Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport pax stable in Apr-2019

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reported (20-May-2019) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2019: Passengers: 3.7 million, +0.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 2.3 million, -1.3%; International: 1.4 million, +2.5%; Top…..

BITRE: Rex tops domestic OTP in Apr-2019, Tigerair Australia has highest cancellation rate

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (21-May-2019) overall domestic on time performance for Apr-2019. Details include: On time departures: 82.9%; Regional…..

UK Government expands use of eGates to seven additional countries

UK‘s Government extended (20-May-2019) the use of biometric border control gates (eGates) to visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the US holding ePassports. More…..

Philippine Airlines files aircraft and frequency changes for Manila-Sydney service

Philippine Airlines plans to upgauge equipment from A321neo to A330-300 and reduce frequency from nine to six times weekly on Manila-Sydney service, effective 01-Aug-2019 (Routes…..

Adelaide Airport pax up 2% in Apr-2019

Adelaide Airport released (18-May-2019) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2019: Passengers: 732,594, +2.0% year-on-year; Domestic: 597,255, +0.7%; International: 87,172, +11.9%; Regional: 48,167, +2.2%; Aircraft movements:…..

Sydney Airport launches assistance service for families, elderly pax and people with disabilities

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport partnered (20-May-2019) with Medical Travel Companions to launch a new assistance service for passengers. The new service allows families, elderly travellers,…..

Airports Vanuatu reports 10% pax increase for Apr-2019

Airports Vanuatu reported the following traffic highlights (Vanuatu Daily Post, 18-May-2019): Apr-2019: 28,797 passengers, +10% year-on-year; 12 months ended 30-Apr-2019: 334,232 passengers; Transit passengers at Port…..

Air Rarotonga takes delivery of Saab 340B turboprop

Air Rarotonga CEO Ewan Smith said the airline took delivery of the first of two Saab 340B turboprop aircraft, previously operated by Japan Air Commuter…..

Virgin Australia forecasts FY2019 underlying loss, due to domestic market conditions, fuel and forex

Virgin Australia Holdings published (17-May-2019) a trading update and  earnings guidance for FY2019 financial year, based on current economic conditions, capacity and forward booking trends……

Qantas to sell up to half of all seats on Sydney-Sapporo service to Japanese resort operator

Qantas will reportedly sell 4000 to 5000 out of the more than 10,000 seats available on Sydney-Sapporo Chitose service for the 2019/20 Japanese ski season…..

Virgin Australia to suspend Perth-Geraldton service in Jul-2019

Virgin Australia suspended (16-May-2019) Perth-Geraldton service, effective 21-Jul-2019, in response to customer demand and following an “extensive” review of the airline’s network. Virgin Australia Regional…..