Sydney Airport pax declines 97.5% in Apr-2020

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport reported (20-May-2020) the following traffic highlights for Apr-2020: Passengers: 92,000, -97.5% year-on-year; Domestic: 49,000, -97.9%; International: 43,000, -96.9%; Top 10 nationalities travelling…..

BITRE: Australia domestic pax down 39.3% in Mar-2020, MEL-SYD traffic down 49%

Australia‘s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Region Economics (BITRE) reported (20-May-2020) the following domestic traffic highlights for Australian airlines for Mar-2020: Passengers: 3.1 million, -39.3%…..

Cobham Aviation Services and Qantas Group enter Boeing 717 fleet agreement

Cobham Aviation Services and Qantas Group reached (20-May-2020) an agreement for Qantas to bring the operation of its fleet of Boeing 717 aircraft within the…..

NZALPA issues support to remove ‘Empty Middle Seat’ policy

New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) issued (19-May-2020) full support of health and safety alternatives to leaving the ‘middle seats’ empty as advocated by…..

Indigo Partners: ‘We want to be able to assist Virgin Australia’

Indigo Partners managing partner Bill Franke, speaking at CAPA’s Masterclass: Indigo Partners on aviation and travel beyond COVID-19, commented (20-May-2020) on the Australian market, stating:…..

Samoa Govt outlines coronavirus travel restrictions

Samoa‘s Government, via its official Facebook account, outlined (19-May-2020) the following advice for all passengers entering Samoa, with penalties applying if conditions are not followed:…..

Rex makes face masks compulsory for all travel

Regional Express (Rex) announced (19-May-2020) it will mandate the use of face masks for all passengers on Rex services as an additional layer of protection…..

Visitor arrivals to Fiji down 99% in Apr-2020

Fiji‘s Bureau of Statistics reported (15-May-2020) 678 visitor arrivals to Fiji in Apr-2020, a decline of 99.1% year-on-year, including 277 arrivals from China and 394…..

Air New Zealand reopens select airport lounges

Air New Zealand announced (15-May-2020) the following lounges will reopen from 25-May-2020: Auckland Regional, with Domestic remaining closed; Wellington Domestic, with Regional remaining closed; Christchurch…..

Velocity Frequent Flyer reopens the use of Velocity Points for domestic service redemption

Velocity Frequent Flyer, via its official Website, announced (May-2020) its members may use Velocity Points for Virgin Australia Reward Seat and Any Seat bookings, which…..

Qantas Group announces ‘Fly Well’ in preparation for easing travel restrictions

Qantas Group announced (19-May-2020) its ‘Fly Well’ programme, involving Qantas and Jetstar, to implement a series of wellbeing improvements for passengers in preparation for domestic…..