Visitor arrivals to Cook Islands up 10% to 10,954 in Mar-2017

Cook Islands Ministry of Finance & Economic Management reported (19-Apr-2017) visitor arrivals to Cook Islands reached 10,954 in Mar-2017. Details include: Visitor arrivals: 10,954, +10.4%…..

Virgin Australia creative pitch down to four agencies

Virgin Australia confirmed four agencies remain in the pitch for the carrier’s creative account (Mumbrella, 19-Apr-2017). DDB, M&C Saatchi, TBWA Sydney and Clemenger BBDO Sydney, are believed to still…..

Sydney Airport to hold AGM on 30-May-2017

Sydney Airport announced (20-Apr-2017) it will hold its annual general meeting on 30-May-2017 comprising the two entities that make up ASX-listed Sydney Airport, namely Sydney…..

News Briefs – 19th April 2017

Australian government announces changes to 457 visa system Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, via his personal Facebook page, announced (18-Apr-2017) the removal the 457 visa programme for skilled migrants……

Australian Federal Government sides with Qantas on cabotage

Australia‘s Federal Government indicated that will not change the country’s existing restrictions on cabotage in the domestic airline market (Aviation Week, 18-Apr-2017). As previously reported by CAPA,…..

Flight attendants and pilots among the professions impacted by changes to 457 visa policy

Australia‘s carriers responded to the removal of flight attendants and pilots from the list of professions under changes to the 457 visa policy (News.com.au, 18-Apr-2017). Qantas spokesman Stephen Moynihan…..

Queensland Environment Minister probes for explanation on chemical spill at Brisbane Airport

Queensland Minister for Environment Steven Miles probed for more explanation in regards to the chemical spill from firefighting foam at Brisbane Airport (SBS, 18-Apr-2017). On…..

Adelaide Airport to trial new body scanner

Adelaide Airport launched (19-Apr-2017) a one month trial of Rohde & Schwarz Quick Personnel Security Scanner on 19-Apr-2017. The technology completes a full body scan…..

Tourism NZ aims at agents to boost tourism from the Philippines

Tourism New Zealand announced (18-Apr-2017) plans to target travel agents in the Philippines to boost tourism to New Zealand. Tourism New Zealand regional manager, South and South East…..

Australian government announces changes to 457 visa system

Australia‘s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, via his personal Facebook page, announced (18-Apr-2017) the removal the 457 visa programme for skilled migrants. Mr Turnbull stated the government would replace the programme with…..

Alliance Aviation’s OZ Minerals contract to end in Aug-2017

Alliance Aviation Services advised that the contract it currently holds with OZ Minerals will end on 11-Aug-2017 (Australian Aviation, 18-Apr-2017). The contract includes operating services to the organisation’s…..