IASC: Qantas’ request to renew Determination [2008] IASC 103 approved

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission (IASC) approved (09-Jun-2017) Qantas‘ request to renew Determination [2008] IASC 103 on the US route. The renewal of this allocation includes…..

IASC: Notification of decisions for the Qantas Group

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission announced (07-Jun-2017) decisions related to the following determinations for the Qantas Group: Determination [2011] IASC 123 allocating to Qantas 35.6…..

IASC: Notification of decisions for the Virgin Australia Group

Australia‘s International Air Services Commission announced (07-Jun-2017) decisions related to the following determinations for the Virgin Australia Group: Determination [2007] IASC 118 permits the capacity allocation…..

Badgerys Creek Update – Interactive Map Released

In May-2017, the Australian Government released its 2017/18 Federal Budget, which included the development of the proposed Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. The Government committed to AUD2.3 billion…..

Tourism New Zealand appoints new General Manager Asia

Tourism New Zealand appointed (09-Jun-2017) Gregg Wafelbakker to the role of general manager Asia, effective 03-Jul-2017. Mr Wafelbakker joins Tourism New Zealand from Westland Milk…..

Airnorth adds capacity from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport to Cairns and Melbourne

Airnorth increased (09-Jun-2017) Brisbane West Wellcamp-Melbourne frequency from twice to three times weekly from 09-Jun-2017, and Melbourne-Brisbane West Wellcamp-Cairns frequency to three times weekly on…..

Air New Zealand looking to digital retailers and Disney for customer service models

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon commented that the carrier is “really perceived as being quite innovative” and that the airline has a “disproportionate weight…..

Pepper the Robot – Coming to an airport near you

If you haven’t heard of Pepper the Robot, you soon will. Pepper is the world’s first personal and emotional humanoid robot (yes you heard correctly,…..

73rd IATA Annual General Meeting – Cancun Wrap Up

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) hosted its 73rd annual general meeting in Cancun, Mexico on 4-6 June. As a sponsor of the event, CAPA…..

Tianjin Airlines to launch Chongqing-Melbourne service in late Oct-2017

Tianjin Airlines, via its official WeChat account, announced (08-Jun-2017) plans to launch Chongqing-Melbourne Tullamarine service on 31-Oct-2017. Reservation for the service is now available through…..

Alliance Aviation Services Limited: FIFO Contract Extension

Alliance Airlines confirmed (08-Jun-2017) the contract to supply dedicated scheduled FIFO charter flights for BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd (BHPIO) has been extended through…..