Virgin stays in the black but announces fall in quarterly profit

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (VAH) has announced (03-Feb-2017) an Underlying Profit Before Tax result of AUD45.9 million in Q2 – 2016-2017. The result is down…..

Etihad and Lufthansa jump into bed – but keep their pyjamas on for now

International aviation’s reach is long. Events in Europe and the Middle East can have very important impacts on the far flung countries of the South…..

Uber transforms ground transport

Ride-sharing service Uber has rapidly grown to become the largest provider of ground transport for business travellers in the United States, forcing more organisations to…..

Airlines, corporate and travel industry backlash against the Trump executive order; bad for business, bad for travel

Travel groups and airlines have immediately raised significant concerns at the immediate impact of President Trump’s executive order. A weekend survey by leading corporate travel…..

Consumer versus Travel industry. Part 2: Corporate travel – achieving a balance of cost and flexibility

A complaint to Australia’s competition watchdog could have an impact on corporate airline contracts, with the airlines’ fare rules under attack. Australian consumer advocacy group…..

Trump’s Executive Order causes more chaos and uncertainty for passengers and airlines

This last weekend wreaked significant disruption on thousands of people travelling into the United States, following President Trump’s ‘Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from…..

Consumer versus Travel Industry. CHOICE asks the ACCC to increase pressure and compliance. Part 1: An industry pushing the boundries

A complaint to Australia’s competition watchdog could have an impact on corporate airline contracts, with the airlines’ fare rules under attack. Australian consumer advocacy group…..

Corporates preparing for Travel ‘3.0’. Part 2: Mobile solutions on offer by technology providers and TMCs

The business travel environment continues to change rapidly. Experts believe the industry has entered a new era, characterised by technology and social networks. For corporates,…..

Corporates preparing for Travel ‘3.0’. Part 1: renewed focus on technology

The business travel environment continues to change rapidly. Experts believe the industry has entered a new era, characterised by technology and social networks. For corporates,…..

IATA Survey: global airline demand still healthy, airline business confidence positive despite cost and yield concerns. Chinese airlines to keep pressure on the Australia/New Zealand market

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration and as Britain confirms its ‘hard Brexit’ strategy, the global airline industry body IATA released the results of…..

Lufthansa and Etihad – could be good news for Virgin Australia

In late Dec-2016 Etihad and Lufthansa surprised the airline industry by announcing a codeshare agreement on specific routes. A month later, the Italian daily newspaper…..