Jetstar introduces infant fee on domestic and international services

Jetstar introduced additional fees for customers travelling with babies under the age of two years old on their laps during domestic and international services (News.com.au, 16-May-2017)……

NZ MBIE reduces expected forecast of Chinese tourist spending by 30% year on year

New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) reduced the expected forecast of Chinese tourist spending by 30% year on year, due to “geopolitical risk”…..

Northrop Grumman announces USD37m investment in Australia

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced (15-May-2017) an investment of AUD50 million (USD37.1 million) to develop an advanced defence electronics maintenance and sustainment centre located in Western…..

Visitor arrivals to Australia up 2% in Mar-2017

Tourism Australia reported (15-May-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia rose 2% in Mar-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 768,500, +1.8% year-on-year; China: 110,400, +8.7%; New Zealand: 108,700,…..

JetGo confirms interest in Melbourne-Hervey Bay service

JetGo confirmed it is considering introducing Melbourne-Hervey Bay services as of Jul-2017 (The Queensland Times, 15-May-2017). JetGo MD Paul Bredereck said while nothing had been officially confirmed,…..

Air New Zealand introduces newly refurbished 777-300ER

Air New Zealand plans to introduce a newly refurbished Boeing 777-300ER for five Auckland services during the peak season from 01-Jun-2017 to 05-Sep-2017 (Routes Online, 15-May-2017)……

Tourism Australia: 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange to help to bolster Australia’s inbound tourism

Tourism Australia launched (15-May-2017) the 2017 Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE17) in Sydney, bringing together over 2500 travel industry delegates from more than 30 countries. The event includes 700…..

Wellington Airport new control tower takes shape at 32m high with installation of roof structure

Wellington Airport and Airways New Zealand (Airways NZ) installed (16-May-2017) the control cab roof structure on the airport’s new air traffic control tower, which will become…..

Cairns Airport restructure sees seven managers accept voluntary redundancies

Cairns Airport GM operations Kate McCreery-Carr confirmed seven executive managers accepted voluntary redundancies since Apr-2017 as part of North Queensland Airports‘ (NQA) restructuring programme (Herald…..

Canberra Airport commences taxiway resurfacing work

Canberra Airport commenced (15-May-2017) a two week project to resurface asphalt on the taxiway that runs parallel to the front of Brindabella Business Park. Works are part…..

Moody’s Investor Service upgrades Qantas rating

Moody’s Investor Service announced (15-May-2017) the upgrade of the issuer, senior unsecured debt and backed senior unsecured bank credit facility ratings of Qantas Airways Ltd…..