Memphis International Airport to increase Uber and Lyft fees

Memphis International Airport plans to increase the Uber and Lyft pick up and drop off charge to USD2.00, effective 01-Mar-2018 (USA Today, 22-Feb-2018). The increase is expected…..

TAME’s restructuring commences to show results

TAME announced (21-Feb-2018) the carrier has been undertaking a restructuring process, since Oct-2017, “achieving positive results”. The carrier has six operational aircraft and increased sales by…..

interCaribbean launches Tortola-Dominica-Saint Lucia service

interCaribbean Airways announced (22-Feb-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Beef Island–Dominica–Saint Lucia service, effective 22-Mar-2018. According to OAG, Air Sunshine operates the Beef Island-Dominica leg, while interCaribbean will be the sole…..

New speaker additions for CAPA Canberra Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

CAPA – Centre for Aviation confirmed (23-Feb-2018) GoldSpring Consulting regional director – APAC Catherine Craig and Mike Orchard Consulting director Mike Orchard as new speaker additions for the CAPA Canberra Aviation…..

Australia’s BITRE reports domestic on time performance in 2017

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (23-Feb-2018) the overall domestic on time performance for participating airlines for 2017. Details include: On-time departures: 82.7%;…..

Fiji Link opens VIP lounge at Nadi Airport

Fiji Link opened (25-Feb-2018) a new VIP Lounge at Nadi International Airport. The facility – known as the ‘The Flying Fijian Club’ – is a by-invitation-only lounge…..

Queensland and Nevada announce ‘Sister State’ MoU

Queensland and the US state of Nevada signed a five year Sister State MoU, intended to encourage joint cooperation across a number of industries including tourism and trade ties. This…..

IASC grants Virgin Australian additional capacity for services to Fiji

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC) issued (23-Feb-2018) a determination to Virgin Australia, allocating the carrier capacity of 242 seats per week in each direction between Australia and Fiji……

Qantas renews capacity allocation of 1260 seats per week to Indonesia

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC) issued (23-Feb-2018) a determination to Qantas, allocating the carrier capacity of 1260 seats per week in each direction between Australia and Indonesia. The allocation is…..

Main driver of Air France-KLM’s operating profit improvement is network segment

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled: ‘Air France-KLMmargin trails airline rivals – and Air France lags its successful KLM partner’, stated (24-Feb-2018) the main driver of Air France-KLM’s operating profit…..

Qatar Airways ‘very interested’ in Boom supersonic aircraft: CEO

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said the airline is “very interested in supersonic flight” (, 25-Feb-2018). Regarding the supersonic aircraft under development by Boom Technology, Mr…..