Unions extend Air New Zealand strike notice to three days prior to Christmas break

Air New Zealand announced (11-Dec-2018) Aviation and Marine Engineers Association (AMEA) and E tū unions extended engineering personnel strike notices to include 21/22/23-Dec-2018. The carrier is “working…..

Sunshine Coast Airport appoints new CEO

Sunshine Coast Airport appointed (11-Dec-2018) Andrew Brodie as CEO, effective 01-Jan-2019, to succeed Peter Pallot. Mr Brodie has worked in senior executive positions for Brisbane…..

Virgin Australia to offer 175k additional seats over 2018/2019 holiday schedule

Virgin Australia added (11-Dec-2018) 1000 flights to its 2018/2019 holiday schedule, offering 175,000 additional seats. The carrier will add 850 domestic flights to the Gold Coast,…..

Canberra Airport appoints experienced sports executive as new head of aviation

Canberra Airport appointed (09-Dec-2018) Michael Thomson as head of aviation, to join the airport’s leadership team in 2019. Mr Thompson was most recently head of…..

QantasLink to offer 30,000 seats on new Sydney-Bendigo service

Qantas confirmed (10-Dec-2018) QantasLink plans to launch six times weekly Sydney-Bendigo service with 50 seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft on 31-Mar-2019, offering 30,000 seats both ways on the route. The new…..

Qantas completes USD239m buyback programme

Qantas completed (11-Dec-2018) its AUD332 million (USD238.8 million) on market share buyback programme, purchasing a total 57,918,883 shares.

Qantas Group collects/pays USD2.4bn in tax in FY2017/2018, exhausts available tax losses

Qantas Group published (06-Dec-2018) a summary of its tax affairs for FY2017/2018, reporting it paid and collected a combined total of AUD3.4 billion (USD2.4 billion) in tax…..

Jetstar Airways selects new Brisbane startup recipient for Flying Start Program grant

Jetstar Airways allocated (07-Dec-2018) AUD15,000 (USD10,791) cash and AUD15,000 in Jetstar flights to Brisbane startup PowerWells as part of its Flying Start Program grant. The grant…..

Air New Zealand: Aircraft maintenance personnel plan strike action on 21-Dec-2018

Air New Zealand stated (07-Dec-2018) two unions representing approximately 1000 Air New Zealand aircraft maintenance, aircraft logistics and associated personnel notified the airline of plans…..

Air New Zealand to commence Christchurch-Singapore service in Dec-2019

Air New Zealand announced (07-Dec-2018) plans to operate five times weekly Christchurch-Singapore service, effective 01-Dec-2019 to 22-Feb-2020. The airline will operate the service under its…..