Qantas urges passengers to arrive two hours early due to new security measures

Qantas, via its official website, confirmed (30-Jul-2017) additional security screening at Australian domestic and international airports by the Australian Government may impact services. Qantas recommended passengers arrive…..

Qantas to phase out potentially toxic firefighting foam

Qantas confirmed it will stop using potentially toxic firefighting foam in Australia after a spill in the Brisbane River in April-2017 (ABC, 28-Jul-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, on…..

Air New Zealand releases investor update for Jun-2017

Air New Zealand released (31-Jul-2017) its Monthly Investor Update for Jun-2017 as follows: Passengers: 1,357,000, +8.3% year-on-year; Short haul: +9.3%; Domestic: +9.4%; Tasman/Pacific: +9.2%; Long haul:…..

A4ANZ appoints inaugural CEO

Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) appointed (28-Jul-2017) Alison Roberts as inaugural CEO. A4ANZ chair Graeme Samuel AC welcomed Dr Roberts to the role and stated: “Alison is…..

Rex launches three times weekly Adelaide-Port Augusta service

Regional Express (Rex) announced (26-Jul-2017) plans to launch three times weekly Adelaide-Port Augusta services from 11-Sep-2017. Rex will utilise Saab 340 equipment on the route and operate on…..

SIA to add Adelaide, Christchurch, Paris, Sapporo and Sydney services for winter 2017/18

Singapore Airlines announced (27-Jul-2017) plans to operate seasonal Sapporo service from 02-Dec-2017 to 06-Jan-2018. The airline will also increase Paris frequency from seven to 10 times…..

Sydney Airport welcomes Qantas plans for Sydney-Osaka service

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport welcomed (27-Jul-2017) Qantas Airways‘ plans to launch seasonal three times weekly Sydney-Osaka service with A330 aircraft from 14-Dec-2017 to 24-Mar-2018. Sydney Airport stated the route “will…..

Australian Government awards Vision-Box new biometric airport technology contract

Australia‘s Government awarded (27-Jul-2017) Vision-Box an AUD22.5 million (USD17.9 million), three year contract to deliver upgraded biometric technology in Australian international airports, to be used by the Australian…..

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…..