Vietnam-Australia market to receive increased capacity as Vietnam Airlines readies itself for 787-10 deliveries

Vietnam Airlines could add capacity to Australia in 2019 as it takes delivery of 787-10 aircraft. Summary Vietnam Airlines intends to use its future fleet…..

Qantas Loyalty and former Jetstar CEO resigns from Qantas Group

Qantas Group announced (14-Dec-2017) Qantas Loyalty CEO Jayne Hrdlicka resigned from the group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as group executive of strategy and technology before…..

Jetstar to resume Wellington-Queenstown service in 2018

Jetstar announced (13-Dec-2017) it will commence three times weekly Wellington-Queenstown service with A320 equipment on 27-Mar-2018. The carrier last operated the route in 2013 and is…..

JetGo and City of Karratha to enter agreement for Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore scheduled service

City of Karratha decided (12-Dec-2017) to enter an agreement with Jetgo Australia for twice weekly Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore service. Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the new service could commence by mid…..

United Airlines to launch Tahiti service in late 2018

United Airlines announced (13-Dec-2017) plans to launch three times weekly San Francisco-Papeete service on 30-Oct-2018 with Boeing 787 aircraft, subject to government approval. The carrier will operate the route…..

Statistics NZ: Tourism expenditure up 1.9% to Mar-2017, international spending down 0.9%

Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ) released (13-Dec-2017) the following key data estimates for the year ended Mar-2017: Total tourism expenditure was NZD36 billion (USD25.3 billion), an…..

Qantas Group represented 0.7% of Australian GDP in FY2017

Qantas Group reported (Dec-2017) its contribution to the Australian economy, as calculated by Deloitte Access Economics, totalled AUD11.6 billion (USD8.9 billion) in FY2017. According to the…..

Hilton’s new Connected Room to debut across USA in early 2018

Hilton has confirmed its new ‘Connected Room’ a high-tech guest room that enables guests to personalise and control every aspect of their stay from one…..

Changing market conditions – we speak to the industry!

In an era where demand for air travel continues to grow, and where competition in the dynamic aviation is getting fierce, airports and airlines must…..

Qantas launches new direct, year-round Sydney-Osaka service

Qantas launched it’s fourth route between Australia and Japan today with a year-round Sydney-Osaka service. The route marks the airline’s 70 years of flying between the…..