Air NZ to roll out cabin baggage powder restrictions across international network by end Jul-2018

Air New Zealand announced (17-Jul-2018) restrictions on the carriage of powders in cabin baggage are now in place for all international services from Auckland International Airport. The restrictions…..

Business event travel worth USD400m in New Zealand in 2016

Tourism New Zealand stated (16-Jul-2018) business events “provide an opportunity to attract high value international visitors”. Business events arrivals into New Zealand “have been growing steadily” over the…..

Virgin Australia sees appointment of alternate directors on executive board for Etihad and HNA

Virgin Australia appointed (17-Jul-2018) Etihad Aviation Group chief people and transformation officer Ray Gammell as an alternate director for Robin Kamark, effective immediately. Mr Kamark is the nominated representative…..

Air New Zealand to move Auckland-Adelaide service to all 787 operation from late Oct-2018

Air New Zealand plans to only operate Boeing 787-9 aircraft on Auckland-Adelaide service from 28-Oct-2018, phasing out A320 aircraft (Routes Online, 17-Jul-2018). The carrier will however reduce frequency…..

NZ Tourism: Visitor arrivals from Indonesia to double by 2024

NZ Tourism reported (16-Jul-2018) visitor arrivals from Indonesia to New Zealand more than doubled to 24,000 p/a in the last seven years and are expected…..

Adelaide Airport reports 16th consecutive month of pax growth in Jun-2018

Adelaide Airport released (16-Jul-2018) the following traffic highlights for Jun-2018: Passengers: 649,905, +2.8% year-on-year; Domestic: 524,869, +2.5%; International: 79,927, +9.1%; Regional: 45,109, -4.2%; Aircraft movements:…..

Auckland Airport opens 2018 community trust funding round, USD200,000 available for charities

Auckland Airport invited (16-Jul-2018) charitable organisations offering cultural, recreational and other activities benefitting the South Auckland community as a whole to apply for funding from…..

Australia visitor arrivals up 5% in May-2018

Tourism Australia reported (16-Jul-2018) visitor arrivals to Australia for May-2018. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 609,300, +5.2% year-on-year; New Zealand: 107,500, +2.5%; China: 89,500, +11.7%; US:…..

Melbourne Airport, WEX Inc to speak at CAPA Australia Pac Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit

CAPA – Centre for Aviation confirmed (16-Jul-2018) the following speaker additions for the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit in Sydney on 01/02-Aug-2018: 4th Dimension…..

Rex: Qantas and Virgin are ‘plundering’ our pilot pool

Regional Express (Rex) chief operating officer Neville Howell, via an open letter to customers, stated Virgin Australia and Qantashave conducted a “rapacious plundering” of the airline’s pilot pool, with…..