Adelaide Airport to welcome Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 service

Adelaide Airport, via its official Instagram, announced (27-Jul-2017) an Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 will arrive at the airport for the first time on 28-Jul-2017. As previously reported…..

Qantas announces seasonal service to Osaka as Japan travel booms

Qantas announced (27-Jul-2017) it will launch nonstop seasonal Sydney-Osaka service in response to demand for travel between Australia and Japan. The service will operate between 14-Dec-2017 and 24-Mar-2018, three times weekly…..

Australia to invest USD18m to install 105 SmartGates at border points

Australia Minister for Immigration & Border Protection Peter Dutton, retweeted (27-Jul-2017) reports that the government will invest AUD22.5 million (USD18 million) over the next three years…..

Adelaide Parafield Airport releases draft master plan for public consultation

Adelaide Parafield Airport launched public consultation for its draft master plan on 24-Jul-2017 (AAP, 26-Jul-2017). The airport is estimated to support 1100 jobs on-site and 261…..

Papua New Guinea police urge political protestors to end strike at Mount Hagen Kagamuga Airport

Papua New Guinea (PNG) police urged political protestors to end the blockade at Mount Hagen Kagamuga Airport (Radio NZ, 27-Jul-2017. PNG police commissioner Gary Baki stated the police “are…..

Tourism NZ global media coverage worth USD145m

Tourism NZ released (25-Jul-2017) results of its global media coverage, estimating a worth of NZD227 million (USD145 million) in FY2017. Tourism NZ director of trade, PR and…..

Tourism Queensland: Queensland partners with Flight Centre to market state around the world

Flight Centre Travel Group and Queensland Government announced (25-Jul-2017) a new agreement to market the state around the world. Queensland Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones stated: “The AUD6…..

Virgin Australia receives 76th Boeing 737-800

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (25-Jul-2017) Virgin Australia received a new Boeing 737-800 (VH-YFY; serial number 41016), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The carrier operates 76 aircraft of the…..

Rockhampton Airport plans to commence international test flights from 2018

Rockhampton Region mayor Margaret Strelow proposed launching international test flights at Rockhampton Airport over six months from early 2018 (The Morning Bulletin, 25-Jul-2017). Rockhampton Councillor Neil…..

WA Government announces public hearing into regional airfares in WA

WA Government Economics and Industry Standing Committee announced a public hearing into regional airfares in WA will be held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 31-Aug-2017 (The West Australian, 25-Jul-2017). The hearing will…..