Sunwing Travel Group reports five year growth rate of 156%

Sunwing Travel Group reported (18-Jan-2018) a five year growth rate of 156%, most of which president and CEO Stephen Hunter attributed to the “innovation and value we’ve been able…..

Qantas to launch Melbourne–San Francisco service on 01-Sep-2018, bookings open

Qantas opened (19-Jan-2018) reservation for proposed Melbourne-San Francisco service, scheduled for launch on 01-Sep-2018. The service will be operated with new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on a four times…..

United Airlines launches Houston-Sydney service

Sydney Airport, via its official Twitter account, confirmed (19-Jan-2018) the launch by United Airlines of daily Houston-Sydney service on 19-Jan-2018. Service operates with Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Fijian Employment Tribunal rules to end Nadi Airport workers dispute

Fiji‘s Employment Tribunal ruled to end a lockout of up to 200 Air Terminal Services (ATS) employees at Nadi Airport, allowing them to return to work on 22-Jan-2018…..

Australian travellers to New Zealand exceed 1.4m in 12 months ended Nov-2017

Australian Bureau of Statistics reported New Zealand topped the list of destinations travelled to by Australian tourists, with more than 1.4 million in 12 months ended Nov-2017 (ABC…..

Sydney Airport CEO welcomes expanded A380 operations and frequency increases

Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert commented (19-Jan-2018) on the airport‘s record 43.3 million passengers handled in 2017, stating: “Our strong growth has been underpinned by capacity…..

Tourism Australia: Market benefitting from strong aviation capacity and competitive airfares

Tourism Australia MD John O’Sullivan stated he was pleased with the 6.9% increase in overseas arrival and departures in the 12 months to Nov-2017, stating: “This…..

British Airways interested in new A380 aircraft

British Airways is reportedly in discussions with Airbus to purchase new A380 aircraft (Bloomberg, 20-Jan-2018). The carrier currently operates 12 A380 aircraft and previously expressed interest in acquiring…..

Cathay Pacific to launch Hong Kong-Cape Town service before the end of 2018: reports

Cathay Pacific reportedly plans to launch Hong Kong–Cape Townservice before the end of 2018 (South China Morning Post, 22-Jan-2018). The year round service will provide Cape Town with its…..

Cobalt Air transitions to Sabre passenger reservations system

Cobalt Air completed (18-Jan-2018) the transition to Sabre‘s passenger reservations system. The technology is set to help generate a substantial increase in additional revenues for the airline…..

Iberia to launch San Francisco and Managua services

Iberia announced (18-Jan-2018) plans to launch three times weekly Madrid-San Francisco seasonal service, effective 25-Apr-2018 to 28-Sep-2018. In addition, the carrier will launch three times weekly Madrid-Managua service,…..