Qantas: New codeshare services with Alaska Airlines and reciprocal lounge agreement

Qantas and Alaska Airlines announced (20-Jun-2017) an enhanced partnership agreement with new codeshare services and reciprocal lounge access for eligible customers. From 26-Jun-2017, Qantas will add…..

Brisbane Airport international traffic grows 11% in May-2017

Brisbane Airport media and corporate communications manager Leonie Vandeven revealed (20-Jun-2017) the airport recorded 11% year-on-year growth for international traffic in May-2017, its second consecutive month of…..

AirAsia X may resume Adelaide service, considering ‘smaller destinations in Australia’: Group CEO

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, speaking at the 2017 Paris Air Show, commented on the potential resumption of Adelaide service by AirAsia X, stating: “We…..

ATSB reveals batteries caused over 100 instances on Australian flights in recent years

Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) revealed data highlighting that lithium-ion batteries posed potential fire hazards on services in Australia in 118 instances within the last…..

Air New Zealand strategy to increase ancillary revenues includes embracing tech innovations 

Air New Zealand is set to embrace technological innovations and digital channels to better communicate with customers, and also to therefore increase onboard ancillary revenues (Future…..

ATSB updates naming policy to include most organisations directly involved in an aviation occurrence

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) announced (19-Jun-2017) from 01-Jul-2017 most organisations directly involved in any aviation occurrence investigated by the ATSB will be identified in…..

Alliance Airlines extends contract with Citic Pacific Mining

Alliance Airlines Australia announced (21-Jun-2017) the extension of a contract with Citic Pacific Mining (CPM). The contract includes air charter services and an initial 50% increase in services…..

Western Australia Government to evaluate cause of high airfares on regional routes

Western Australia (WA) Government plans to evaluate the cause of high airfares on regional routes in WA and offer recommendations to improve the situation (The…..

Brisbane Airport launches terminal guide for travellers with dementia

Brisbane Airport launched (20-Jun-2017) a terminal guide for travellers with dementia, developed in cooperation with Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Carers and Consumers (DCRC-CC). The…..

NZALPA: Cost of pilot training bringing about a shortage in supply of pilots

New Zealand Air line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) believes the cost of training is bringing about a shortage in the supply of pilots (NZ Herald, 21-Jun-2017)……

Air New Zealand releases Monthly Investor Update for May-2017

Air New Zealand released (20-Jun-2017) its Monthly Investor Update for May-2017. As part of the update, Air New Zealand revealed the following May market conditions:…..