Visitor arrivals to Australia up 2.4% to 9.5m in 2019

Tourism Australia reported (19-Feb-2020) visitor arrivals to Australia for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended 31-Dec-2019. Details include: Dec-2019: Visitor arrivals: 1.1 million, +1.8%…..

Qantas to increase Sydney-Honolulu frequency during Mar-2020

Qantas plans to increase Sydney-Honolulu frequency from four to six times weekly, effective 03-Mar-2020 to 25-Mar-2020, according to the CAPA Route Changes Database. The carrier…..

Webjet Limited EBITDA up 43% in H1FY2020

Webjet Limited reported (19-Feb-2020) the following financial highlights for the six months ended 31-Dec-2019: Total transaction value: AUD2300 million (USD1574 million), +25% year-on-year; WebBeds: AUD1470 million (USD1006…..

Tourism New Zealand receives USD6m in government funding to support coronavirus response

New Zealand‘s Government announced (18-Feb-2020) a NZD10 million (USD6.4 million) funding package for Tourism New Zealand to support the organisation’s response plan to the COVID-19…..

Auckland and New York City sign tourism partnership agreement

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) signed (17-Feb-2020) a two year tourism partnership agreement with NYC & Company, the destination marketing organisation for New…..

BITRE: Australia domestic pax up just 0.5% to 61.4m in 2019, MEL-SYD pax down 0.6%

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (17-Feb-2020) the following domestic RPT traffic highlights for Australian airlines for the 12 months ended…..

New Zealanders make record number of overseas trips in 2019

Statistics New Zealand reported (17-Feb-2020) New Zealand resident travellers made a record 3.1 million overseas trips in 2019, up 2.7% year-on-year. The growth was attributed…..

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand up 0.7% in 2019, Asia and Europe markets weaken

Statistics New Zealand reported (17-Feb-2020) visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Dec-2019 and for the 12 months ended Dec-2019. Details include: Dec-2019: Visitor arrivals: 528,219,…..

Jetstar cancels select services due to industrial action on 19-Feb-2020

Jetstar Airways, via its official website, announced (16-Feb-2020) the cancellation of select domestic services on 19-Feb-2020 due to industrial action by the Transport Workers Union……

Air New Zealand increases card fees for international airfares, reduces domestic fees

Air New Zealand stated it adjusted credit and debit card fees “to make sure fees collected from customers accurately reflect the cost to process card…..

Adelaide Airport pax up 2.6% in Jan-2020

Adelaide Airport released (17-Feb-2020) the following traffic highlights for Jan-2020: Passengers: 733,038, +2.6% year-on-year; Domestic: 567,513, +0.4%; International: 117,637, +9.9%; Regional: 47,888, +12.7%; Aircraft movements:…..