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Qantas redeploys widebodies from domestic to Asia CAPA – Centre for Aviation, in a report entitled ‘Qantas’ Asian transformation relaunching Beijing & Melbourne-Tokyo; highest Asian…..

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Visitors arrivals in Australia increased by 11% in 2016 Tourism Australia reported (13-Feb-2017) visitor arrivals to Australia rose 8% in Dec-2016. Details include: Dec-2016: Visitor arrivals: 971,800, +8.1% year-on-year;…..

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Christchurch Airport passenger traffic increase Christchurch International Airport has announced passenger numbers up were up 3%, with traffic highlights for Nov-2016 as follows:   Passenger numbers:…..

Travel under Trump Part 2: Trump’s Order quashed again by the US Federal Court. Business as usual for travellers and the airlines, for now.

A US Federal Appeal Court has rejected the Trump administration’s emergency application, or ‘motion’ to have the President’s Executive Order reinstated. The decision was unanimous…..

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Qantas launches Concierge and closer ties with Facebook Qantas Airways launched (09-Feb-2017) Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot. The solution is part of a wider strategy…..

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Australian Domestic fares up on average Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) released (09-Feb-2017) the Domestic Air Fare Index for Feb-2017 which…..

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Australian Government scraps life gold pass for MPs; sets up new auditing body. The Australian Government announced (07-Feb-2017) plans to introduce the Parliamentary Entitlements Legislation Amendment…..

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BITRE Nov-2016 statistics show further growth  Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has reported (06-Feb-2017) the following international traffic highlights to/from Australia in Nov-2016:…..

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Qatar Airways commences non-stop services to Auckland Qatar Airways has commenced daily Doha-Auckland services on 06-Feb-2017. The 14,535km, 17 hour and 45 minute route is the…..

Virgin stays in the black but announces fall in quarterly profit

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited (VAH) has announced (03-Feb-2017) an Underlying Profit Before Tax result of AUD45.9 million in Q2 – 2016-2017. The result is down…..

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Virgin Australia announces quarterly profit Virgin Australia Holdings reported (03-Feb-2017) the following operational highlights for the three months ended 31-Dec-2016: Underlying profit before tax: AUD45.9…..