Air New Zealand reports 33% increase in Pacific Island bookings for Easter break

Air New Zealand chief marketing and customer officer Mike Tod reported the airline has experienced a strong increase in bookings due to the overlap of…..

Air Niugini issues seasonal suspension of Port Moresby-Tokyo Narita service

Air Niugini plans to seasonally suspend weekly Port Moresby-Tokyo Narita service from 27-Oct-2019 to 27-Dec-2019 (Routes Online.com, 18-Apr-2019). The airline will resume operations on 28-Dec-2019…..

Virgin Australia opens Wellington Airport lounge

Virgin Australia opened (17-Apr-2019) an airport lounge at Wellington Airport international terminal. The lounge has complimentary WiFi, buffet style food supplied by Rydges Wellington Airport…..

Qantas to launch seasonal service to Sapporo

Qantas announced (18-Apr-2019) plans to launch three times weekly nonstop Sydney-Sapporo seasonal service, operating with A330 equipment, from 16-Dec-2019 to 28-Mar-2020. The service aims to…..

Auckland International Airport pax up 2% in Feb-2019

Auckland International Airport reported (16-Apr-2019) the following traffic highlights for Feb-2019: Passengers: 1.7 million, +2.0% year-on-year; Domestic: 802,291, +4.2%; International (excluding transiting passengers): 872,387, stable;…..

Malindo Air commences Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Adelaide service

Malindo Air commenced (17-Apr-2019) four times weekly Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Adelaide service on 16-Apr-2019. The airline operates the service with Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft. Adelaide is…..

China Eastern Airlines and Qantas expand codeshare network

China Eastern Airlines and Qantas expanded their codeshare partnership in summer 2019, effective 31-Mar-2019, covering additional domestic routes in Australia and China (Routes Online, 16-Apr-2019)……

Virgin Australia appoints PHD Australia as new media manager

Virgin Australia marketing director Michael Nearhos reported the carrier appointed PHD Australia to manage its media account (adnews.com.au, 17-Apr-2019). PHD Australia will manage offline, digital…..

Cobham Aviation to receive Bombardier Q400 turboprop and Embraer E-Jet to meet FIFO demand

Cobham Aviation announced (10-Apr-2019) they will receive a 70 seat Bombardier Q400 and a 100 seat Embraer E-Jet later in 2019 to meet growing demand…..

Tourism Western Australia: Visitor numbers to regional WA bouncing back

Tourism WA reported (16-Apr-2019) record international visitation to regional Western Australia (WA) in 2018. Key highlights include: WA’s South West served 195,100 visitors with the…..