Airservices Australia: Sydney Airport still affected by backlog from strong winds 15-Sep-2017

Airservices Australia media officer Sarah Fulton said Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is “still working on a backlog from yesterday” following strong winds reducing the airport to single runway…..

Turkish Airlines plans Mexico City and Sydney service

Turkish Airlines chairman İlker Aycı stated the carrier plans to expand its presence in Asia and Latin America (Hurriyet Daily News, 15-Sep-2017). Mr Aycı identified Mexico…..

Air New Zealand COO disposes of 20% of his stake in the airline

Air New Zealand announced (14-Sep-2017) COO Bruce Parton disposed of 65,302 shares in the carrier, 20.86% of his total holdings. Mr Parton still holds 247,777 shares…..

NSW Government announces 2018 Incubator Event Fund for rural/regional tourism events

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall announced (05-Sep-2017) organisers of new or second year events in rural and regional NSW, from Jan-2018 to…..

Auckland Airport board unanimously nominates new non-executive director for election

Auckland Airport announced (15-Sep-2017) its board unanimously nominated Julia Hoare to stand for election as an independent non-executive director at its 2017 annual meeting. The board…..

Thomas Cook Group enters strategic alliance with Expedia

Thomas Cook Group entered (14-Sep-2017) a strategic alliance with Expedia. Under the multi-year agreement, Expedia becomes preferred hotel provider for Thomas Cook‘s city and domestic holiday business and…..

Air France-KLM planning to announce new service to Brazil by end of Sep-2017: GM for South America

Air France–KLM GM for South America Jean-Marc Pouchol said the group will announce a new “Europe–Brazil” route by the end of Sep-2017 (Istoe Dinheiro, 14-Sep-2017). He said the Brazilian destination…..

Turkish Airlines to ‘recreate’ AnadoluJet

Turkish Airlines chairman İlker Aycı announced plans to reinvent AnadoluJet (Hurriyet Daily News, 15-Sep-2017). Mr Aycı said: “We will recreate it completely with its colour, image and flight…..

Mauritius and Portugal sign BASA, Air Mauritius to codeshare on Air France services

Mauritius and Portugal signed (14-Sep-2017) a bilateral air services agreement (BASA) on 14-Sep-2017. The main provisions are multiple designation of airlines by each party for up to seven…..

Adria Airways Switzerland considering application to become Star Alliance member

Adria Airways Switzerland CCO Christian Schneider confirmed “we are considering the option of applying” to become a Star Alliance member (Routes Online, 14-Sep-2017). Mr Schneider said become a member would “provide our passengers…..

Fifth freedom services ‘not a profitable way to operate a flight’: Kuwait Airways deputy CEO

Kuwait Airways deputy CEO Kamil Al-Awadhi said the airline suspended fifth freedom services, including Kuwait–Bangkok–Manila and Kuwait-London-New York as it is “not a profitable way to operate a…..