NZ Prime Minister: Motorway eased traffic to Auckland Airport, more time to consider light rail

New Zealand Prime Minister and National Party Leader Bill English stated (08-Aug-2017) the Waterview motorway tunnel “has reduced the travel time” into Auckland Airport “to…..

Jetstar announces nonstop Hobart-Adelaide service

Jetstar announced (07-Aug-2017) a new seasonal direct route for Hobart-Adelaide to operate three times per week from 14-Nov-2017. Jetstar Group CCO Catriona Larritt stated: “Jetstar…..

Virgin Australia launches Perth-Canberra route

Virgin Australia launched (06-Aug-2017) its new Perth-Canberra service which will operate twice weekly during Parliamentary sitting weeks. Virgin Australia GM network management Hope Antzoulatos stated:…..

CASA appoints independent team to review and benchmark fatigue rules

Australia‘s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) appointed (07-Aug-2017) a team of international specialists to conduct an independent review of new fatigue rules. The team will…..

Samoa Airways reveals new branding and logo

Samoa Airways revealed its new branding and logo as it prepares to launch international services (Samoa Observer, 06-Aug-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, Samoa Airways…..

IASC: Update of Virgin Australia applications

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC), via its official website, updated (04-Aug-2017) the status of a variety of applications from Virgin Australia. These include: An…..

A4ANZ to meet with airport reps, govt departments and ministers to discuss airport charges

Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will meet with New Zealand airport representatives, government departments and ministers in late Aug-2017 to discuss increased airport…..

NZ Labour Party pledges Auckland Airport light rail link if elected in Sep-2017

New Zealand Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern pledged (06-Aug-2017) to construct a light rail link from Auckland International Airport to downtown Auckland in the next…..

SkyTrans implements InteliSys reservation and cargo management systems

SkyTrans implemented (04-Aug-2017) InteliSys Aviation Systems‘ ameliaRES and ameliaCARGO airline reservation and cargo management systems. The airline selected InteliSys as its solutions provider earlier in…..

Australian Government could consider more stringent security for domestic flights: reports

Australia‘s Government reportedly plans to consider more stringent security controls on domestic flights, including measures already deployed for international services such as body scans and…..