Tourism Australia wraps up 38th annual Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney

Tourism Australia concluded (19-May-2017) the 38th annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney. The event welcomed more than 2500 delegates, including 800 travel wholesalers and…..

Economy X now on Virgin Australia’s entire fleet

Virgin Australia launched (21-May-2017) its new premium economy service, Economy X across its entire fleet. Economy X includes the following features: A minimum of three inches (7.62cm)…..

Air Tahiti resumes service across French Polynesia following firefighter strike

Air Tahiti announced it was resuming services across French Polynesia as a protocol had been signed to end part of the dispute between the civil aviation authorities…..

Air Tahiti Nui to increase Papeete-Tokyo Narita frequency to three times weekly

Air Tahiti Nui plans to increase Papeete-Tokyo Narita service to three times weekly in 1Q2018 (Routes Online, 19-May-2017). The seasonal additional frequency will operate from…..

NZALPA calls for tighter regulations for RPAS/drone operation

New Zealand Air Line Pilot’s Association (NZALPA) urged (19-May-2017) the Civil Aviation Authority (NZ) to review and tighten regulation for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in…..

CAPA executive chairman Peter Harbison: Qantas is a very different airline from a decade ago

CAPA – Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison commented (19-May-2017) on Qantas‘ share price improvements highlighting that Qantas is a very different airline from a decade…..

Virgin Australia Group releases Q3FY2017 trading update

Virgin Australia Group announced (18-May-2017) its Q3FY2017 trading update. Performance was impacted by costs associated with the Group’s fleet simplification programme, the adverse effect of foreign…..

ACCC grants authorisation to Virgin Australia and Alliance Airlines

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced (18-May-2017) it granted authorisation to a Charter Alliance Agreement between Virgin Australia, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and Alliance Aviation…..

Qantas introduces digital boarding passes for international services

Qantas announced (19-May-2017) the introduction of mobile check in and digital boarding passes for customers travelling between Australia and New Zealand. The new technology allows eligible customers to…..

Virgin Australia Group announces Q3FY2017 update on Better Business programme and fleet

Virgin Australia Group announced (18-May-2017) its Q3FY2017 update on the Better Business programme and fleet simplification. Key highlights from the update include: Virgin Australia remains on…..

Virgin Australia improves net debt position

Virgin Australia Group announced (18-May-2017) its Q3FY2017 trading update highlighting a reduction in debt. During Q3FY2017, the Virgin Australia Group’s debt was reduced by more than…..