Qantas statement on QF94 Los Angeles-Melbourne

Qantas responded (21-May-2017) to an incident which occurred on 19-May-2017 on an A380 service Los Angeles-Melbourne which was turned back to LA due to an issue with one…..

Sydney Airport intl traffic grew 12.1% in Apr-2017

Sydney Airport reported a 12.1% year-on-year increase in international passenger traffic for Apr-2017, contributed by “a busy Easter and school holiday period”. The airport welcomed…..

Regional Express joins UATP network to accept payment for corporate travel in Australia

Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) announced (18-May-2017) the addition of Regional Express (Rex) to its airline merchant base. Effective immediately, Rex accepts UATP as a…..

Tourism Australia wraps up 38th annual Australian Tourism Exchange in Sydney

Tourism Australia concluded (19-May-2017) the 38th annual Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Sydney. The event welcomed more than 2500 delegates, including 800 travel wholesalers and…..

Economy X now on Virgin Australia’s entire fleet

Virgin Australia launched (21-May-2017) its new premium economy service, Economy X across its entire fleet. Economy X includes the following features: A minimum of three inches (7.62cm)…..

Air Tahiti resumes service across French Polynesia following firefighter strike

Air Tahiti announced it was resuming services across French Polynesia as a protocol had been signed to end part of the dispute between the civil aviation authorities…..

Air Tahiti Nui to increase Papeete-Tokyo Narita frequency to three times weekly

Air Tahiti Nui plans to increase Papeete-Tokyo Narita service to three times weekly in 1Q2018 (Routes Online, 19-May-2017). The seasonal additional frequency will operate from…..

NZALPA calls for tighter regulations for RPAS/drone operation

New Zealand Air Line Pilot’s Association (NZALPA) urged (19-May-2017) the Civil Aviation Authority (NZ) to review and tighten regulation for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in…..

CAPA executive chairman Peter Harbison: Qantas is a very different airline from a decade ago

CAPA – Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison commented (19-May-2017) on Qantas‘ share price improvements highlighting that Qantas is a very different airline from a decade…..

Civil Aviation Safety Authority continues to delay Thai Airways from launching A350 in Australia…why?

Thai Airways has been blocked for nearly a year by Australian authorities from operating its new fleet of A350s to Australia, forcing the airline to…..