Virgin Australia introduces Perth-Canberra service during Parliamentary sitting weeks

Virgin Australia announced (20-Apr-2017) it will introduce twice weekly Perth-Canberra service during Parliamentary sitting weeks to cater for increased demand. The new service will be operated by Boeing 737 aircraft,…..

Cobham wins FIFO contract with OZ Minerals

Cobham Aviation Services announced (20-Apr-2017) it has been awarded a two year contract by Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, to provide fly-in, fly-out services between Adelaide, Port…..

Queensland prawn farmers request compensation from Qantas due to toxic foam

Queensland prawn farmers are requesting compensation from Qantas due to toxic firefighting foam which leaked from its hangar into the Brisbane River limiting the available area for the trawlers to operate…..

Auckland Airport GM airport development & delivery ceases participation in long term incentive plan

Auckland International Airport announced (20-Apr-2017) GM airport development & delivery Graham Vincent Matthews disposed of 21,084 Auckland Airport shares. The disposal was due to Mr Matthews…..

Christchurch Airport partners Alibaba to boost micro trading in New Zealand

Christchurch International Airport signed (21-Apr-2017) a MoU with Alibaba to boost micro trading for small and regional businesses in New Zealand with Chinese visitors before, during and after…..

South Australia Tourism: Santos Tour Down Under

South Australia Tourism released (20-Apr-2017) data related to the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under. Key findings of the 2017 report include: AUD56.5 million (USD42.5 million) in…..

Jetstar: Growth across Asia with technology the focus

Jetstar CIO Claudine Ogilvie discussed the carrier’s key innovations for 3Q2017 stating: “Jetstar is focusing our innovation on growth across Asia with technology as a leader and enabler to…..

NSW Indigenous tourism sector experiences 50% increase in participation rates

Destination NSW announced (24-Mar-2017) the NSW Indigenous tourism sector has experienced a 50% increase in participation rates. The announcement coincides with the launch of six new…..

Australia Trade and Tourism Minister meets with JTB, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways

Tourism Australia, via its weekly newsletter, stated (19-Apr-2017) Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo MP is leading a business delegation to Japan during…..

Qantas to increase change fees by up to 45%

Qantas announced change fees would be increasing by up to 45% from 28-Apr-2017 (finder.com.au, 19-Apr-2017). The new fees apply for all classes and booking types depending on the route…..

Virgin Australia introduces vision impaired user interface for IFE

Virgin Australia announced (19-Apr-2017) the introduction of a new in-flight entertainment (IFE) user interface for passengers who are blind or have low vision. Developed by globally recognised…..