Smiths Detection launches first Australian trial of advanced CT technology at Melbourne Airport

Smiths Detection launched (15-Jan-2019) a trial of new CT and automated lane technology at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. The technology allows baggage to be screened without…..

Virgin Australia, Tourism WA sign travel marketing partnership

Virgin Australia and Tourism Western Australia (Tourism WA) signed (15-Jan-2019) a new AUD1.2 million (USD864,034) marketing partnership to promote Western Australia travel to Australia‘s eastern coast market. Virgin Australia…..

Airnorth Australia to commence Townsville-Gold Coast service in early Apr-2019

Airnorth Australia plans to commence twice weekly Townsville-Gold Coast service with Embraer E170 equipment from 03-Apr-2019, according to the CAPA Route Changes Database. Qantas plans to codeshare on the…..

Adelaide Airport pax down 2% in Dec-2018; 8.5m pax in 2018

Adelaide Airport released (15-Jan-2019) the following traffic highlights: Dec-2018: Passengers: 732,187, -1.9% year-on-year; Domestic: 587,682, -3.0%; International: 99,880, +4.4%; Regional: 44,625, -0.4%; Aircraft movements: 8463,…..

Air Niugini to face legal action from passengers of Sep-2018 Chuuk Island incident

Air Niugini confirmed it has been made aware of civil action taken against it by passengers onboard Boeing 737-800 service which landed short of the runway…..

Samoa Airways flight schedule resumes from 15-Jan-2019 following unplanned stopover in Sydney

Samoa Airways, via its official Facebook account, reported (14-Jan-2019) international service schedule will resume from 15-Jan-2019 after its Boeing 737-800 aircraft made an unplanned overnight stopover in…..

Emirates issues changes to Australian network in 2019

Emirates issued (12-Jan-2019) the following changes to its Australian network in 2019: Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney: Service suspended, effective 01-Jun-2019; Dubai-Perth: Reduce from 11-14 times weekly to seven times…..

New South Wales Govt raises more than USD220m in airport station access fee over four years

New South Wales‘ Government surpassed AUD100 million (USD72 million) p/a in airport station access fees for the first time (Canberra Times, 13-Jan-2019). Revenues from the…..

Solomon Airlines anticipates small profit in 2018 after four successive years of losses

Solomon Airlines CEO Brett Gebers reported (11-Jan-2019) the following business highlights for 2017/2018: Achieved a “modest turnaround profit” in 2017 following four years of successive losses. Forecasts minor…..

Sydney Airport GM retail resigns

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport GM retail Glyn Williams plans to resign, effective 31-Jan-2019, having served in the role since 2014 (TR Business, 10-Jan-2019). Mr Williams’…..