Air New Zealand extends Sunshine Coast-Auckland service

Sunshine Coast Airport announced (16-Oct-2019) Air New Zealand plans to extend Sunshine Coast-Auckland service for an additional 10 weeks, effective 12-Apr-2020 to Jun-2020. The extended season…..

Samoa Government plans to continue Ti’avea Airport construction

Samoa‘s Government reported plans to continue the USD5 million construction of an emergency airport located in Ti’avea on Upolu Island (Samoa Observer/RNZ, 14/16-Oct-2019). The airport…..

Air Vanuatu sees value in cooperating with South Pacific airlines

Air Vanuatu CEO Derek Nice, speaking at the CAPA New Zealand Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit, stated (17-Oct-2019) there is “certainly” a lot of value…..

United EVP and CCO reports ‘disconnect’ between strong travel demand and economic outlook

United Airlines EVP and CCO Andrew Nocella said travel demand does not reflect the negative economic outlook (Bloomberg, 16-Oct-2019). Mr Nocella commented: “I’ve never seen a…..

Ecuador tourism federation: ‘Ecuador’s tourism is mortally wounded’

Ecuador‘s federation of tourism chambers (Fenacaptur) president Holbach Muñetón commented on the socio-political crisis which Ecuador is facing, stating that the situation is “despairing” where Ecuador is “living through…..

Bitstop installs Bitcoin ATM at Miami International Airport

Bitstop installed (15-Oct-2019) a Bitcoin ATM at Miami International Airport. The Bitcoin ATM is located in concourse G near gate 16. [more – original PR]

Hyatt Place opens at Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport

Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened (16-Oct-2019) a 116 room Hyatt Place hotel at Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport, marking the second Hyatt hotel opening in Aruba and fourth Hyatt Place…..

Flybe to rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020

Flybe announced (15-Oct-2019) plans to rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020. Connect Airways CEO Mark Anderson commented: “We will remain true to our heritage and reason for being,…..

Air Arabia and Etihad Airways to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi low cost carrier

Air Arabia signed (16-Oct-2019) an agreement with Etihad Airways to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the first LCC to be based in Abu Dhabi. Under the agreement, Etihad and Air Arabia will establish an independent…..

Flughafenverband ADV: Germany increase in aviation taxes is a ‘heavy burden’ for the industry

German Airport Association (Flughafenverband ADV) issued (16-Oct-2019) a response to the decision of the German Federal Cabinet to increase aviation taxes to up to EUR59 per…..

JAL unveils third Boeing 787-8 configuration

Japan Airlines (JAL) unveiled a recently delivered Boeing 787-8 (JA846J) with a third 787-8 configuration for JAL, which will be deployed on domestic services to…..