Kāpiti Coast District Council welcomes Air Chathams ‘strong and loyal customer base’

Kāpiti Coast District Council announced (20-Aug-2019) Air Chathams transported more than 40,000 passengers on approximately 1472 frequencies between Auckland and Paraparaumu over the last 12…..

Singapore Airlines offers lie flat business class on all Australian frequencies from 01-Nov-2019

Singapore Airlines announced (20-Aug-2019) plans to deploy A350-900 aircraft on Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service, bringing lie flat business class to all 141 weekly frequencies to six destinations across…..

Citilink to commence daily Bali Denpasar-Perth service from late Oct-2019

Citilink plans to commence daily Bali Denpasar-Perth service, operating with A320 aircraft, effective from late Oct-2019 (Routes Online, 16-Aug-2019). According to OAG, Garuda Indonesia, Batik…..

South Pacific Tourism Organisation welcomes Tokelau in efforts of tourism promotion

South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) announced (15-Aug-2019) Tokelau joined the SPTO to develop and promote the territory as a destination. SPTO CEO Chris Cocker reported…..

Buka Airport temporarily closed due to people and animals wandering onto tarmac

Buka Airport in Papua New Guinea‘s Bougainville region will remain closed until 12-Sep-2019 due to security and safety concerns (Radio NZ, 16-Aug-2019). The National Airports…..

Visitor arrivals to Australia up 2% in 1H2019, led by arrivals from China

Tourism Australia reported (15-Aug-2019) visitor arrivals to Australia for Jun-2019 and the six months ended Jun-2019. Details include: Jun-2019: Visitor arrivals: 660,300, +2.1% year-on-year; New…..

New Zealand Government to invest USD27m over five years from IVL

New Zealand‘s Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis reported (14-Aug-2019) visitors to New Zealand will directly contribute to sustainable tourism through the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism…..

Malindo Air launches Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Sydney service

Malindo Air launched (15-Aug-2019) daily Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar-Sydney service on 15-Aug-2019, operated with Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft. Sydney is the fifth destination in Malindo’s Australian network, after Perth,…..

Real Tonga Airlines experiences 20% growth

Real Tonga Airlines reported it has experienced a 20% year-on-year growth in passenger numbers between Jan-2019 and Jun-2019 (SPTO, 15-Aug-2019). The carrier noted despite the…..

Sunshine Coast Airport new 2450m runway due for commissioning in 2020

Sunshine Coast Airport reported (14-Aug-2019) its runway new project is on target and due to be commissioned in 2020. The new 2450m runway will allow…..

Adelaide Airport pax up 4% in Jul-2019

Adelaide Airport released (15-Aug-2019) the following traffic highlights for Jul-2019: Passengers: 770,386, +3.7% year-on-year; Domestic: 612,969, +1.5%; International: 105,202, +14.6%; Regional: 52,215, +11.3%; Aircraft movements:…..