Krakow Airport to invest EUR235m through 2036, aiming for 12m pax p/a

Krakow Airport announced (26-Oct-2017) plans to invest around PLN1 billion (EUR235 million) through 2036 to support capacity growth to handle 12 million passengers p/a. Krakow Airport forecast the…..

Government not planning to sell SAA: Finance Minister

South Africa‘s Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba said the Government intends to retain ownership of South African Airways (SAA) (Business Report Online, 26-Oct-2017). Mr Gigaba stated: “SAA has…..

Qantas Group Q1FY2018 revenue up 5%, on strong domestic growth

Qantas Group released (26-Oct-2017) preliminary trading data for Q1FY2018: Group revenue: AUD4190 million, +5.1% year-on-year; Group revenue per ASK: +3.1%; Group Domestic revenue per ASK (comprising Qantas…..

Qantas Group domestic RASK up 8%, as resource market stabilises and capacity management continues

Qantas Group reported (26-Oct-2017) the domestic demand environment improved during Q1FY2018 due to stabilisation of conditions in the resources market and the impact in the prior year…..

Qantas buys-back USD115.5m of shares up to 23-Oct-2017

Qantas provided (26-Oct-2017) an update on its share buy-back scheme. On 25-Aug-2017, the carrier announced it would buy-back up to AUD373 million (USD287.2 million ) of…..

Nepal preparing ASA proposal with Australia

Nepal‘s Civil Aviation Ministry undersecretary Pramod Nepal said Nepal is preparing a proposal regarding an ASA with Australia, covering seven weekly services with any type of…..

ACCC aviation industry activities and enforcement for 2016-17

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reported the following aviation sector activities for FY2016-17: Australian High Court found in Jun-2017 that price fixing agreements between Air New…..

Solomon Islands and the UAE sign visa free travel MoU

Solomon Islands and the UAE signed a visa free access wavier MoU, permitting nationals from each country to visit the other without a visa (Radio New Zealand, 24-Oct-2017).

Deutsche Lufthansa: Group network airlines all post EBIT improvements in first nine months of 2017

Deutsche Lufthansa AG reported (25-Oct-2017) the group’s network airlines generated total revenues of EUR17.7 billion for the first nine months of 2017, an increase of EUR1.1…..

Emirates to create ‘Aviation X-Lab’ in Dubai

Emirates announced (26-Oct-2017) plans to create the ‘Aviation X-Lab’ at ‘Area 2071’ in Dubai in cooperation with “a consortium of industry partners”. The facility will host…..

Air Transat increases trans Atlantic schedule with addition of A330 aircraft

Air Transat announced (25-Oct-2017) plans to expand the summer 2018 schedule to France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Israel, citing the addition of an A330 aircraft to its fleet. The carrier will offer…..