p/a. Total international visitor spend increased…..

ARC: Average US round trip ticket price up USD17 in Jan-2019

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) announced (19-Feb-2019) the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US based travel agencies was nearly USD8.7 billion in Jan-2019, up 3.2% year-on-year……

LATAM points to fuel taxes, labour costs and airport infrastructure as major issues in Brazil

LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto, via LATAM Airlines‘ inflight magazine, Vamos, stated (Feb-2019) “As an airline group, we are committed to Brazil and we recognise its enormous potential…..

American Express to introduce restrictions to Platinum Card members Centurion lounge access

American Express introduced a restriction limiting its Platinum Card members to visiting Centurion lounges within three hours of their departing service (Business Traveller, 19-Feb-2019).

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism: There are many potential markets which remain unserved in Bahamas

Bahamas‘ Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar stated (14-Feb-2019) that need for a national carrier such as Bahamasair, is “even greater today, than it has…..