First Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner lands in Australia

The first Qantas 787-9 has touched down in Sydney. Qantas will use the 236-seat Boeing to open up direct routes from Australia to Europe and…..

Tigerair launches summer inflight menu

Tigerair Australia launched (19-Oct-2017) its new summer ‘Tiger Bites’ inflight menu. The new inflight menu provides a range of hot and cold beverage and menu items……

Tecnam opens Australian corporate subsidiary

TECNAM Aircraft announced (18-Oct-2017) it established a corporate presence and new subsidiary in Australia. The company will to sell and support its products directly in Australia, with…..

NT Airports seeks government support for Darwin fuel and solar power projects

NT Airports CEO Ian Kew called for government support for infrastructure projects valued at AUD300 million (USD236.3 million) (NT News, 19-Oct-2017). Planned developments include an underground…..

Commerce Commission releases paper on Auckland and Christchurch airport pricing review

New Zealand‘s Commerce Commission released (20-Oct-2017) a process and issues paper for its review of the prices set by Auckland International Airport and Christchurch International Airport for the period…..

Queenstown Airport appoints GM commercial and customer experience

Queenstown Airport appointed (20-Oct-2017) Olivia Pierre as GM commercial and customer experience. Ms Pierre will be responsible for all business activities and relationships related to aeronautical…..

Australian Airports Association launches ‘Protect Regional Airports’ campaign

Australian Airports Association (AAA), with support from the Australian Logistics Council, Regional Aviation Association of Australia and Royal Flying Doctor Service, launched (18-Oct-2017) the ‘Protect Regional…..

Townsville Airport achieves Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation, becomes 200th accredited airport

Townsville Airport achieved (18-Oct-2017) Airports Council International‘s Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 ‘Reduction’ accreditation, becoming the 200th airport worldwide to be accredited under the programme. The airport…..

Visitor arrivals to Fiji up 8% in Aug-2017

Fiji Bureau of Statistic reported (18-Oct-2017) total visitor arrivals to Fiji for Aug-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 82,316, +7.8% year-on-year; Australia: 32,908, +6.3%; New Zealand: 23,106, +11.9%; US:…..

IASC grants Virgin Australia renewal for 180 seats per week to the Cook Islands

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC) issued (18-Oct-2017) a determination allocating Virgin Australia a capacity of 180 seats per week in each direction to the Cook Islands. The determination is valid…..