Malaysia Airlines aims to improve Australia performance

Malaysia Airlines is aiming to improve its performance in Australia by increasing its load factor and through closer relationships with travel agents, particularly in the…..

Batik Air continues preparations for Australia launch

Indonesia’s Batik Air is aiming to launch services to Australia in 2Q2017, following a lengthy preparation phase after securing Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approvals…..

Fukuoka Airport confirmed as the next airport in Japan to be privatised

Fukuoka Airport in Japan is next on the list for privatisation. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLITT) made the announcement at the…..

Hotel supply increases – but not necessarily in the right places

Accommodation costs are fast becoming the largest component in corporate travel spend as rates continue to rise, while air fares, the other major component, remain…..

United Airlines, Australia’s largest 787-9 year-round operator, uses new type to improve product and efficiency

United Airlines is maintaining its position as the largest 787-9 year-round operator in the Australia market despite expansion from Vietnam Airlines. United has been using…..

Auckland Airport’s light rail plan is critical to facilitate tourism growth but when will it be delivered?

A debate is gathering pace around the world as to whether airports should support the construction of air-rail links, connecting a city’s downtown or Central…..

Philippine Airlines to upgrade Australia service as retrofitted A330-300s and A321neos are introduced

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning several upgrades to its Australia operation over the next year as new and retrofitted aircraft enter its fleet. The first…..

The growing Airbnb effect – Qantas Group aligns with Airbnb. First Qantas, now Jetstar.

Whether the hotel industry likes it or not, it seems – at the moment anyway – Airbnb is here to stay. According to the organisation,…..

Lufthansa expects important growth via the Australian corporate market

Lufthansa is targeting corporate sales in Australia as it implements a new joint venture (JV) with Singapore Airlines (SIA) in the Australia-Europe market. Australia is…..

Sydney welcomes Vietnam Airlines new service from Hanoi, aimed at adding 85,000 seats per year

Sydney Airport, welcomed (29-Mar-2017) Vietnam Airlines’ new Hanoi-Sydney service with a fitting water salute as the first of the route touched down.  The services are…..

Malaysia’s Malindo Air targets Melbourne or Sydney with new A330 fleet; India market is a target

Malaysia’s Malindo Air is preparing to launch its third destination in Australia in 4Q2017 following delivery of its first widebody aircraft. Melbourne and Sydney are…..