Qantas CEO: Fees and charges from monopoly airports are excessive and damaging the economy

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce stated (18-Sep-2019) “fees and charges from monopoly airports are excessive and damaging the economy”, with airports continuing to “reap super profits…..

Air New Zealand to not actively pursue Kia Ora trademark application

Air New Zealand announced (18-Sep-2019) it will not actively pursue its trademark application for the Kia Ora magazine logo after consultation with Māori leaders and…..

Wellington International Airport pax stable in Jul-2019

Wellington International Airport reported (17-Sep-2019) the following traffic highlights for Jul-2019: Passengers: 536,004, -0.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 457,985, stable; International: 78,019, -0.4%; Aircraft movements: 7104, -2.6%;…..

Darwin International Airport launches CT checked baggage and passenger screening system installation

Darwin International Airport announced (17-Sep-2019) plans for installation of advanced Computed Tomography (CT) checked baggage and passenger screening systems, with works scheduled to commence immediately……

Qantas applies for additional Japanese capacity

Qantas Airways announced (16-Sep-2019) its intention to apply to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) for additional capacity to Japan. Details include: Melbourne-Tokyo Haneda: Daily,…..

Virgin Australia to apply to IASC for Haneda slot allocation

Virgin Australia announced (17-Sep-2019) its intention to commence services to Japan with plans to apply to the International Air Services Commission (IASC) for one of the…..

New Zealand Government releases Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption Inquiry final report

New Zealand Government released (17-Sep-2019) its final report into its inquiry into the Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption. The Government stated it is not satisfied with…..

Wellington International Airport pax stable in Jul-2019

Wellington International Airport reported (17-Sep-2019) the following traffic highlights for Jul-2019: Passengers: 536,004, -0.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 457,985, stable; International: 78,019, -0.4%; Aircraft movements: 7104, -2.6%;…..

Asiana Airlines announces seasonal Seoul-Melbourne service

Asiana Airlines announced (17-Sep-2019) plans to launch seasonal weekly Seoul Incheon-Melbourne Tullamarine service with Boeing 777 aircraft, effective 26-Dec-2019 to 20-Feb-2020. There is no scheduled…..

Air Rarotonga CEO in negotiations with Government to upgrade Cook Islands Northern Group runways

Air Rarotonga CEO Ewan Smith reported the airline is in negotiations with the government to upgrade the Cook Islands‘ Northern Group coral runways (Cook Islands…..

Virgin Australia to repurchase 35% Velocity Frequent Flyer stake from Affinity

Virgin Australia Group entered (16-Sep-2019) a term sheet with Affinity to buy back Affinity’s 35% minority investment in Velocity Frequent Flyer for AUD700 million (USD481.1…..