Air New Zealand adds six Auckland-Wellington frequencies for FIFA qualifier

Air New Zealand announced (18-Oct-2017) it will deploy additional capacity between Auckland and Wellington over the weekend of 11/12-Nov-2017, to provide additional seats for the New Zealand–Peru match…..

Guestlogix publishes study on learned helplessness and airline revenues

Guestlogix published (18-Oct-2017) an academic report identifying the psychological concept of “learned helplessness” which inhibits airline passengers from enjoying their experience and negatively impacts airline revenues”……

Visitor arrivals to Australia up 11% in Aug-2017

Tourism Australia reported (17-Oct-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia for Aug-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 702,800, +11.2% year-on-year; China: 116,300, +23.2%; New Zealand: 115,800, +3.3%; US: 49,900, -0.8%; UK: 37,500,…..

Qantas and SG Preston announce 8m gallon p/a SAJF agreement

Qantas and SG Preston announced (16-Oct-2017) that SG Preston will begin supplying Qantas with eight million gallons of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) p/a over ten years from…..

Tourism Fiji seeks destination representation company for Japan

Tourism Fiji stated (17-Oct-2017) it is seeking a destination representation company to lead marketing and promotional activities in Japan. The representation company will be responsible for developing…..

Auckland Airport issues USD72m securities

Auckland Airport issued (17-Oct-2017) 100 million securities of nominal value NZD100 million (USD71.8 million) on 17-Oct-2017. The securities will be quoted on the NZX Debt Market…..

South Australia notes Chinese visitor potential; cruise season to feature 67 cruise ship visits

South Australian Tourism Commission Rodney Harrex, via its official YouTube account, stated (16-Oct-2017) it was a “good” 3Q2017 for the state, while noting that the state…..

Cairns Airport exceeds 1m pax in two months for the first time

Cairns Airport reported (Oct-2017) passenger numbers exceeded one million over a two month period for the first time in Jul/Aug-2017. Domestic traffic increased 2.4% year-on-year in…..

Air New Zealand pax up 4% to 1.6m with 83% load factor in Sep-2017

Air New Zealand reported (16-Oct-2017) traffic highlights for Sep-2017: Passengers: 1.6 million, +4.4% year-on-year; Short haul: 1.4 million, +5.2%; Domestic: 1.0 million, +6.4%; Tasman/Pacific: 356,000, +1.9%;…..

Hobart Airport to review terminal redevelopment to accommodate ‘fantastic growth’

Hobart Airport will review its AUD25 million (USD19.6 million) terminal redevelopment plan in response to stronger than expected growth in arrivals and new services (The Mercury,…..

Fiji Airways yet to return 737-700 involved in depressurisation to service

Fiji Airways stated the Boeing 737-700 involved in a cabin depressurisation incident on 10-Oct-2017 has not yet returned to service, with executive GM corporate affairs Shaenaz Voss.stating: “Our…..