New Zealand Government: Health staff to meet China flights as precautionary measure

New Zealand Government announced (26-Jan-2020) public health staff commenced meeting services from China to actively look for signs of the novel coronavirus and provide advice,…..

Citilink launches daily Bali Denpasar-Melbourne Avalon service

Citilink launched (25-Jan-2020) daily Bali Denpasar-Melbourne Avalon service on 24-Jan-2020, operated with 178 seat A320neo. The service is projected to add 123,480 seats to and…..

Virgin Australia launches new economy fare brand on international long haul services

Virgin Australia launched (23-Jan-2020) ‘Economy Light’ on all international long haul services operated by Virgin Australia from Australia. The new fare brand aligns with the…..

Port Hedland Airport to commence terminal refurbishment in Feb-2020

Port Hedland Airport GM Rod Evans reported the airport is scheduled to commence a AUD25 million (USD17.1 million) terminal refurbishment in Feb-2020 (Australian Financial Review,…..

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand down 4% in Nov-2019

Statistics New Zealand reported (23-Jan-2020) visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Nov-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 372,108, -3.5% year-on-year; Oceania: 147,357, -1.1%; Australia: 129,636, -1.2%;…..

Western Sydney Airport enters agreement with dnata and Toll Group for freight precinct design

Western Sydney Airport entered (23-Jan-2020) agreements with dnata and Toll Group to collaborate on the design of its freight precinct. Western Sydney Airport CEO Graham…..

Air New Zealand commences trial of Assaia Apron AI technology

Air New Zealand and Assaia entered (23-Jan-2020) a partnership, alongside Auckland Airport, for the carrier to trial artificial intelligence (AI) in efforts to improve aircraft…..

TTNQ: Canada visitation up 10%, New Zealand visitation down 15%

Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) CEO Mark Olsen announced (22-Jan-2020) the tourism industry has shown strong growth, following three years of activities by TTNQ and…..

Visitor arrivals to Fiji up 3% in 2019

Fiji‘s Bureau of Statistics reported (17-Jan-2020) visitor arrivals to Fiji for the 12 months ended Dec-2019. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 894,389, +2.8% year-on-year; Australia: 367,020,…..

Brisbane Airport reaches 24.1m pax for the first time in 2019

Brisbane Airport announced (22-Jan-2020) Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) recorded the strongest international and domestic growth amongst Australia‘s major gateway airports in 2019. The airport handled…..

BITRE: Jetstar cancellation rate 7.1% in Dec-2019

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-Jan-2020) overall domestic on time performance for Dec-2019. Details include: On time departures: 74.4%; Regional Express: 84.3%;…..