Tourism New Zealand launches ‘Do Something New, New Zealand’ campaign

Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) launched (22-May-2020) its new ‘Do Something New, New Zealand’ campaign to inspire New Zealanders to travel domestically. The campaign will run…..

BITRE: Australia intl pax down 47.5% in Mar-2020

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) reported (22-May-2020) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia for Mar-2020: Passengers: 1.7 million, -47.5% year-on-year;…..

Tourism NT launches ‘Time to be a Territorian’ campaign

Tourism NT, in partnership with Tourism Top End and Tourism Central Australia, launched (23-May-2020) its intra-Territory tourism campaign ‘Time to be a Territorian’ to encourage…..

Air New Zealand CEO rightsizes executive team

Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran reduced (22-May-2020) the executive team from nine to six, as the airline adapts to a much smaller scale due…..

Air New Zealand launches Carepoints programme

Air New Zealand launched (22-May-2020) Carepoints, allowing Airpoints members to gift Airpoints Dollars to KidsCan, Women’s Refuge and New Zealand Red Cross between 22-May-2020 and…..

Virgin Australia expands domestic schedule

Virgin Australia announced (21-May-2020) plans to add new services and increase frequencies under a revised agreement with Australia‘s Government to connect essential travellers and critical…..

Sydney Airport pax declines 97.5% in Apr-2020

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reported (20-May-2020) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2020: Passengers: 92,000, -97.5% year-on-year; Domestic: 49,000, -97.9%; International: 43,000, -96.9%; Top 10 nationalities travelling…..

BITRE: Australia domestic pax down 39.3% in Mar-2020, MEL-SYD traffic down 49%

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (20-May-2020) the following domestic traffic highlights for Australian airlines for Mar-2020: Passengers: 3.1 million, -39.3%…..

Cobham Aviation Services and Qantas Group enter Boeing 717 fleet agreement

Cobham Aviation Services and Qantas Group reached (20-May-2020) an agreement for Qantas to bring the operation of its fleet of Boeing 717 aircraft within the…..

NZALPA issues support to remove ‘Empty Middle Seat’ policy

New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) issued (19-May-2020) full support of health and safety alternatives to leaving the ‘middle seats’ empty as advocated by…..

Indigo Partners: ‘We want to be able to assist Virgin Australia’

Indigo Partners managing partner Bill Franke, speaking at CAPA’s Masterclass: Indigo Partners on aviation and travel beyond COVID-19, commented (20-May-2020) on the Australian market, stating:…..