Singapore Airlines to increase Sydney frequency from Dec-2017, add Perth capacity in Mar-2018

Singapore Airlines plans to increase Singapore-Sydney frequency from 33 to 35 times weekly, effective 05-Dec-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 and replace A330-300 with Boeing 777-200ER equipment on…..

Tourism NZ, Korean Air and Auckland Airport launch joint tourism promotion

Tourism New Zealand (Tourism NZ) stated (18-Jul-2017) travellers from South Korea to New Zealand increased 14% over the past year. Tourism NZ partnered with Korean Air and Auckland International Airport to “capitalise…..

Tigerair Australia launches ‘Fare Freeze’

Tigerair Australia launched (19-Jul-2017) ‘Fare Freeze’, a new product enabling consumers to hold a fare price for 48 hours before purchasing. Priced at AUD3 (USD2.37) per person…..

Auckland Airport GM aeronautical operations Judy Nicholl to resign

Auckland Airport announced (19-Jul-2017) GM aeronautical operations Judy Nicholl will be leaving the company in Oct-2017 to pursue the position of Counties Power CEO. Recruitment…..

Samoa PM: Air New Zealand considering more 777 services to Apia Faleolo Airport

Samoa‘s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi said Air New Zealand is considering more Boeing 777 services to Apia Faleolo Airport (Radio NZ, 19-Jul-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, Virgin Australia also applied to…..

The Loop Duty Free upgrades store at Auckland Airport International Departure hall

The Loop Duty Free revealed (18-Jul-2017) the first phase of its newly renovated duty free store at Auckland Airport‘s International Departure hall. The renovation is part…..

Airlines cashing in on the box office bonanza

Earlier this month, we witnessed yet another example of an airline attempting to cash in on the success of a movie franchise by plastering well…..

The changing needs of the business traveller

It’s not all priority boarding and airport lounge access driving business travellers anymore, says Egencia’s Business Travel and Technology Survey. In its 4th edition, the survey…..

Qantas puts first Boeing 737-800 with new livery into service

Qantas Airways commissioned (14-Jul-2017) its first Boeing 737-800 (VH-VXM) with a repainted and updated livery. The updated livery and kangaroo logo was launched in Oct-2016, to coincide with plans to…..

Alliance Airlines: Codeshare with Virgin Australia ‘best of both worlds’

Alliance Airlines CEO Lee Schofield said the airline’s agreements with Virgin Australia meant there were new opportunities to service regional Queensland (Brisbane Times, 17-Jul-2017). Commenting…..

Tourism & Transport Forum: China to overtake New Zealand as Australia’s largest source market

Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) reported (14-Jul-2017) Australian Overseas Arrival Data shows China is set to overtake New Zealand for the first time as Australia’s…..