Auckland Airport issues USD72m securities

Auckland Airport issued (17-Oct-2017) 100 million securities of nominal value NZD100 million (USD71.8 million) on 17-Oct-2017. The securities will be quoted on the NZX Debt Market…..

South Australia notes Chinese visitor potential; cruise season to feature 67 cruise ship visits

South Australian Tourism Commission Rodney Harrex, via its official YouTube account, stated (16-Oct-2017) it was a “good” 3Q2017 for the state, while noting that the state…..

Cairns Airport exceeds 1m pax in two months for the first time

Cairns Airport reported (Oct-2017) passenger numbers exceeded one million over a two month period for the first time in Jul/Aug-2017. Domestic traffic increased 2.4% year-on-year in…..

ACTE: Corporate Travel Managers increasingly dissatisfied with traditional hotel sourcing

Corporate travel managers, increasingly frustrated with traditional approaches to sourcing hotels, are slowly supplementing their programmes with newer, dynamic systems, according to research from the…..

Aviation Infrastructure: adding new facilities against enormous odds – CAPA-ACTE Global Summit insights

It is a popular refrain that there has been no new runway added in the UK since WWII – although many unused and underused airports…..

Low Cost Long Haul – Will it work? We speak to the industry!

The topic of low cost long haul is a major buzz in the aviation sector as airlines take advantage of the efficiency of new generation…..

CWT explains the 10 best ways to save money on corporate travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel has released its top tips for making important savings to any businesses corporate travel programme. CWT believe there are a few simple…..

Air New Zealand pax up 4% to 1.6m with 83% load factor in Sep-2017

Air New Zealand reported (16-Oct-2017) traffic highlights for Sep-2017: Passengers: 1.6 million, +4.4% year-on-year; Short haul: 1.4 million, +5.2%; Domestic: 1.0 million, +6.4%; Tasman/Pacific: 356,000, +1.9%;…..

Hobart Airport to review terminal redevelopment to accommodate ‘fantastic growth’

Hobart Airport will review its AUD25 million (USD19.6 million) terminal redevelopment plan in response to stronger than expected growth in arrivals and new services (The Mercury,…..

Fiji Airways yet to return 737-700 involved in depressurisation to service

Fiji Airways stated the Boeing 737-700 involved in a cabin depressurisation incident on 10-Oct-2017 has not yet returned to service, with executive GM corporate affairs Shaenaz Voss.stating: “Our…..

Airservices Australia rejects calls for release of airport foam records

Airservices Australia rejected calls from United Firefighters Union to release records related to the use of foams used at airports containing toxic chemicals (Canberra Times, 16-Oct-2017). The…..