Qantas Loyalty and former Jetstar CEO resigns from Qantas Group

Qantas Group announced (14-Dec-2017) Qantas Loyalty CEO Jayne Hrdlicka resigned from the group after seven years. Ms Hrdlicka joined Qantas in 2010 as group executive of strategy and technology before…..

Jetstar to resume Wellington-Queenstown service in 2018

Jetstar announced (13-Dec-2017) it will commence three times weekly Wellington-Queenstown service with A320 equipment on 27-Mar-2018. The carrier last operated the route in 2013 and is…..

JetGo and City of Karratha to enter agreement for Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore scheduled service

City of Karratha decided (12-Dec-2017) to enter an agreement with Jetgo Australia for twice weekly Brisbane-Karratha-Singapore service. Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the new service could commence by mid…..

United Airlines to launch Tahiti service in late 2018

United Airlines announced (13-Dec-2017) plans to launch three times weekly San Francisco-Papeete service on 30-Oct-2018 with Boeing 787 aircraft, subject to government approval. The carrier will operate the route…..

Statistics NZ: Tourism expenditure up 1.9% to Mar-2017, international spending down 0.9%

Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ) released (13-Dec-2017) the following key data estimates for the year ended Mar-2017: Total tourism expenditure was NZD36 billion (USD25.3 billion), an…..

Qantas Group represented 0.7% of Australian GDP in FY2017

Qantas Group reported (Dec-2017) its contribution to the Australian economy, as calculated by Deloitte Access Economics, totalled AUD11.6 billion (USD8.9 billion) in FY2017. According to the…..

Jetstar Group signs distribution deal with Travelport

Jetstar Group and Travelport entered (12-Dec-2017) new multi year agreement, offering access to content from Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific and Jetstar Japan to over 68,000 travel agencies globally. Jetstar Group will also…..

Airways NZ and AirMap to trial UTM platform

Airways New Zealand (Airways NZ) and AirMap partnered (13-Dec-2017) to launch a three month trial of AirMap’s unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) platform in New Zealand. Airways NZ called for drone operators to…..

Donghai Airlines announces Shenzhen-Darwin service

Donghai Airlines, via its official WeChat account, announced (12-Dec-2017) “Australia, we are coming”, with plans to launch Shenzhen-Darwin service. As previously reported by CAPA, Donghai…..

WestJet Rewards members now able to redeem WestJet dollars on Qantas Airways

WestJet announced (12-Dec-2017) WestJet Rewards members can now redeem WestJet dollars on member exclusive fares to destinations in the Qantas Airways network, including Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. [more – original PR]