New Zealand reports 9.0% decline in international arrivals in Apr-2018

Statistics New Zealand reported (23-May-2018) international visitor arrivals to New Zealand for Apr-2018. Details include: Total international visitor arrivals: 283,910, -9.0% year-on-year; Oceania: 122,736, -15.0%; Australia: 109,824, -15.9%;…..

Helloworld Travel Limited group GM – corporate and air tickets resigns, prompting executive changes

Helloworld Travel Limited (HLO) announced (23-May-2018) group GM – corporate and air tickets Russell Carstensen tendered his resignation. HLO Group GM – retail and commercial John…..

Serko achieves NDC Level 3 certification for Zeno, in partnership with Qantas

Serko announced (23-May-2018) ‘Zeno’, its next generation technology for travel and expense management, has been granted Level 3 Certification by IATA for native support of New Distribution Capability…..

Qantas and Air France renew codeshare partnership for Australia-France via Asia

Qantas and Air France announced (23-May-2018) they have renewed their codeshare partnership and will offer more options for travel between Australia and France via Asia. Details include: Air France will add its…..

Serko announced as early adopter of Qantas Distribution Platform

Serko announced (22-May-2018) it became an early adopter of the Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP). The QDP has been developed in partnership with Farelogix and utilises IATA‘s New…..

Air New Zealand adjusts Auckland-Houston flight timings to help compensate for 787 engine issue

Air New Zealand published (22-May-2018) network changes related to issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines powering its Boeing 787-9 aircraft. The carrier will make changes to the timing of…..

Air China files initial changes to its South Pacific network for winter 2018/2019

Air China filed initial changes to its South Pacific network for winter 2018/2019, effective 28-Oct-2018, as follows (Routes Online, 18-May-2018): Beijing–Brisbane: Four times weekly service in…..

Tourism NZ: China and US growth lead to record 1Q2018 international spending

Tourism New Zealand (Tourism NZ) reported (21-May-2018) international visitor spend for the year to Mar-2018 of NZD10.9 billion (USD7.6 billion), including record first quarter spending of…..

Qantas launches Qantas Distribution Platform

Qantas launched (22-May-2018) a new technology platform to enhance the airline retailing, booking and servicing capabilities for its trade partners. The Qantas Distribution Platform (QDP) improves…..

Australia to construct Antarctica’s first paved runway

Australia‘s Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop confirmed (18-May-2018) the Australian Government has announced its intention to construct a paved runway near Davis research station……